St. Charles County Government’s cable access programming will officially move from cable channel 10 to channel 26 beginning January 26, 2006. The county entered an agreement with Lindenwood University and Charter Communications to cablecast St. Charles County Council meetings, Focus St. Charles County public information program, and other government-produced programming on the university’s channel LUTV 26. The move marks the first expansion of county programming since viewers began watching St. Charles County Council meetings on cable in 1995.
“Our move to Lindenwood’s channel provides viewers additional opportunities to watch county council meetings at times that may be more convenient for their schedules. Focus St. Charles County programs will also air more often, allowing more choice in when to watch programs about the services county government provides to its citizens,” said Lisa Dunham, Director of Governmental Communications.
Since 1995, St. Charles County programming has aired on the City of St. Peter’s government access channel. The move to LUTV 26 was necessary in order to gain timeslots for its Focus St. Charles County show and create additional public information programs in the future. The change also provides more residents the ability to view county programming as it will also reach cable subscribers served by Charter Communications’ Lake Saint Louis head-end. Lindenwood University’s TV 26 is the higher education cable channel for St. Charles County and reaches more than 50,000 cable subscribers.
“We appreciate the partnership we have had with the City of St. Peters over the last decade in sharing time on their channel. Our move to Lindenwood will allow St. Peters to make changes to their program schedule as well,” added Ms. Dunham.
St. Charles County Government produces council meeting coverage and other cable programming as part of its continuing commitment to provide information, programs, and services to residents so that they can make informed decisions and become an active part of this dynamic county.