About WXXI Services


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

Strategic Plan and Local Content & Services Report:


Strategic Direction 2014-2019 

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 three television channels and six radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of radio and podcasts of many programs.


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. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the channel offeres children's programming before returning to the regular schedule of Create offerings.

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 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.)

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.)

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.

Educational Outreach Center: Delivers educational services to the community through instructional programming, Ready To Learn, Adult Basic Education, on-demand educational video, online resources, social media offerings, informal family learning events, youth media production, in-person outreach initiatives and local educational productions. Professional development offerings includes training workshops for educators, caregivers and parents offered by WXXI education staff. Professional development and technical assistance to adult literacy programs is provided by the, ACCES/Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network.

Events: WXXI provides a wide range of outreach and community lifelong learning events from: educational 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.


Coverage Area:

TV | Radio


Additional Information and Policies: 


Public Files (PDFs) :

FCC Station Profile & Public Inspection Files for WXXI-TV
For assistance with public file access for persons with disabilities: Contact Irene Fink, [email protected]

WXXI FCC-EEO Report 2016-2017




WXXI Local Content and Service Report 2015

FCC WXXI Ownership Report

FY 2017 PBS Membership Certification

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.

990 Tax Forms FY 2015: WXXI 990The Little Theatre 990

Consolidated Audited Financial Statements as of June 30, 2015 and 2014