City 12 TV

Rochester's Government Cable Access Channel 

City 12 is Rochester’s government access channel providing a “destination” for information and entertainment for urban lifestyles, careers and pastimes. The objective of the channel is to provide information about City services, programs and events in addition to important news about City, State, national and world issues, with informative and educational programs covering a wide variety of interests and issues through award-winning news and children’s shows. In addition, City 12 promotes the City of Rochester by highlighting initiatives and programs of the mayor, special events produced by the City, projects, people, parks, and any positive activity happening in the city. 

Rochester City Council meetings and Council committee meetings are broadcast live each month on City 12. Council meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Council committee meetings take place over a two-day period, generally the 2nd Wednesday and Thursday of each month, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on both days. Day 1 meetings consist of the Parks & Public Works and Neighborhood & Business Development committees, while the Recreation & Human Services, Public Safety, and Finance committees convene on Day 2. However, at times this schedule may be subject to change. See the complete listing of live air times and rebroadcasts of City Council meetings and committee meetings. In addition to airing on City 12, these meetings are also streamed live on the Council’s YouTube channel. 

Rochester’s New Social Media Program

What's Good Rochester trailer 

What’s Good Rochester is the City of Rochester’s new social media partnership with WXXI Public Broadcasting Council in a fresh, one-of-a-kind opportunity that redefines how Rochester’s stories are told.

What’s Good Rochester replaces the longstanding “CityWise” TV program and its talk show format with an ongoing compilation of entertaining, engaging and informative short-form photo and video essays that highlights positive, topical and interesting aspects of Rochester. You can find episodes of What's Good Rochester on a designated YouTube page.

You can enjoy watching City 12 from any TV set inside city limits connected to the Spectrum Cable system.   

  • What's Good Rochester airs on City 12 TV, found on Spectrum Cable channel 1303 in the city of Rochester on Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 
  • What's Good Rochester is rebroadcasted on WXXI-HD on Spectrum Cable Sundays at
    11:30 a.m. (These may be pre-empted by special programming.)
  • What's Good Rochester can be also be seen at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. Sunday mornings on cable Channel 18 with any cable-connected set in this Spectrum Cable region or at that same time on WBGT (MY 18) on a non-cable connected TV at 46.1 digital.

City 12 is programmed and managed at WXXI-TV's studios on State St., and is the nation's first collaboration between local government and a public broadcasting station. Viewed only within city limits on Spectrum Cable, City 12 provides city residents with 14 hours a day of interesting, informative and entertaining new programming.