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TV/DTV | Radio

WXXI DTV
WXXI TV broadcasts three over-the-air channels which are also carried by Time Warner Digital Cable in the Rochester region.

WXXI's Designated Market Area, as defined by The Nielsen Company, is the Greater Rochester Metro region encompassing five counties:  Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, and Yates.  WXXI-TV can be seen in 11 counties surrounding Rochester.  WXXI’s three TV channels are available over the air and through Time Warner Cable.  WXXI Television High Definition programming is also available on DIRECTV and Dish Network.

1)        WXXI-HD -- Digital Cable 1221 / DT21.1 *
2)        WXXI World -- Digital Cable 1275 / DT21.2
3)        WXXI Create -- Digital Cable 1276 / DT21.3

* WXXI-HD -- Digital Cable 1221 / DT21.1 -- is simulcast in Standard Definition on Time Warner Cable 11.


City 12
Offered only on cable within the City of Rochester limits, City 12 is a unique relationship between the City of Rochester and the WXXI Public Broadcasting Council.  The goal of this partnership is to bring to Rochester area residents useful and practical life skills information that enhances their daily living tailored to thriving in an urban environment.


WXXI-AM 1370
WXXI-AM is a 24-hour, 5 KW AM radio station, located in Rochester, broadcasting at 1370 Kilohertz.  During the hours from local sunrise to local sunset the primary signal covers a circular area with a 40 to 50-mile radius around Rochester.  The WXXI-AM  signal can be heard across much of the five-county area around Rochester.

From sunset to sunrise WXXI-AM broadcasts on a directional pattern as required by the Federal Communications Commission to protect other stations operating on the same frequency to the west and northeast.  WXXI-AM’s night-time signal reaches the City of Rochester and its northern and southeastern suburbs.  1370 AM programming is simulcast during morning and afternoon drive times on WRUR-FM 88.5 in partnership with the University of Rochester, and on WXXY-FM 90.3 in Houghton.  It is also heard simulcast 24/7 on WXXI-FM HD 2.

WXXI-AM 1370 also can be streamed live on WXXI.org.  Downloadable audio and podcasts are also available for many programs, features, and news coverage.


WXXI-FM 91.5
The WXXI-FM analog and digital 91.5 signals extend 50 miles in all directions from a broadcast tower on Pinnacle Hill in Rochester.  WXXI-FM’s classical music programming also can be streamed live on WXXI.org.


WRUR-FM 88.5
WRUR-FM 88.5 is a broadcast partnership of the University of Rochester and WXXI that provides NPR news and eclectic music programming to the Rochester community and beyond.  The signal reaches eastern Orleans and Genesee counties, Livingston County north of Dansville, the majority of Ontario and western Wayne counties, as well as northwest Wyoming and northeast Yates counties.  WRUR-FM also can be streamed live on WRUR.org and WXXI.org.


WXXY-FM 90.3
WXXY-FM 90.3, located in Houghton, broadcasts to Allegheny County and portions of the Southern Tier. The station broadcasts a combination of classical music and NPR News programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  The signal reaches Mount Morris, Dansville, Hornell, Alfred, Friendship, Cuba, Ischua, Franklinville, Lime Lake, Arcade (northern and central Allegany County, western Steuben County, northwestern Potter County, east central Cattaraugus County and southern Wyoming County).

WEOS-FM 89.5 / 90.3

WEOS-FM 89.5/90.3, located in Geneva, is an NPR station and partnership between WXXI and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, provides 24 hours of NPR news programs and eclectic entertainment to the Finger Lakes area.  The signal reaches Honeoye Lake on the west, Otisco Lake on the east, north to Lyons, and south to Dundee.  WEOS-FM also can be streamed live on WEOS.org.

WITH-FM 90.1
WITH-FM 90.1 is a new public radio station serving Ithaca and the surrounding areas.  It is operated jointly between WEOS and WXXI and offers a mix of eclectic music programs along with alternative news programs.   The signal reaches the southern Finger Lakes area, including Ithaca and Watkins Glen, from Ovid to south of Ithaca, west of Seneca Lake and near Cortland to the east.  WITH-FM also provides, via the HD2 signal, a 24- hour classical music service.  WITH-FM also can be streamed live on WITHradio.org.


Reachout Radio
WXXI Reachout Radio is a radio reading service that provides 24-hour per day readings of local, regional, and national newspapers, magazines, and specialty programs of interest to people who are visually or physically print-impaired. Eligible print-impaired individuals include those with visual impairment or blindness, those who suffer from a physical disability which prohibits the holding of printed material, or one with a learning disability such as dyslexia. WXXI Reachout Radio is closed-circuit and is accessible through a specially-tuned radio which is provided free of charge to eligible applicants. The service is also made available for people who are temporarily disabled due to surgery or accident. WXXI Reachout Radio is provided in partnership with ABVI-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester.

Reachout Radio is located in the WXXI Public Broadcasting facility at 280 State Street in downtown Rochester. The service is broadcast on a subcarrier frequency of 91.5 FM in Rochester, and 90.3 FM in Houghton. Its broadcast reaches listeners in Monroe, Orleans, Wayne, Genesee, Ontario, Wyoming, Livingston, Yates, Seneca and portions of Allegany and Steuben counties. WXXI Reachout Radio is one of more than 120 radio reading services available through the United States that are members of the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS). For information on a service in another area, call toll-free 1-800-280-5325.