Jefferson Cable Corporation

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The Jefferson Cable Corporation was Charlottesville's first cable company, and the first in central Virginia.[1]


The Jefferson Cable Corporation was founded by Robert Monroe[1] in Charlottesville in 1963, offering customers 12 channels. At the time, it was the second 12-channel cable system in the United States. Local productions were produced at 324 West Main Street.[2] In 1975 Monroe sold the company to Mansfield Communications. After being passed then to Multi-Channel TV and then Adelphia Communications, production ended in 1990.[3]

In 1968, the service offered 10 television channels plus FM music. [4]

Programs Offered

Among the programs offered by the Jefferson Cable Corporation were:

  • Classroom Capers
  • Cable Contact
  • Community History with Bernard Chamberlain
  • Jeff Laigon Songbook
  • People, Places, Things
  • University Perspectives


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barling, Stephen (2003-02-13) "Cosmic degrees: Out of body at the Monroe Institute", The Hook (Charlottesville), Issue 206
  2. Barefoot, Coy, prod. "A History of the Jefferson Cable Corporation with Steve Ashby." Charlottesville - Right Now! WINA, Charlottesville, Virginia, 27 Feb. 2009. Radio.
  3. Web. History of CPA-TV, Charlottesville Public Access Television, Charlottesville, Virginia, retrieved August 16, 2012.
  4. Print: Advertisement, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family November 1, 1968, Page 7.

External links

Cablevision—a Brief History of the Jefferson Cable Corporation on YouTube