Messages from the President

05/24/2011 - 8:49am

You must be aware of the the upcoming 26th Congressional District election. You've probably seen the loud, polarizing political ads from all sides, and heard the candidates shouting at each other across the radio dial. But you haven't seen -- or heard -- that quarreling on WXXI.

05/17/2011 - 4:23pm

Things certainly have been busy around WXXI this month. The recent rash of rain on the area has not put a damper on the news and activities surrounding your public broadcasting station:

05/09/2011 - 9:50am

As the world focused on the news of Osama bin Laden's death after U.S. Navy Seals swept into his fortified compound in Pakistan, many listeners quickly turned to WXXI for NPR's analysis. But the news of bin Laden's death was just the headline – discovering what actually happened and the impact it has on the U.S. and the world, was the true story.

05/02/2011 - 5:12pm

One of the many benefits of membership to WXXI is the events and productions we present on an on-going basis. Aside from exceptional television and radio programming, comes the opportunity to extend your experience with those programs even further.

04/15/2011 - 3:35pm

With all the swirling information – and misinformation – surrounding government funding and public broadcasting, I am often asked, “How is WXXI doing?” As the question is mostly delivered compassionately, I am quick to respond that there are positive things happening.

04/07/2011 - 4:12pm

While the media and special interest groups tend to portray the current debate over federal funding for public broadcasting as a “partisan issue,” a few days in Washington, meeting with our elected officials, again proved that there's support for public media on both sides of the aisle. 

04/02/2011 - 12:41pm

Last Thursday WXXI and the RPO hosted its Education Takes the Stage luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Nearly 700 people came out to support the education programs of both organizations.

03/28/2011 - 4:21pm

The education services of WXXI and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra take the spotlight as we jointly present this week’s Education Takes the Stage Luncheon. On Thursday, March 31, 2011 at noon, WXXI and the RPO will host a special luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center to introduce the RPO's Music Director-Designate Arild Remmereit.

03/21/2011 - 4:04pm

WXXI's Jon Haliniak sat down with President Norm Silverstein to talk about the impact of HR 1076, a bill that would prevent federal funds from going to NPR and would prevent stations from using federal dollars to acquire NPR or other radio programming.  Here's an excerpt from their discussion:

 

Q: What does HR 1076 do?

03/14/2011 - 5:36pm

The month of March marks a busy time in WXXI’s schedule. Aside from a pivotal television membership drive that is underway, we have countless other community-based programming and events scheduled.