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Fast Facts

-WHYY is Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware. About 160 employees work at WHYY.


-WHYY reaches and engages about 1 million television viewers and 410,000 radio listeners a week and 90,000 unique website visitors a month. An NPR member station, WHYY-FM began broadcasting in 1954. A PBS member station, WHYY-TV began broadcasting in 1957.


-In addition to watching television programs on WHYY-TV, Y Arts and Y Info, content can be watched online or using Comcast's on-demand service. Radio programs can be listened to on WHYY-FM, online or taken with you by subscribing to podcasts. News and feature radio programs can be listened to anytime, anywhere using any mobile phone. WHYY.org and NewsWorks.org contain even more news and information reports and multimedia content.


-WHYY has about 100,000 members, who contribute financial support. More than half of WHYY's operating budget comes from member contributions. Businesses also establish partnerships with WHYY as programming underwriters.


-WHYY's Community Relations Department held 60 events — with themes that built on WHYY's rich on-air programming to provide unique off-air event experiences — in 2009.


-The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons teaches community members to express themselves through digital media. Hamilton Commons, which operated as The Learning Lab at WHYY from 2003 until its facility addition was dedicated in 2010, puts state-of-the-art equipment into the hands of teens, teachers, senior citizens and WHYY members as they learn audio and video production, shooting and lighting techniques, sound recording and digital editing.


- eLearning Delaware is part of eLearning for Educators, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education and collaboration between eight state education agencies and public television stations, including WHYY.