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WXXI logo

PBS 21 WXXI-TV is the PBS television station from Rochester on Channel 21. The station is owned by the WXXI Public Broadcasting Council group, which also operates WXXI-AM (1370), WXXI-FM (91.5), and Reachout Radio, a service for those with visual impairments or blindness.

  • Digital television:

WXXI entered the digital era in September 2003 when WXXI-DT signed on with Rochester’s first full-power digital television signal. The digital channel is subdivided into three digital subchannels, which include: WXXI-HD (21-1) is the station's HDTV public broadcasting service. Until December 17, 2008, the national PBS HD feed was available on ch 21-1 (also on Time Warner Cable 1011). PBS World (21-2, also airs Classic Arts Showcase from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.), features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television’s award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers. (also on Time Warner Cable 524). Create (21-3), a digital channel that carries Create, showcasing the best cooking, travel, fine living and how-to programming public television has to offer. (also on Time Warner Cable 433).

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