PBS member station in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
ChannelsDigital: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
BrandingPBS Charlotte
SloganChannel Your Curiosity
OwnerCentral Piedmont Community College
First air date
August 27, 1965 (55 years ago) (1965-08-27)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 42 (UHF, 1965–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 11 (VHF, 2000–2020)
NET (1965–1970)
Call sign meaning
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Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID10645
ERP2.57 kW
HAAT359 m (1,178 ft)
Transmitter coordinates35°17′15″N 80°41′44″W / 35.28750°N 80.69556°W / 35.28750; -80.69556Coordinates: 35°17′15″N 80°41′44″W / 35.28750°N 80.69556°W / 35.28750; -80.69556
Translator(s)28 (UHF) Hickory
Public license information

WTVI, virtual channel 42 (VHF digital channel 9), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The station is owned by Central Piedmont Community College. WTVI's studios are located in the Chantilly-Commonwealth section of east Charlotte, and its transmitter is located in the unincorporated area of Newell in northeastern Mecklenburg County (just northeast of the Charlotte city limits). It is the only public television station in North Carolina that is not operated by UNC-TV, and is one of three PBS member stations serving the Charlotte metropolitan area, along with UNC-TV's WUNG-TV (channel 58) in Concord and South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)'s WNSC-TV (channel 30) in Rock Hill.

On cable, WTVI is carried on Charter Spectrum channel 5 in the immediate Charlotte area (channel 4 in Kannapolis and Concord, channel 13 on legacy Charter systems), Comporium Communications channel 109 and AT&T U-verse channel 42. In recent years, WTVI has been carried on cable in Troy, which is within the Greensboro television market.

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