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Northwest Community Television 

  




1. What year was your organization established?
The Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Joint Powers Agency was established in 1981. The Northwest Suburbs Community Access Corporation was established in 1982. This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is doing business as Northwest Community Television. CCX Media is a service of Northwest Community Television similar to what it was when we were branded Channel 12. 

2. What city/cities does your organization serve?
We serve nine cities in the Northwest Suburbs of Minneapolis: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.

3. What is the approximate population of the area your organization serves?
The population is approximately 334,000.

4. What is the board/management structure?
The cable commission has 18 members (2 from each city). They are all appointed positions. A combination of elected officials, city staff and residents make up the commission.  

The NWCT board of directors has 15 members (1 from each of the nine cities plus 4 at-large positions and 2 representatives who are elected by the community producers).

5. How many full-time and part-time staff members?
33 full-time staff and 49 part-time staff. It is important to note that most of the part-time staff are only working a couple of hours a week to fill positions at city council meetings, sporting events, etc.

6. How many channels does your organization manage?
NWCT manages 1 local origination channel, 2 community access channels and 9 city channels. The school districts manage their own channels.

7. Do you have a fun fact or story about your organization?
We recently rebranded to CCX Media. CCX stands for CONNECTED COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE. Northwest Community Television is still the operating company. We have four sub-brands under the CCX Media name: News, Sports, Cities and Create. The “Create” name takes the place of the term Public Access. 

8. Please list your organization's website and social media links.

www.ccxmedia.org  
www.youtube.com/ccxmedia  
www.facebook.com/ccxmedia.org  
www.twitter.com@ccxnews  

 

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