|This Springfield public tv station began broadcasting in 1985 and is licensed to the West Central Illinois Educational Telecommunications Corporation. Located elsewhere within these pages you will find our mission statement available for your information, as well as the mission statement of PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service.
This station is one of 346 public television affiliates in the United States. Of the 172 licensees for PBS member stations, 22 are state licensees, 56 are university licensees, 83 are community licensees, and 11 are considered local authorities. We are a community licensed, viewer supported, public television station.