On October 4, 1970 Channel 20 WFYI sent out their first broadcast signal as the official PBS source among Indianapolis TV stations. Although the actual act of casting out that first signal only took a few seconds, getting to that particular moment was much more time consuming. Through the painstaking vigilance of Aradath Y Burkhart and a group of dedicated volunteers, it took years to gain enough capital to make their dream of a Public Broadcast station a reality in Indianapolis. The group that was affectionately known as “Aradath’s Army” went door-to-door in and around downtown Indianapolis until their goal was met. That first year of WFYI programming was brought to the public by nine employees and three black and white cameras. The first studio used by Channel 20 was on the grounds of the world famous Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Channel 20 WFYI has the perfect call letters for what they provide the public. Simply put, all of their programming is for your information. While Channel 20 is always looking to entertain the public, their main goal is to further education in Indianapolis. Many of the programs they show are on subjects that span the globe. With that said, Indiana is where their heart is. This home-based Indianapolis television station’s programs such as “GED Connection” and “Ready To Learn” strive to aide local residents in achieving their maximum potential. “GED Connection” is a series of shows to help individuals pass the high school equivalency exam. “Ready To Learn” is a program that helps parents and day-care providers alike prepare children to enter and assimilate into the first grade. Offering so many programs with education at its core, Channel 20 brings something different to the Indianapolis media scene.
WFYI does not wish to educate the young and under-privileged only. Even the most advanced and smartest of Hoosiers can learn from Channel 20 WFYI‘s shows on culture in Indianapolis. They have proven, that for more than 30 years now, they know what Indy wants. For a Public Broadcast Network they have a fantastic presence in our community. At least 450,000 households tune in each week to learn more about events in Indianapolis which have helped shape our past, present, and future. There is no better time then now to check out Channel 20 and see what you can learn today.
Channel 20 WFYI
1630 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, In 46202
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