City 12 TV

Rochester's Government Cable Access Channel 

City 12 is Rochester’s government access channel providing a “destination” for information and entertainment for urban lifestyles, careers and pastimes. The objective of the channel is to provide information about City services, programs and events in addition to important news about City, State, national and world issues, with informative and educational programs covering a wide variety of interests and issues through award-winning news and children’s shows. In addition, City 12 promotes the City of Rochester by highlighting initiatives and programs of the mayor, special events produced by the City, projects, people, parks, and any positive activity happening in the city.

Rochester City Council meetings and Council committee meetings are broadcast live each month on City 12. Council meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m., while committee meetings take place at 4:00 pm on the preceding Thursday. However, this schedule is sometimes subject to change. See the complete listing of live air times and rebroadcasts of City Council meetings and committee meetings.

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You won't want to miss, CityWise, a half-hour weekly "talk show" focusing on Rochester's most interesting personalities and relevant issues, with interviews of area elected, community and business leaders, visiting VIPs, artists and entertainers. You can enjoy watching City 12 from any TV set inside city limits connected to the Time Warner Cable system. You can also find current episodes of CityWise on the City's YouTube page.

Within City limits, the half-hour CityWise program can be viewed on City 12 Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

CityWise is rebroadcasted on WXXI-HD on Time Warner Cable Sundays at 1 p.m. (These may be pre-empted by special programming).

CityWise can be seen at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. Sunday mornings on cable Ch. 18 with any cable-connected set in this Time Warner region or at that same time on WBGT (MY 18) with non-cable-connected TVS on 46.1 digital.

Over the air, CityWise is aired in heavy rotation on 46.5 digital.

City 12 is programmed and managed at WXXI-TV's studios on State St., and is the nation's first collaboration between local government and a public broadcasting station. Viewed only within city limits on Time Warner Cable, City 12 provides city residents with 14 hours a day of interesting, informative and entertaining new programming.