Channel 36 - Become A Producer!
1) Attend an Orientation
Orientation will give you a full picture of the opportunities & facilities we offer. Our staff will work one-on-one with you to develop your plan of action.
2) Become a Member
You become a member to use FPA’s equipment and support the organization.
3) Take the Classes
Whether you’re in to Radio or TV, classes provide a thorough hands-on learning experience. Classes have varying lengths & intensities.
4) Volunteer - or - Fill out a Program Proposal Form
Once you pass your class you are ready to begin working on a show! If you want to volunteer on an existing show, check here for the latest options: If you want your own show, you turn in a proposal form detailing the type of program you would like to produce. The General Manager will review the proposal. Once your proposal has been approved, you receive a letter of confirmation.
5) Shoot, Edit, Announce, & Create!
You are now free to reserve, check out, & use the equipment that you’re certified for. This means you can shoot your show in the studio, begin your radio program, or check out cameras for a field shoot. Some people choose to use their own equipment in conjunction with ours. If you need help getting started with your TV show, ask us about Staff Productions!
6) Share Your Program With the Community
Air your radio or television show on one of our channels. We can be found on Cox Cable of Fairfax County and Comcast Cable of Reston. We reach over 250,000 households in Northern Virginia. That’s close to a million potential viewers!