Congrats! Local Homework Hotline Fans Host the Show
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April 2, 2013 — Homework Hotline, WXXI’s state-wide live call-in show where teachers help kids with homework problems, will feature different guest hosts between April 8 and May 2, 2013. These Homework Hotline fans earned host slots after correctly answering the most “Daily Challenge” questions asked on Homework Hotline throughout the season. Homework Hotline airs Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on WMHT, and on PBS stations across New York State (check local listings).

The winning Homework Hotline hosts, and their debut dates on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) are:

•                       Justin Kowal, Cobleskill, NY, hosts Monday, April 8 at 5:30

•                       Adrian Kowal, Cobleskill, NY, hosts Thursday, April 11 at 5:30

•                       Josef Scheel, Spencerport, NY, hosts Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30

•                       Rafaél Kowal, Cobleskill, NY, hosts Thursday, April 18 at 5:30                    

•                       Colin Ingraham, Guilderland, NY, hosts Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30

•                       Cody Ingraham, Guilderland, NY, hosts Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30

•                       Ethan Washock, Troy, NY, hosts Monday, April 29 at 5:30

Three of the top ten finalists are unable to host the show, but congratulations go out to them as well:

•                       Bradley LéFevre, Brooklyn, NY

•                       Annly Fleury, Spring Valley, NY

•                       Shari Nudelman, North Woodmere, NY


Designed for children in grades four through 12, Homework Hotline provides the tools students need to succeed with homework, and supports academic achievement across a variety of New York State Learning Standards. Teachers from Rochester Dial-A-Teacher take students’ calls and send them to WXXI studios. The host teachers, who are experts in subjects across the curriculum, are standing by at the WXXI studios to help kids work through homework assignments live on television.

Produced by WXXI, Homework Hotline has garnered ten New York State Broadcasters Association awards for best program or series designed for children, plus a My Source Education Innovation Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Silver Telly, Bronze Telly, and an Aurora award. New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) funds the program.

The program also hosts a companion Web site at <>, which features a video player where visitors can search, by subject matter, segments from the show, interactive games, and homework help tips, a list of educational links, broadcast schedules, teacher host bios, and educational and entertaining features.