Originally started as a closed curcuit program of the local high school, PCT's roots go back to the early sixties. Long
before "Cable TV" became a fact of life, local residents used what was then known as "Studio 70" became local TV for many.
Pacifica is situated between many rolling hills along the Pacific Coast where the combination of topography and fog made bay
area "Over-the-air" frequencies difficult to receive. Out of this necessity, Pacifica Television was born.
Truth is, there the first broadcasts were more like radio shows with a very simple bulletin board serving as the only
video. PCT radio personalities filled the air-waves with talk, news and top-40 radio!
In the early 70s, the move was made to actual television when PCT (then at Channel 8) aquired the equipment and
know-how to begin broadcasting actual TV signals... In 1972, the station won an EMMY for some of those early broadcasts!
PCT is born!
In 1977 Pacifica Community Television was chartered as a California non-profit (501c3) corporation. The new station
became the Public, Education and Government (PEG) station serving those three audiences and later serving on the newly established
cable system at Channel 8 on the dial.
We believe everyone deserves their own home-town media. PCT is your station because YOU create the programming! Over
the years we have taken our hosts and guests on many journeys and explored many cultural, artistic and news worthy elements
of our town. This DIY approach has served as a national model for 30 years.