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WICS
WICS
Springfield/Decatur, Illinois
Branding ABC NewsChannel 20
Slogan Coverage You Can Count On
Channels Analog: 20 (UHF)
Digital: 42 (UHF)
Affiliations ABC
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
(WICS Licensee, LLC)
First air date 1953[1]
Call letters’ meaning Illinois'
Capitol is
Springfield
Former affiliations Primary:
NBC (1953-2005)
Secondary:
DuMont (1953-1955) [1]
CBS (1953-1958)
ABC (1953-1958)
Transmitter Power 1510 kW (analog)
950 kW (digital)
Height 436 m (analog)
402.2 m (digital)
Facility ID 25686
Transmitter Coordinates 39°48′16.2″N, 89°27′39.7″W
Website www.wics.com

WICS is the ABC affiliate located in Springfield, Illinois. Branding itself as "ABC NewsChannel 20", it is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group and broadcasts on channel 20. Its transmitter is located near Mechanicsburg, Illinois. It is a sister station to WICD in Champaign, which is considered a semi-satellite of WICS even though the two stations produce separate newscasts. WICS serves the western portion of the market (Springfield and Decatur) while WICD serves the eastern portion. : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... This article is about the television network. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power (ERP) is determined by subtracting system losses and adding system gains to the actual electrical power output of a transmitter. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... HAAT is used extensively in radio, as it is actually much more important than power. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A facility ID is used in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission to identify broadcast TV stations. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ... Mechanicsburg is a village located in Sangamon County, Illinois. ... WICD, which brands itself as ABC NewsChannel 15, is an ABC affiliate located in Champaign, Illinois. ... Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. ... Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...

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History

WICS began operations on September 30, 1953; owned by Plains Television Partners of Springfield. It carried programming from all four networks of the era: NBC, CBS, ABC, and DuMont [2]. However, it was a primary NBC affiliate. Although the FCC had collapsed most of central Illinois into one giant television market, WICS took on a secondary CBS affiliation because its primary affiliate, Champaign's WCIA, only provided a marginal signal to Springfield. It also aired whatever ABC programs that WTVP in Decatur (now WAND) had to turn down in order to air CBS shows not cleared by WCIA. By 1958, WICS was an exclusive NBC affiliate. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... WCIA channel 3 is the CBS affiliate located in Champaign, Illinois. ... The giant Galligantua and the wicked old magician transform the dukes daughter into a white hind. ... Jan. ...


The station originally broadcast from the Leland Hotel on Capitol Street in downtown Springfield. In 1964, WICS moved to its current studios on Cook Street in east Springfield. Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


The Federal Communications Commission considered making central Illinois an all-UHF market, but dropped these plans under heavy lobbying from WCIA. However, WICS' signal was not nearly strong enough to reach the eastern portion of the market. At the time, UHF signals were not strong enough to cover large amounts of territory. Accordingly, in 1959, Plains Television signed on WCHU in Champaign as a low-powered satellite of WICS. In 1960, it bought WDAN-TV, a low-powered station on channel 24 in Danville, changed the calls to WICD, and made it another full satellite of WICS. Starting in the 1960s, WCHU broke off from the WICS signal to provide some local programming, which was simulcast on WICD. In 1967, Plains Television merged WCHU and WICD into a new full-power station on channel 15 under the WICD calls, but operating under the WCHU license. FCC redirects here. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States Illinois Vermilion 17. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Plains Television sold WICS to Guy Gannett Broadcasting (no relation to the larger Gannett) in 1986, but held onto WICD until 1994. The two stations operated as a "regional network" sharing most network and syndicated programming. This arrangement nearly brought down WICD, and for a time it appeared that it would become a full satellite of WICS. Guy Gannett finally bought WICD in 1994. Gannett Company, Inc. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Sinclair bought most of Guy Gannett's stations, including WICS and WICD in 1999. Almost immediately after the acquisition by Sinclair was finalized, Sinclair announced the sale of the two stations, plus KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; to Sunrise Television. However, the FCC did not allow Sunrise to buy WICS/WICD due to Sunrise's ownership structure. Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst (HMTF), an investment firm controlled by Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks, owned a large block of Sunrise stock. HMTF is majority stockholder of LIN TV, then-owner of WAND in Decatur. The FCC ruled that HMTF held enough stock in Sunrise that an acquisition of WICS/WICD would have resulted in a duopoly between two of the four highest-rated stations in the market--something which is forbidden by FCC rules. As a result, Sinclair remains the owner of WICS, WICD and KGAN. This article is about the year. ... KGAN is a television station based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Linn Incorporated 1849 Government  - Mayor Kay Halloran Area  - City 166. ... The son of a Texas radio station owner, Thomas Hicks became interested in leveraged buyouts as a member of First National Banks venture capital group. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... For the English cricketer, see Tom Hicks (cricketer). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The giant Galligantua and the wicked old magician transform the dukes daughter into a white hind. ... Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... A true duopoly is a specific type of oligopoly where only two producers exist in one market. ...


