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WFYI logo 215.png station_slogan =
Indianapolis, Indiana
Channels Digital: 21 (UHF)
Affiliations PBS
Owner Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc.
First air date October 4, 1970
Call letters’ meaning For
Sister station(s) WFYI-FM
Former channel number(s) Analog:
20 (1970-2009)
Transmitter Power 200 kW (digital)
Height 238 m (digital)
Facility ID 41397
Transmitter Coordinates 39°53′59″N 86°12′1″W / 39.89972°N 86.20028°W / 39.89972; -86.20028 (WFYI)

WFYI channel 20 is the local PBS member station for Indianapolis, Indiana, United States and surrounding areas since it first signed on October 4, 1970. It is currently run by Lloyd Wright. Its most notable original series is Across Indiana, which has won several awards. Other original programming has included Indiana PrimeTime, Indiana Lawmakers, Reel Time and Indiana Week in Review.

WFYI is operated by Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, which also operates WFYI-FM (90.1), a National Public Radio member station.

Digital TV

WFYI offers the V-me network on subchannel 20.2. 20.3 currently airs a mix of Create programming in the daytime, various PBS programs in primetime, and Classic Arts Showcase overnight.

Digital channels

Channel Programming
20.1 Main WFYI programming
20.2 V-me
20.3 Create


  • WFYI (TV) was originally seen on translator W39AA in Fort Wayne in the early-1980s (previously occupied by Bowling Green's WBGU-TV); that channel became a separate, full-powered PBS affiliate WFWA in December 1986.

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