Arlington Independent Media (AIM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization (tax ID 54-1217109) and community media center in Arlington, Virginia. We provide training and access to media technologies and facilitate the creation of video, audio, web and digital content. AIM is committed to cultivating the voices in our community that might otherwise not be heard.
Since 1982, AIM has continuously provided a video production equipment, facilities, training, and access to a basic cable television channel to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Our members use their skills to produce powerful local media content that highlights the people, places, organizations, businesses and events in our community. Our video programming can be found in Arlington County on the two public access cable television channels we operate: Comcast channel 69 and Verizon channel 38.
AIM’s facility, located in Clarendon just off Wilson boulevard, is equipped with the latest in media-making tools including an HD three-camera television studio, a state-of-the-art audio production suite, portable audio and video equipment, two editing stations, a Mac computer lab, a mobile production van, and more. With the historic launch of WERA-LP 96.7 FM, Radio Arlington in December 2015, AIM continues to meet the needs of the diverse population of Arlington County and the DC metro area in exciting new ways. Take a look at our class offerings and consider becoming a member to take advantage of everything we have to offer.
FROM THE BOARD AND STAFF
Raise Your Voice!
Arlington Independent Media builds our community by bringing independent voices together to exchange ideas, opinions, and artistic expressions. By providing comprehensive basic training, master-level advanced instruction, a fully equipped digital production facility, content rich website and channels delivered to every Arlington cable subscriber, we make people into producers, not just consumers, of media.
We’re all enriched when our volunteer producers raise their voices. Since October 1982, they’ve placed more than fifteen thousand programs on our channel and website. Their shows have covered every style and genre of television and have expressed innumerable points of view. Almost thirty percent of their programs have been in languages other than English, including Vietnamese, Farsi, Amharic, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. Our producers have explored the issues that matter to the Arlington community and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area from perspectives that are often ignored by the mainstream media.
When you join the AIM family, you join hundreds of talented, dedicated volunteers who work together to bring independent news, information, art, and entertainment to our viewers. You also join an organization that is internationally recognized as a leader in community based, independent media training and production.
Welcome to the family!
LOCATION AND HOURS
Location: 2701-C Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201
Although our address is on Wilson Boulevard, our entrance is on Danville Street.
Closest metro stops are Courthouse and Clarendon on the Orange and Silver lines.
Hours of Operation:
AIM is currently operating on an appointment basis.
Please contact us at 703-524-2388 to schedule your time at the facility, and to insure staff are here to support you.
Check back for new opening hours which are coming soon.
Whytni Kernodle, CEO
Linda Lawson, Senior Director of Multimedia, General Manager
Kristen Clark, Director of Community Engagement
Adwoa BW-Jones, Director of Communications & Marketing
Alvin Jones, Senior Broadcasting Manager
Ted Schneider, Broadcast Engineer
Shakira (Kay) Lafayette, Office Coordinator
Steven Burgoon, Program Training Manager
** You can email any of the above staff members by using their first name followed by @arlingtonmedia.org
Ashton Roberts, Production Assistant
Jackson Frederick, Media Intern
Sofia Rosato, Community Engagement & Marketing Intern
Anisa Worthey, Media IT Intern
ABOUT THE AIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Arlington Independent Media, under its official name Arlington Community Access Corporation (ACAC), is governed by a board of directors which oversees its actions and fiscal affairs, sets long-term policy direction, and establishes strategic goals and objectives. The board ensures that the resources of AIM are directed toward the purposes of ACAC, which are to provide the public with access to media in order that they may express themselves and promote the production, distribution, and viewing of television programs for public access channel 69 on the Comcast cable television network and 38 on the Verizon cable system.
Board of Directors:
Demian Perry, Interim President
Alicia Jones McLeod, Vice-President
Rhonda Powell, Vice-President
Claire Seaton, Secretary
Demian Perry, Treasurer
Mike Angeloni, At-Large
Kate Dorrell, At-Large
Heather Keppler, At-Large
To contact the board of directors, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTICLES AND BYLAWS
Articles of Incorporation of Arlington Community Access Corporation
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION – Amended and Restated – Approved for Submission.docx.pdf
Bylaws of Arlington Community Access Corporation
BYLAWS – 2022