Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
Since April 27, 2020 WITF has allocated a portion of the broadcast day to expand the opportunities for distance learning as part of our television schedule. This collection of programming is in coordination with the State Department of Education, Intermediate Units across the state and all 7 Pennsylvania PBS Stations. Learn more about WITF’s Learning at Home initiative.
Beginning June 21, this initiative will move into a new phase with emphasis on younger learners in coordination with PBS Kids programming. The Learning at Home block will consist of a subset of the PBS Kids programming from 7am to noon daily. Programs in bold are part of the Learning at Home effort through the summer:
6am – Odd Squad
6:30am – Nature Cat
7am – Molly of Denali
7:30am – Wild Kratts
8am – Hero Elementary
8:30am – Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
9am – Curious George
9:30am – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
10am – Donkey Hodie
10:30am – Elinor Wonders Why
11am – Sesame Street
11:30am – Pinkalicious & Peterrific
12pm – Dinosaur Train
12:30pm – Peg + Cat
This schedule will continue through Labor Day weekend (September 3).
For viewers seeking PBS Kids programming in the afternoon, PBS Kids 24/7 is available over-the-air at channel 33.2, Comcast/Xfinity channel 239 and FIOS 465. PBS Kids 24/7 is also available to view through the PBS Kids Video app for smart phones, tablets and most smart television platforms like Roku, Fire, and AppleTV.