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WXXI Overview

Since 1958, WXXI has provided the Greater Rochester area with the finest radio and television programming available. In the last several years, WXXI has bloomed from broadcasting one television channel and two radio stations to four television channels and four radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of radio and podcasts of many programs.

Our currents services include:


  • WXXI-TV (DTV 21.1/Cable 1011/Cable 11), a PBS member High Definition station, features award-winning children's shows, public affairs, science and nature as well as being one of the most active local program producers in New York State.

    PBS World (DTV 21.2/Cable 524), features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television’s award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.

    Create (DTV 21.3/Cable 433), a digital channel that showcases the best cooking, travel, fine living and how-to programming public television has to offer.

  • Datacasting – Digital television allows for datacasting that provides additional data within our digital signal, which may have a large impact on Homeland Security.

    WXXI-On Demand –Watch favorite WXXI documentaries and programs through the Rochester OnDemand service on Time Warner Digital Cable 111. Select WXXI from Rochester OnDemand menu to watch selected WXXI programs when at your convenience.

    City 12 – WXXI-TV and the City of Rochester provide city residents with 14 hours a day of targeted, informative and entertaining programming.


  • AM 1370, an NPR member station, specializes in news and public affairs programming, including community-based talk shows. (Also available as a live stream.)

    FM Classical 91.5, broadcasts classical music all day, every day, plus specialty programs such as "A Prairie Home Companion," and "Fascinatin' Rhythm." (Also available as a live stream.)

    FM Classical 90.3, broadcasts classical music and NPR programming, every day in Houghton, NY.

    Reachout Radio is a radio reading service that provides direct, immediate and convenient access to printed materials for thousands with visual impairment. (Some programs are available as a podcast.)

    WRUR-FM 88.5 – WXXI and the University of Rochester provide NPR news and eclectic music programming. (Also available as a live stream.)

    WITH-FM 90.1 
    In Ithaca, NY, WXXI has partnered with Hobart & William Smith Colleges to broadcast a music and news station that will further strengthen public radio in the Finger Lakes region. (Also available as a live stream.)

    WEOS-FM 89.7
    A broadcast partnership between WXXI and Hobart & Willian Smith Colleges, providing NPR news and eclectic music programming in Geneva, NY.

    WXXI-HD Radio includes:

    FM HD 91.5-1, broadcasts classical music programming heard on FM Classical 91.5 with the highest definition of sound.

    FM HD 91.5-2, broadcasts news and information programming heard on AM 1370. Digital radio offers a dramatically higher quality audio and is not subject to seasonal pattern changes like AM radio, so the reception is greater.

    WXXI Listen Live/Podcast On-Demand: Listen to our radio services live streamed over the Internet or on your computer or IPOD/MP3 players on-demand.

Community Outreach and Education:

  • Educational Resources delivers education and information to the community through instructional programming, Ready To Learn, GED on TV, Video-on Demand, college telecourses, outreach initiatives and local educational productions.

  • WXXI Online is our award-winning web site, featuring WXXI's broadcast schedules, streaming media and resource areas for kids, news and events.