TV Technical Info / Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning

For Closed Captioning concerns please contact our Captioning Hotline:

Phone: 717-704-3000
Fax: 717-704-3659

We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or 1 business day.

For written Closed Captioning complaints, please contact:

Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio
4801 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Direct Line: 717-910-2808
Fax: 717-704-3659

Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our Captioning Hotline. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your written complaint within 30 days.

Closed Captioning of WITF Original Productions

All programming distributed by WITF complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality.

Programming provided by WITF complies with these regulations by either:
(i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2);
(ii) adopting and following the "Video Programmer Best Practices" set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or
(iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d),
including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the "electronic news room" technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.

Questions regarding the WITF and its captioned program distributions can be directed to the Program Director, Fred Vigeant, at 717-910-2851 or by email to

Please be aware that FCC rules obligate WITF TV to report non-certifying video programmers to the FCC. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Download WITF's Closed Captioning Certificate

Frequency and coverage information

WITF is a trusted, valued supplier of programs and services that both satisfy and stimulate curiosity for residents in every community in the central Pennsylvania region.

WITF broadcast services reach audiences in over 17 counties in central Pennsylvania reaching a weekly audience of 345,000 viewers.

WITF-TV creates & produces local programs such as Smart Talk and Health Smart.


  • Digital (Over-The-Air) Broadcast WITF-DTV 33.1, This is HD and on RF 36. The actual RF channel of 36 is different from the virtual RF channel of 33 at Harrisburg.
  • Digital (Over-The-Air) Broadcast WITF-DTV 33.3 This is HD and on RF 33. The actual RF channel of 33 is the same as the virtual channel of 33 at Chambersburg.

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