Under Oak Park's cable television franchise agreement, Comcast channel 19 is the public access channel reserved as a public forum for individuals, groups and organizations such as not-for-profit entities.
The cable franchise holder provides portable cameras, editing equipment and a studio at a regional location. Residents and employees of non-profit organizations based in Oak Park can become qualified users of public access by taking classes offered by the cable company.
In addition, community events sponsored by local organizations can be listed on the bulletin board message system that scrolls on the public access channel whenever there is no programming.
For more information about public access, visit www.accesschannel.com. Channel 16 is the educational access channel and is reserved for use by schools.