Cable TV Pioneers come from all areas of cable. They are the founders and presidents of MSOs and program networks, engineers and technicians, inventors, marketers, and entrepreneurs of independent cable businesses. The one thing they all have in common is the huge contributions they have made to the growth of the industry and their communities.

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Cable TV Pioneer Membership Application Nomination Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to become a Cable TV Pioneer?

To become a Cable TV Pioneer, a candidate must be nominated and have a minimum of 20 years of direct involvement in the cable industry, demonstrated leadership and progress in their positions, as well as contributed to their communities.

How do I get nominated?

Qualifying cable veterans can have an application submitted on their behalf by a qualified Pioneer, with a co-sponsor who is also qualified. Members of the board of directors cannot nominate a candidate.

Who can sponsor an applicant?

An applicant requires two sponsors. The nominating and co-sponsoring Pioneers cannot be affiliated with the candidate or with each other by a business or family relationship. Both Pioneer members’ dues must be current and they must have been a Pioneer for at least three years. A Pioneer may nominate only one candidate or may co-sponsor just one candidate each year.

When will applications be available?

Applications will be available February 10, 2020. (Download PDF Application)

What support fees must accompany the application?

There is an application fee which includes a one-time initiation fee and the first year dues. Memorial applications also require a one-time fee. The application fee is $500 which includes a $450 one-time initiation fee and $50 first-year dues. There is a one-time only fee of $500 for Memorial membership applications for deceased candidates. No application will be processed without receipt of payment.

Where should the application be submitted?

Submit completed application form, initiation fee, and candidate photograph (or jpg).

By Mail:
Cable TV Pioneers - Attn: Jim Faircloth
8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 309-908
Tucson, AZ 85749

By Overnight Delivery:
Cable TV Pioneers
9961 E. Sabino Springs Place
Tucson, AZ 85749

By Email:

Are there any restrictions on receipt of the application?

1. All applications must be received by June 1, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted.

2. No application will be considered unless fees are included.

3. All sponsors must be members in good standing with current dues.

How do I know if I was accepted?

Notice of acceptance into the Cable TV Pioneers will be given to the sponsor in adequate time to notify the candidate and to make arrangements to attend the induction ceremony at the Pioneers' banquet.