Its transmitters are located in suburban Oakland County with its studios and offices in Detroit and Wixom. It is one of five local Detroit TV stations seen in Canada on Shaw Broadcast Services and the Star Choice satellite provider. WTVS broadcasts its analog signal from the same tower that WKBD broadcasts from on Eleven Mile Rd. in Southfield at a height of 968 feet (295 m). WTVS broadcasts its digital signal from the same tower as WMYD Channel 20 and WWJ Channel 62 at 8 Mile and Meyers Road in Oak Park, Michigan at a height of 1073 feet (327 m). WTVS is one of two Detroit television stations based in the City of Detroit, the other being WDIV-TV.
On cable, WTVS can be seen on Comcast Detroit channels 3 and 97, Bright House Livonia channel 11 and Cogeco Windsor channel 67 and Wide Open West Plymouth channel 3. It can be seen in Jackson on Comcast channel 8. This station was also shown on Vidéotron cable television in Montreal for a short time, following the transmitter tower collapse of fellow PBS station WCFE-TV in Plattsburgh, New York.
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As of June 2007, WTVS was listed ninth on Charity Navigator's list of "10 Highly Paid CEO's at Low-Rated Charities". The station was cited as having a CEO paid an annual salary of $309,306 despite leading an operation with nearly 60 percent of its budget devoted to fund raising and administrative expenses.