About WXXI Services

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WXXI is the essential, life-long educational public media resource that engages, inspires and strengthens our community.


Highly valued media services when you want them, the way you want them

WXXI DEI Statement

Strategic Plan and Local Content & Services Report:


Strategic Direction 2020-2024

Learn More at: WXXI Public Media Services About All of Our Organizations


Our current services include:


WXXI-TV (DTV 21.1/Cable 1221/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.

WXXI World (DTV 21.2/Cable 1275), features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television’s award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.

Create (DTV 21.3/Cable 1276), a digital channel that showcases the best cooking, travel, fine living and how-to programming public television has to offer.

WXXI Kids 24/7 (DTV 21.4/Cable 1277) & Live Stream is dedicated to expanding our offerings of PBS KIDS programming. The service builds on WXXI's commitment to providing educational children's programming that sparks kids' imaginations and fosters a life-long love of learning. Designed to meet the needs of today’s kids, WXXI Kids 24/7 service provides learning opportunities for every child, especially those at risk, whenever and wherever they access media. The live stream experience will expand to offer an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS KIDS show to an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience.

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 and at WXXINews.org)

FM WXXI Classical 91.5, broadcasts classical music all day, every day, plus specialty programs such as "Live from Hochstein," "RPO Concerts" and "Fascinatin' Rhythm." (Also available as a live stream.)

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

WRUR-FM 88.5 – WXXI and the University of Rochester to 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 89.5 A broadcast partnership between Hobart & William Smith Colleges and WXXI, providing NPR news and eclectic music programming in Geneva, NY. (Also available as a live stream.)

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.

WXXI Production Services: WXXI provides client production services from uplinks to video and audio production services.

Community & Member Engagement:

WXXI NewsFair. Trusted. Balanced. WXXI News brings you in-depth reporting that opens the dialogue on local ideas and promotes understanding of our diverse city, state and world.

WXXI Education: Delivers educational services to the community through educational programming, Ready To Learn, public media resources to preK-12, adult education and out of school learning organizations, schools of education and higher education, on-demand educational video, online resources, social media offerings for parents and educators, informal family learning events, youth media film festival, in-person outreach initiatives and local educational productions. Professional development offerings include training workshops for educators, caregivers and parents offered by WXXI education staff.

PBS LearningMedia New York is a free media-on-demand service available to educators and learners  through a partnership of the New York State public stations and PBS. It brings together the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready rich media experiences that engage students in exploring concepts across the curriculum. Drawing from critically acclaimed PBS programs such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and PBS KIDS, as well as quality partner content from groups such as The National Archives Smithsonian, NPR and NASA, the free service offers teachers, students and families access to over tens of thousands of videos, images, lessons, and interactives  to enrich classroom instruction and promote curiosity and lifelong learning. WXXI and other New York public media stations produce content and add it to PBS LearningMedia to  engage New York State learners at all levels with quality content. WXXI provides training to schools, educators and parents in the use of this engaging learning service.

Events: WXXI provides a wide range of outreach and community lifelong learning events from: educational training and informal fun family learning events, to the Indie Pop-up series, to special previews and member events.

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

WXXI Program Listings is our monthly program listings booklet , featuring WXXI's broadcast schedules, which is mailed or emailed to WXXI members at their request. Program listings are always available online.

Membercard Information is a benefit card entitling you to 2-for-1 savings at area restaurants, museums, bed & breakfast inns as well as savings at several online shopping sites.

WXXI Video On-Demand Services: WXXI provides full episodes and of many local and national programs for free for a period of time after they air on the WXXI/PBS Player available via the WXXI.org website or the PBS Video App. For extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming, WXXI offers PBS Passport as a member benefit.

Coverage Area:

TV | Radio


Additional Information and Policies: 


Public Files (PDFs) :

FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WXXI-TV
For assistance with Television public file access for persons with disabilities: Contact Irene Fink, ifink@wxxi.org

FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WXXI-AM
FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WXXI-FM
FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WXXY
FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WRUR
FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WEOS
FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WITH

For assistance with Radio public file access for persons with disabilities: Contact Michael Black, mblack@wxxi.org

WXXI EEO Public File Report

WXXI EEO Public File Report for WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 2022-23

WXXI EEO Public File Report For WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 2021-22

WXXI EEO Public File Report For WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 2020-21 *revised

WXXI EEO Public File Report For WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 2020-21

WXXI EEO Public File Report For WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 2019-20

WXXI EEO Public File Report for WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 2018-19

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

WXXI Diversity Statement (2021) 





FY 2019 PBS Membership Certification

2022 Annual Report

Financial Statements

WXXI 990 (FY2020-2021) | The Little Theatre 990 (FY2020-2021) 

Consolidated Audited Financials Statements of June 30, 2022 and 2021


Closed Captioning: Programs produced by WXXI for broadcast by others comply with the captioning quality standards embodied in Section 79.1(j)(2) of the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.