DPTV

About Detroit Public TV

WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market.

We operate our television services from the Riley Broadcast Center in Wixom, Michigan, named for the lead donors to our Capital Campaign, George and Dolores Riley.  We operate a radio station, WRCJ 90.9 FM licensed to Detroit Classical and Jazz Educational Radio, LLC., and managed by Detroit Public TV  and the Detroit Educational Television Foundation Board of Trustees; a Midtown TV studio in Detroit in partnership with Wayne State University; and our Detroit Bureau is located within the Detroit Historical Museum.  Our High Definition production truck can go anywhere. 

Now celebrating 11 years on the air, WRCJ 90.9 FM and HD-1 is a listener supported classical & jazz music public radio station licensed to Detroit Classical and Jazz Educational Radio, LLC., and managed by Detroit Public Television and the Detroit Educational Television Foundation Board of Trustees.  The station is located inside the Detroit School of Arts, a public high school training young people for careers in performing, visual and media arts.

Our vision is for a community in which people trust public media to help them discover new ideas, make informed decisions, and enjoy enriched lives.

We offer ten hours of PBS KIDS programs each weekday, along with national and international news, PBS favorites and classic films.

Our digital subchannels offer additional scheduling of public TV programming on 56.4 WORLDchannel, how-to and travel programs on 56.3 Create, and children's programming on 56.2 Detroit PBS KIDS.

Detroit Public TV is notably active in the community producing local programs that showcase arts, culture, news and analysis; and educational outreach campaigns that use the power of media to provide knowledge and understanding.

Detroit Public Television is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization. DPTV is licensed under the name Detroit Educational Television Foundation WTVS-Channel 56 in Detroit, and operates under the names DPTV, Detroit Public TV, Channel 56, and WTVS and www.dptv.org.

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