Release Date: 
Fri, 06/28/2013

WXXI Public Broadcasting

280 State Street. PO Box 30021

Rochester, New York 14603-3021





Kristin Tutino, Publicist: 585/258-0253

For Immediate Release

(Rochester, NY) June 28, 2013 – Homework Hotline, WXXI-TV’s live, statewide homework-help show, received the award for best program or series designed for children from the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA). WXXI’s President Norm Silverstein accepted the award at the 47th Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting on Lake George in Bolton Landing on June 24, 2013.

Homework Hotline is a live call-in TV show, where kids get help with homework problems right on the air. Designed for children in grades four through 12, it provides the tools students need to succeed in school, and supports academic achievement across a variety of NYS Learning Standards. Teachers from Rochester Dial-A-Teacher take the calls and send them to WXXI studios in Rochester, where host teachers, who are experts in subjects across the curriculum, are standing by ready to help kids work through their homework assignments live on television.

Produced by WXXI, and broadcast on PBS stations across New York State, Homework Hotline has helped thousands of children with their studies. The program airs during the school year Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), and on PBS stations throughout New York State. Homework Hotline is funded in part by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).

The NYSBA’s Annual Awards Competition encourages professional performance and recognizes outstanding achievement among NYSBA member radio and TV stations in our state.


WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. The formal affiliation between WXXI and the Little Theatre, established in December 2011, enables the two organizations to work more efficiently by pooling resources and strengths in a number of areas including back-office operation and improved fundraising capabilities.  Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.