Could television be used as an educational tool? It's a question a few educators in South Central Pennsylvania were determined to answer.
It was in 1963 that a bold group of educators and business leaders dreamed the dream that became WITF-TV. The television medium was still relatively young, but it had sparked the interest of these educators. Together they worked and eventually their dream of educational television became reality. See a WITF's timeline...
WITF signed on the air in November of 1964 from a modest studio in the basement of the Hershey Community building. The station's first home was in the basement of the Hershey Community Center, in a former bowling alley. From these humble accommodations, WITF initially served 14 counties in central Pennsylvania including about 165,000 students. Founders selected the station call letters "WITF" - which stands for "It's Top Flight."
Fast forward 50 years, and WITF's original mission to inspire learning still holds true. Today, WITF has strong roots within the community. Not only do we broadcast from a state-of-the-art television studio inside the Public Media Center, we also connect to the community through radio, print, web and social media.
Join us as we relive the past 50 years and look forward to the next. Watch WITF Takes Flight Thursday November 19 at 8:00pm and a repeat Sunday November 22 at 6:00pm.
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