Frequently Asked Questions
What does PEGASYS stand for?PEGASYS stands for PUBLIC, EDUCATION, and GOVERNMENT Access Systems.
What is the PEGASYS mission?To provide the public with access to the community through telecommunications. PEGASYS strives to be an indispensable communication resource for Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, and a workplace and volunteer site where respect, confidence and community are fostered.
Where are the PEGASYS Studios located?PEGASYS is located on the second floor of the Cherokee Strip Conference Center at 123 W. Maine in downtown Enid, Oklahoma.
How can I contact PEGASYS?123 W. Maine St.
Enid, OK 73701
Fax: (580) 540-8971
What are the PEGASYS business hours?Our facility hours are Monday & Tuesday 8am-5pm, evenings by appointment only. Wednesday through Friday we are open from 8am - 9pm. Saturday is by appointment only. Closed Sunday.
How can I become a member of PEGASYS?It's easy to become a member! Follow the link to our membership page for more information.
Can PEGASYS come and videotape an event I request?Although some people mistake us for a television station, we actually provide training and services for you, the community, to learn how to create your own productions and air them on PEGASYS Channel 11 or 12. The events we produce on a regular basis are City Commission meetings, Board of Education meetings and annual events usually organized by the City of Enid, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and the Cherokee Strip Parade. On occasion we are able to provide camera support for a community event, however these requests must be made well in advance. Requests must be submitted in writing, by filling out the Request for Local Event Coverage form.
How is the programming decided that airs on Channel 11 and 12?PEGASYS cablecasts a variety of programs with subjects such as sports, religion, community activities, personal hobbies and interests, public school emphases and city government. Volunteer members produce much of this programming and are solely responsible for the content of their shows. We invite you to join PEGASYS and begin the process of bringing your message to the public!
How can I put an announcement on the Channel 19 Bulletin Board?Channel 19 Announcements must be submitted in writing two week prior to when the announcement should begin to air. Email announcements to Stephanie@pegasys.org, fax to 249-4944, or by bringing the information to the PEGASYS offices at 123 W. Maine in the Cherokee Strip Conference Center.
Can I rent equipment such as cameras, cables etc?If you are a current member who has completed the basic training courses, you may checkout portable video equipment, use two fully equipped studios, and post-production editing suites. Our Rules and Regulations state that we cannot check or rent out equipment to an individual or an organization who is not a member and has not completed basic training within the last year. Learn how to become a member!
How is PEGASYS funded?PEGASYS is funded through membership, franchise fees, fundraising, and sponsorship by the City of Enid. We also rely heavily on donations from the community. Donations can be in the form of underwriting or sponsorships or donations of time.
Is PEGASYS a non-profit or for-profit organization?PEGASYS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
About PEGASYSSince 1986, PEGASYS has been Enid's source for true community access television, granting free access to the airwaves for individuals and organizations with a message for the community. Beginning with a small studio and one channel, PEGASYS has since grown to three channels and operates a versatile, well-equipped facility. The PEGASYS staff and over 225 volunteers use the publicly-owned studios and field equipment to reach Enid's 14,500 cable subscribers everyday.
Our mission is to train members of the Greater Enid Community in the skills required for the production of television programming. This is accomplished by conducting monthly classes. Our classes discuss all aspects of television production including camera operation, scripting, editing and promotion.
Our Mission StatementPEGASYS strives to be an indispensable communication resource for Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, and a workplace and volunteer site where respect, confidence and community are fostered.
History of PEGASYSDec 1985:
The PEGASYS Board of Directors convenes for the first time
Community Bulletin Board premieres on Channel 33
The first class of community producers are trained
PEGASYS moves into the Cherokee Strip Conference Center
May 18 1987:
First day of scheduled programming on Channel 33
First live broadcast of an Enid City Commission meeting
First live Board of Education meeting broadcast
Three editing suites added to the PEGASYS facility
Education Channel 34 joins Channel 33 in the PEGASYS lineup
PEGASYS broadcasts move to their current home on channels 11 & 12
Enid Public School begin producing foreign language classes, which continue to air on PEGASYS 12
The Community Bulletin Board moves to Channel 19 and is combined with National Public Radio courtesy of KOSU; Classic Arts Showcase debuts on PEGASYS 12; a second studio is added to the PEGASYS facility
PEGASYS acquired its first nonlinear editing system
PEGASYS completes at $300,000 upgrade to digital tape technology, installing 20 digital decks, 6 character generators, 2 nonlinear editing systems, a digital linear editing suite and adding 10 digital camcorders to its equipment pool!
After 18 months of planning, PEGASYS teams up with Garfield County Emergency Management and Cox Cable to bring real-time weather alerts to the residents of Garfield County
Automation systems begins operation of Channels 11 & 12
New Tightrope automation system is installed
Kites Over Enid
Park Avenue Thrift
Autry Technology Center
Northern Oklahoma College
Northwester Oklahoma State University
Enid Public Schools
Vance Air Force Base
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
Enid Main Street
United Way of Enid
Northwestern Oklahoma Volunteers Association
Kiwanis Club of Enid
City of Enid
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest
Enid Symphany Orchestra
Salvation Army of Enid
O G & E
Several of our import programs, produced at sister PEG facilities around the country, are available to us via pegmedia.org.
Several episodes of PEGASYS community producer Hugh Hairs' long-running program "The Postcard Show" has been uploaded to pegmedia.org and is now being shown on several access channels across the country thanks to pegmedia.org.
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