Rescan for WXXI on your Television

If you’re a WXXI Television viewer using an antenna, this is an important message for you.

By law certain TV stations in our area were required to change broadcast frequencies. WXXI was one of these stations. Our transition work is now complete and now you will need to rescan your TV to receive the new frequencies – but don’t worry – we will still appear on your TV as WXXI 21.1 through 21.4. 

For further assistance, TV viewers can visit:

You can also call the consumer helpline at  888-225-5322 (888-CALLFCC) and press “6” to speak with a dedicated help desk representative.

If you are a cable or satellite subscriber this does not affect you.

Learn More

Here are some additional links about why we are required to change our over-the-air frequency.  You can find more information at:

WXXI-TV provides the best in local documentaries, trusted children's programs, and unparalleled entertaining and educational offerings from PBS.
WXXI World features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television's award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.
WXXI Create airs cooking, travel, how-to, and lifestyle programming 24/7. It's your destination for the best in lifestyle programming.
A first-of-a-kind partnership with the City of Rochester, NY and WXXI, City 12 provides city residents with 14 hours a day of interesting, informative and entertaining new programming.
WXXI Kids 24/7 is a TV channel and livestream dedicated to PBS KIDS programming when and where you want it.