About PAPA

What is PAPA?



On September 1, 2015, Port Angeles City Council voted 6-0 to enter an agreement with Peninsula Area Public Access (PAPA) to provide programming for public access television channels to be available to Wave Cable subscribers throughout Clallam County. This agreement was extended by an additional 5 years on August 1, 2017 by a city council vote of 7-0.  Our broadcast studio is located at 215 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA.


So… What is “Public Access Television”?

Public-access television is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming which is narrowcast through cable TV specialty channels. Public-access television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…  Public-access television is often grouped with public, educational, and government access television channels, by the acronym PEG. Peninsula Area Public Access broadcasts programming on Channel 21 to Wave Cable Subscribers in Clallam County and to the worldwide online community via our website & social media (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)


Peninsula Area Public Access has been established as a non-profit organization (501c-3) to fulfill the longstanding franchise agreement with the city of Port Angeles and surrounding community.  The organization is run by a board of volunteer community members and is comprised of local producers and sponsors.  PAPA Members have access to the local airwaves and can submit content for broadcast, as well as use studio and equipment resources (including, but not limited to:  Our Editing Bay w/Final Cut Pro Editing Software, Our State-of-the-Art Studio and Control Room, Green Screen Virtual Suite, Rent our Field Cameras & Other Production Equipment, Use our Conference Spaces plus so much more!)

 

To read the Mission Statement and learn more about the goals of Peninsula Area Public Access, click the picture below…

Mission Statement

You can also learn more about the Board of Directors and our monthly public board meetings by clicking below…

Execs


For general information or to learn how you can become involved, contact us at…
info@papaonline.tv or call 360-477-4459
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