WXXI host retiring after 20 years of questions

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WXXI’s Homework Hotline is losing its co-creator and host, Carol Smith, who is retiring after 20 years with the program in Rochester, N.Y., reports the Daily News Online. The Hotline enables students in grades four through 12 to get help with homework problems live on the air. It has received numerous honors, including nine New York State Broadcasters Association awards for best program or series designed for children, and Silver and Bronze Tellys. Smith is also one of the founders of Rochester’s Dial-A-Teacher program. She’ll be honored on WXXI-AM’s 1370 Connection at noon Wednesday (Oct. 27).