Frequently Asked Questions
Is Public TV 13 more than one channel?
Public TV 13 broadcasts in digital on channels 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3 (VHF) 24 hours a day.
After installing a new digital TV or converter box, antenna viewers will need to re-scan their channels in order to find our 3 digital channels, and other local digital channels. See below for instructions for cable viewers.
How can I watch Public TV 13’s three channels?
Over-the-air antenna viewers will need either a set-top digital TV converter box or a television set equipped with a digital ATSC tuner. Viewers in fringe areas may need to upgrade their antennas in order to receive digital TV. For tips on digital reception and converter boxes, see our Digital TV FAQ.
Can I get more than one Channel 13 on cable?
Many cable viewers have the option of viewing more than one Channel 13. Charter Spectrum Cable subscribers can see Public TV 13 on channels 13 and 783 (782 in Sault Ste. Marie.) Charter Spectrum digital tier subscribers can find WNMU PBS Kids 13.2 on channel 199 in SD (new 1/16/2017), and TV13/PLUS 13.3 on channel 195 in SD (197 in Sault Ste. Marie.) Other area cable companies also have the option of picking up Public TV 13’s additional channels, and some plan to upgrade their service to include them. Call your local cable provider for more information.
Can I receive Public TV 13 via satellite?
Can I purchase a copy of one of Public TV 13's local productions?
Our local documentaries and some episodes of our local series’ are available for purchase. Please see our Video Sales page for details.
Where's my FanFare?
No matter the problem, please contact us at 800-227-9668. We'll immediately send you a FanFare and correct the problem.
Why has FanFare shrunk? Where are the weekend daytime program listings?
When postal rates went up we had a significant, unexpected increase in mailing costs for FanFare. In an effort to keep costs in line with what we have been spending in the past, we decided that it was necessary to cut down the size of the guide in order to use the Post Office's "letter-sized" bulk mail rate. Reducing the overall size of the publication without adding extra pages meant cutting some content. We decided that cutting the weekend daytime listings was preferable to cutting out the photo/highlight boxes or cutting program descriptions overall. Daytime programs are listed in our daytime grid, found on page 4 of FanFare. You can also find complete listings on our schedule grid page.
Where's my Thank-You gift?
Public TV 13 is very serious about protecting the billing information entrusted to us by our Partners. When you click the "Submit Form" button on our online pledge form, your information is sent to a secure server where it is kept until it is entered into our membership system. If you have concerns about pledging online, we are always glad to take pledges by mail or by phone during regular business hours (8 am-5 pm ET) at 906-227-1300 or 800-227-9668.
WNMU-TV provides a "second audio program" (known as SAP) during our broadcasts. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, our Channel 13.1 SAP provides local weather forecasts. If you are hearing this audio, your television is set to listen to the second audio program. To receive our regular TV13 audio, you need to go the audio setup menu on your TV and select "stereo" or "mono" instead of "SAP." Some remote controls also have a button labeled SAP or Audio to control this feature.
WNMU-TV provides a "second audio program" (known as SAP) during our broadcasts. On Channel 13.3, our SAP provides audio from Public Radio 90 broadcasts. If you are hearing this audio, your television is set to listen to the second audio program. To receive our regular TV13 audio, you need to go the audio setup menu on your TV and select "stereo" or "mono" instead of "SAP." Some remote controls also have a button labeled SAP or Audio to control this feature.
Can I publicize my community event on your station?
WNMU-TV does not provide on-air community calendar listings and we can not broadcast your pre-produced video public service announcements or PSAs. With that in mind, if you still want to send us news releases or announcements, you may email them to our main address: email@example.com.
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