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City of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Susquehanna Valley
Frequency 89.5 MHZ
Repeaters W259AA 99.7 mHz Lancaster
First air date April 1, 1971
Format NPR/classical music
Callsign meaning Where It's Top Flight [1]
Owner WITF, Inc.

WITF-FM is a public radio station based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, located on the FM dial at 89.5 mHz. Since its debut on April 1, 1971, it has aired classical music and NPR news throughout central Pennsylvania, including the Susquehanna Valley, which includes Harrisburg Lancaster, Lebanon and York. It is a sister station to the area's PBS member station, WITF-TV. Both stations are based at the WITF Public Media Center in Swatara Township. The station's programming can also be heard on low-powered translator W259AA at 99.7 FM in Lancaster.

WITF-FM is a dual-format station, presenting both news and classical music during the day and programming with an affinity toward either audience, or both, each weekend. Highlights of the broadcast schedule include:

  • NPR's Morning Edition, weekdays, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., featuring local host Tim Lambert.
  • Radio Smart Talk, a local call-in show that presents current issues from a local perspective, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., featuring Craig Cohen, Scott Gilbert, and Scott LaMar.
  • Classical Air (locally selected and presented classical music), weekdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring local hosts Cary Burkett and Joe Ulrich.
  • NPR's Fresh Air, weekdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • NPR's All Things Considered, weekdays, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., featuring local host Melanie Herschorn.
  • Marketplace, produced by American Public Media, weekdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • This Week In Central PA, an arts and information calendar, airing weekdays during Morning Edition
  • Artbeat, a weekly arts feature, airing Fridays during Morning Edition

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