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 in Charlottesville in 1963, offering customers 12 channels. At the time, it was the second 12-channel cable system in the United States. [1] 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

History video



  1. 1.0 1.1 Web., Stephen Barling, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, February 13, 2003, retrieved April 4, 2021. Print. February 13, 2003 , 206, .
  2. Web. Cosmic degrees: Out of body at the Monroe Institute, Coy Barefoot, Podcast of radio show, WINA, February 27, 2009, retrieved April 4, 2021.
  3. Web. History of CPA-TV, CPA-TV, Charlottesville, Virginia, retrieved August 16, 2012.
  4. Print: Advertisement, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family November 1, 1968, Page 7.