Videofreex/Media Bus

Founded in 1971 by the members of the video collective Videofreex, Media Bus operated out of New York's SoHo district before relocating to the upstate New York town of Lanesville. From 1972 to 1977, Media Bus ran Lanesville TV, a grass-roots organization that they referred to as "the world's smallest television station." Using a local channel and a low-power transmitter, Media Bus produced community-based programming, and provided production and editing access. Reflecting the spirit of idealism and activism that characterized the early video collectives, Media Bus offered an alternative model for the production and distribution of television programming. Media Bus continues to operate a public access television in Woodstock, New York.