Who We Are

Since 1958, WSIU has provided trusted programming and services that inspire personal growth, community engagement, and a love for learning in people of all ages.

Licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, WSIU Public Broadcasting is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus.

The WSIU stations serve more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital television channels, three radio stations, an HD radio channel, a website, local production units, and an education and community outreach department. Additional services include the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS), operated by WSIU Radio, which helps nearly 1,000 individuals who are blind or whose physical condition prevents them from reading stay connected to the world. WSIU also offers professional development in the broadcast industry to hundreds of students each year.

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WSIU Public Broadcasting exists to improve the quality of life of the people we serve. Through programs, services and outreach, WSIU partners with other community organizations to promote positive change, and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


WSIU Public Broadcasting is an essential public resource that combines the power of media with the power of people to strengthen our communities.


WSIU Public Broadcasting strives to achieve our mission and vision by incorporating the values of integrity, fairness, balance, diversity, sustainability, collaboration, and excellence in making decisions and taking action.

Our Stations

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Making a Difference

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WSIU: Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

Read our 2017 Local Community Impact Report to see how we’re working with partners & people like you to make a difference!

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