Our Mission

PBS Fort Wayne engages our community through content and collaborations that educate, inform, inspire, and entertain.

Our Vision

As a trusted community partner, PBS Fort Wayne will be a primary focal point for the advancement of arts, culture, history, education and the quality of life in our community.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to our community: PBS Fort Wayne contributes to a strong civil society and active community life, providing access to information and culture, extending education and offering varied viewpoints and sensibilities in its content and services.
  • Respect for our audience: PBS Fort Wayne Respects the intelligence of our audience and their right and ability to form their own opinions.
  • Diversity of perspectives: PBS Fort Wayne pursues fairness and responsiveness in content and services, with particular attention to reflecting diversity of demography, culture and beliefs.
  • Accountability to our stakeholders: PBS Fort Wayne honors the respect our community and stakeholders have for us by remaining focused on our public service mission.
  • Growth through teamwork: PBS Fort Wayne advances our staff’s knowledge and skills, utilizing their creativity and our organization’s capabilities to best serve our community and foster shared success.
  • Integrity in everything we do: PBS Fort Wayne acts with the utmost care to protect and grow the trust placed in us by the community.

Our Channels

PBS Fort Wayne broadcasts 24 hours a day over the air digital on UHF Channel 39, and within that bandwidth, broadcasts five TV Channels:

  • PBS Fort Wayne/Channel 39.1 (also seen on Comcast Channel 3/Comcast Digital 240 and Comcast 1039-HD, Frontier FiOS Channel 3, 470 and 503-HD)
  • PBSKids/Channel 39.2 (also seen on Comcast Digital 241, Frontier FiOS Channel 471)
  • createTV/Channel 39-3 (also seen on Comcast Digital 242, Frontier FiOS Channel 472)
  • Explore/Channel 39.4 (also seen on Comcast Digital 243, Frontier FiOS Channel 473)
  • 39.5/PBS39WX: Our 24/7 live weather radar channel (not yet available on most cable, satellite and pay TV providers)
  • To see where PBS Fort Wayne’s channels can be found on other area cable and pay-TV providers, click here.

Learn More

Contact us:

Via email: at info@wfwa.org

Via phone: at (260) 484-8839

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, only essential personnel and visitors to PBS Fort Wayne are currently allowed into our facility.

All other events at our station, as well as tours of our facility, have been canceled or postponed until further notice.

Due to the spread of the Delta and Omicron Variants of COVID-19…

We now require all visitors to wear a face mask or covering while visiting PBS Fort Wayne whether you have been vaccinated or not.

We can provide you with one if you do not have one.

Access to all areas of our facility are limited to specific areas unless prior arrangements with staff  and management have been made.

Effective, Wednesday, August 25, 2021