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WUSF (FM) logo.jpg
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida
Slogan Watch and Learn
Watch Listen Learn
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Affiliations PBS (since 1970)
Owner University of South Florida
First air date September 12, 1966
Call letters’ meaning University of
Former channel number(s) Analog:
16 (1966-2009)
Former affiliations NET (1966-1970)
Transmitter Power 475 kW
Height 453 m
Facility ID 69338
Transmitter Coordinates 27°50′52″N 82°15′48″W / 27.84778°N 82.26333°W / 27.84778; -82.26333

WUSF-TV is a PBS member television station in Tampa, Florida, broadcasting on digital channel 34. Owned by the University of South Florida, WUSF-TV signed on in 1966.

WUSF-TV's main rival for viewers is WEDU, one of the highest-rated public television stations in the country. However, due to its ties with USF, most of WUSF's programming is educational in nature—especially telecourses, which WUSF shows during the afternoon and late-night hours. WUSF also known for showing a wide variety of home improvement programming, such as "Home Time", during the late 1980s and 1990s that WEDU did not regularly program.

WUSF is not available on cable in some parts of the market, including southern Sarasota County, where it is not on Comcast's Venice headend. In areas served by Bright House Networks, WUSF is available only to digital cable subscribers, as of June 12, 2009.


Digital television

WUSF-DT broadcasts on digital channel 34.

WUSF's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
16.1 WUSF-DT Main WUSF programming
16.2 WUSF-DT2 WUSF Kids*
16.3 WUSF-DT3 Create
16.4 WUSF-DT4 Florida Knowledge Network (Weekdays 6AM to 6PM only)
Alternate WUSF programming (all other hours)

* -- The Annenberg Channel originally aired here until October 1, 2008, when that service was discontinued.


Analog-to-Digital Conversion

WUSF-TV shut down its analog signal on June 12, 2009 [1], as part of the DTV transition in the United States. WUSF-DT remained on its current pre-transition channel number, 34 [2] using PSIP to display its virtual channel as 16.



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