Today is PIX11 Day in New York City

By Kevin Eck 

New York Mayor Eric Adams has declared today, June 15, 2023, as PIX11 Day in New York City.

According to a press release from the Nexstar owned station, the proclamation comes on the 75th anniversary of WPIX in recognition of its significant contributions to broadcasting and the community.

WPIX began broadcasting on June 15, 1948. The station was initially owned by the New York Daily News. Over the decades, PIX11 has expanded its content to offer a mix of news, sports, sitcoms, and CW Network entertainment programs, while maintaining a strong commitment to community service and outreach.


PIX11 operates from new studios in The Daily News Building on East 42nd street, and broadcasts from atop the Empire State Building.

In addition to local news programming, the station has carried New York Mets baseball (predominately weekend games) since 1999 and New York Yankees games from 1951 to 1998 and from 2015 to 2021. The station is also known for airing children’s programming like Bozo the Clown, Joya’s Fun School, and The Magic Garden and for its annual holiday traditions like airing the 1934 movie March of the Wooden Soldiers on Thanksgiving Day, and the iconic Yule Log fireplace film loop, shot at Gracie Mansion in 1966, at Christmas.

“As you gather to celebrate this milestone,” said Adams. “I look forward to the many ways the PIX11 team will continue to #GetStuffDone as we unite to forge a brighter, more equitable, and prosperous future for all. Today, as New York City celebrates the storied history of this station, we look to the future and the continued success of PIX11.”

The station will air a special at 7 pm, called PIX11 Special: Celebrating 75 Years with PIX11.