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WGTE Logo.svg
Toledo, Ohio
United States
Branding WGTE 30
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Subchannels 30.1 PBS
30.2 PBS Kids
30.3 Create/OH Chan.
Owner Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio
Founded October 10, 1960; 56 years ago (1960-10-10)
Call letters' meaning We're Greater
Educational Television
Sister station(s) WGTE-FM
Former channel number(s) 30 (UHF analog, 1960–2009)
Former affiliations NET (1960–1970)
Independent (branded as WGTE Family) (DT2, ?-2017)
Transmitter power 49.5 kW
Height 313.6 m
Facility ID 66285
Transmitter coordinates 41°39′26″N 83°25′55″W / 41.65722°N 83.43194°W / 41.65722; -83.43194
Website www.wgte.org

WGTE is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member public television television station serving the Toledo, Ohio area. Its signal reaches as far north as Taylor, Michigan, Findlay, Ohio to the south, Sandusky, Ohio to the east, and as far west as Wauseon, Ohio.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
30.1 1080i 16:9 WGTE-HD Main WGTE-TV programming / PBS
30.2 480i 4:3 Kids PBS Kids
30.3 Create Create / OH Chan. (overnight)


WGTE began in 1953 as a low-power television station on the University of Toledo campus, with a broadcast antenna in the belltower of University Hall. It began regular operations in 1959, receiving a full license on October 10, 1960.
Current transmitter is located at 41.657350, -83.431250 (about 3 miles ENE of Oregon OH).[2]

WGTE has been digital-only since February 17, 2009.[3] The station's digital signal is multiplexed, with a high-definition feed of PBS programming on 30.1, the national 24-hour PBS Kids feed on 30.2, and a second standard-definition feed of Create on 30.3, which also airs programming from Ohio Channel (such as Government of Ohio and distance education programming) during overnight hours.

Educational Outreach (K-12)[edit]

The WGTE Educational Resource Center (ERC) provides schools services and educational materials which embrace 21st century learning skills and enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum. ERC programs go beyond the “plug and play” of traditional technology training and focus on effective integration strategies, hands-on interaction with technology and alignment to Ohio Academic Content Standards.

Cable coverage[edit]

WGTE is carried on most cable systems in northwestern Ohio. In addition, the station and all of its subchannels are available on Comcast in Melvindale, Ann Arbor and Lenawee County, Michigan. As well as on Wyandotte Municipal Cable and Buckeye Cable in the Toledo area and in the areas of Michigan where Buckeye is available.


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