Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services.
WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them.
Public broadcasting for Washington
WETA is one of 354 television stations that make up the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). WETA TV 26 reaches 1.3 million Washington area viewers in an average week who tune in for broadcasts of children’s programs, news and public affairs, history and culture, and science and nature programs. WETA's other channels include WETA HD, WETA UK, and the WETA Kids Channel.
On the radio dial, Classical WETA 90.9 FM is the exclusive home of classical music in Greater Washington. Classical WETA is also available in the Cumberland Valley on WGMS 89.1 FM and in Frederick, Maryland on WETA 88.9 FM.