In 2005, WICS and WICD swapped affiliations with WAND and became ABC affiliates. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WICS and WICD have been very competitive in the news race lately after years of being a distant second behind long-dominant WCIA. In fact, since the November and December 2006 Nielsen Ratings, the two stations have have led the central Illinois news ratings. This is as a result of combining the two stations' ratings; Nielsen Media Research considers WICS and WICD to be a single station, and identifies WICD as "WICS+" in ratings books. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ...


WICS/WICD also produces a nightly 9 pm newscast for the local FOX affiliate, WRSP-TV/WCCU. FOX redirects here. ... WCCU and WRSP are affiliates of the Fox Broadcasting Company in Urbana, Illinois and Springfield, Illinois. ...


Logos

Personalities

Current

  • Scott Adkins - reporter
  • Mike Berman - sports reporter
  • Bryan Boes - sports director
  • Joe Crain - weekend weathercaster
  • Keville Douglas Meteorologist
  • Jessica English - morning anchor
  • Paris Ervin - reporter
  • Ashley Glass - weekend anchor
  • Gus Gordon - chief meteorologist
  • Jerry Lambert - anchor at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
  • Lauren Lindvig - reporter
  • Carl Madonna - morning anchor
  • Danny Russell - weekend weathercaster
  • Catie Sheehan - reporter
  • Julie Staley - anchor at 5 p.m.
  • Libby White - reporter
  • Sara Wojcicki - reporter
  • Elizabeth Wooley - anchor at 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Yvette Yeon - reporter

Former

  • Nick Alexander
  • Jill Burwitz
  • Nick Charles
  • Jack Conners
  • Wayne Cox
  • Darryl Crouch
  • Jim Egan
  • Susan Finzen
  • Wally Gair
  • G.B. Gordon
  • Melissa Hahn
  • Scott Hanson
  • Don Hickman
  • Fred Hickman
  • Bernie Johnson
  • Doug Kimball
  • Dave Lange
  • Chris McCloud
  • Jennifer Lindsey McLaughlin
  • Sean McLaughlin
  • Dave Malkoff
  • Nathan Mihelich
  • Rebecca Paul
  • Ron Rector
  • Anita Roman
  • Nick Schneigert
  • Flip Spiceland
  • Tom Stevens
  • Mark Thoma
  • Andrew Tobisch
  • Les Vann
  • Bob Warren
  • Kim Wilson
  • Wendy Ryan

Nick Charles (born Nicholas Nickeas on June 30, 1946) is an award-winning American sports sportscaster and journalist. ... Assemblyman Jack Conners Jack Conners (born July 10, 1943) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 7th legislative district since 2002. ... Fred Hickman is the host of NBA Shootaround and a SportsCenter anchor for ESPN. In addition, he is also an anchor on ESPNEWS. // Hickman is a 1978 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Sean McLaughlin was the Chief Meteorologist at MSNBC, joining the United States-based 24-hour cable news network in July 2004. ... Rebecca Paul Hargrove, professionally known as Rebecca Paul, is currently the President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. ... Kim Wilson is a blues singer and harmonica player. ...

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References

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 30, while the Television and Cable Factbook says September 17.
Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ... David Deniston Smith (born September 1, 1950), COB, President, and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group. ... A chair or seat is also a seat of office, authority, or dignity, such as the chairperson of a committee, or a professorship at a college or university, or the individual that presides over business proceedings. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... KDNL-TV ABC30 is the ABC television affiliate in St. ... 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KBSI (FOX 23) is the FOX television affiliate in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, serving a large area consisting of much of Southeast Missouri, far southern Illinois, the Jackson Purchase of far western Kentucky, northern regions of West Tennessee, and parts of northeast Arkansas. ... KDSM-TV is a television station that broadcasts on channel 17 in Des Moines, Iowa. ... KOKH-TV (known as FOX25 or FOX Oklahoma City) is the FOX broadcasting affiliate for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... KFXA is a television station based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... WBFF, FOX45 is the Fox television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 45 (digital channel 46). ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States, with a total of 62 stations across the country in 39 small and medium markets. ... WMSN-TV is a FOX station in Madison, Wisconsin. ... WPGH-TV FOX53 is the FOX television affiliate broadcasting in Pittsburgh. ... WRGT-TV is a broadcast television station in Dayton, Ohio affiliated with the Fox network. ... WRLH-TV, channel 35, is the Fox television affiliate serving the Richmond, Virginia television market. ... WSMH (Channel 66/Digital channel 16), known on-air as Fox 66, is the Fox television affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... WSYT is a broadcast television station in Syracuse, New York affiliated with the Fox network. ... WTAT-TV is the FOX television affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina. ... WTTE, FOX28 is the Fox television affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. ... WUHF is a broadcast television station in Rochester, New York, affiliated with the FOX network. ... WUTV is a broadcast television station in Buffalo, New York, affiliated with the Fox network. ... WVAH-TV is the FOX network affiliate in the Huntington / Charleston, West Virginia television market. ... 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