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WXXI is proud to be your local source for information on COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, WXXI has been there for you and our community with local news, talk, official information and analysis about the impact of the coronavirus on our daily lives.

Every day, we bring you latest information, including live coverage of Governor Cuomo’s forums.

Since early January, we have produced 556 stories about the coronavirus, including reports from our Albany correspondent, Karen DeWitt, and our colleagues on the CITY Newspaper staff. In addition, we have presented hundreds more stories from NPR, from around the globe.

Our Connections radio and online talk show with Evan Dawson has presented at least 54 hours of coverage since mid-March and Evan has hosted two Virtual Live Town Halls on WXXI-TV and radio about COVID-19 with local elected officials and health experts, so you could hear from them directly.

Photo-journalist Max Schulte has produced 38 videos that helped illustrate our news stories, or were uploaded to our social media pages as stand-alone videos related to the coronavirus.

To our listeners, viewers and supporters, WXXI is proud to be your local source for news about this crisis and to provide information to help all of us get through it together.  Thank you for your faith in WXXI and Public Media, and for helping to make it possible!

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As I write this month’s letter, it appears that the new President and Congress may delay the planned end of analog television broadcasting scheduled for February 17. This is in large part a response to the federal government running out of coupons to help over-the-air television viewers purchase digital converter boxes. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed. It is also a reaction to finding out how important free over-the-air television is to so many people in the country, especially in rural areas and the inner city. We’ll continue to provide the latest information about the transition on television, radio and online, especially since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected WXXI to help lead the community education effort about the transition to digital TV. You can read more about the FCC contract we were awarded on this highlight page or on page 5 of the February Guide (PDF).
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New Year's Predictions and Resolutions for 2009

The New Year is a time to make predictions and resolutions, so here’s my first one: I resolve that 2009 will be the year that WXXI makes its greatest strides in becoming the essential media resource for the Greater Rochester area.
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