A Message From the President

It's not often that you get to make history, but that's exactly what we're doing at WFYI this March and we are excited to share it with you!

On March 6, we are launching WFYI's PBS Kids, a new 24-hour broadcast channel that will carry all the great PBS KIDS programming your family has come to love over the years. PBS KIDS continues to be the most trusted provider of educational media in the country, and now you and your kids will be able to enjoy it on WFYI 2 (20.2) any time of day or night.

Our regular PBS KIDS programming on WFYI 1 will not be affected. It will continue to run from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each weekday, but now there's another station to turn to once evening comes. If you're a cable or satellite subscriber and don't know where to find WFYI 2, we have some helpful instructions listed for you in this magazine.

As they say in those infomercials – "but wait, there's more!" Not only is there a new 24-hour channel available, but the programming is streaming live right now at wfyi.org/pbskids and is also accessible through the free PBS KIDS video mobile app, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. And in a matter of months, the live stream will also offer games that will enhance the educational component of the shows. It's all very exciting!

This new era reminds me that it was Ardath Burkhart and her army of volunteers that touted the benefits of Sesame Street to help make the case for support that launched WFYI as central Indiana's PBS station back in 1970. She would be thrilled about this new development.

As if the new WFYI's PBS KIDS news isn't exciting enough, we are also revved up about this year's Wine Fest taking place March 3 at the Old National Centre. We hope you already have your tickets so we can get to know each other better and celebrate all the WFYI is doing in the community.

Thanks for your continued support. We couldn't do it without you!

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO