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Indiana Public Media is the online home of IU Radio and Television Services, WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television and a number of online exclusive programs, including Kinsey Confidential and Muslim Voices.

IU Radio and Television Services produces educational programs and activities for preschool programs and schools, help IU faculty and staff produce and distribute television to support their teaching, research, and service activities as well as acting as its own production company offering full remote and studio production support in High Definition. Outside production clients include IU Athletics for live video board game presentations, live satellite feeds to network or cable television and national program production for PBS.

WFIU, a public radio station, has been broadcasting from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since October 1950. The station is a charter member of the National Public Radio network and broadcasts 24 hours a day to 20 counties throughout Indiana. The station broadcasts at 34 kilowatts via 103.7 fm in Bloomington, 95.1 fm in Terre Haute, 100.7 fm in Columbus, 101.7 fm in French Lick/West Baden, 98.9 fm in Greensburg and 106.1 fm in Kokomo.

WTIU, a PBS television station owned and operated by Indiana University, serves over 587,525 households in 29 counties in West and South Central Indiana. WTIU airs programming on four digital channels 24 hours a day, and produces local, regional and national programs.

WFIU is south and central Indiana’s source for classical music, jazz, and news and information, broadcasting 24 hours a day from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

WFIU’s programming draws from a variety of internationally acclaimed academic and professional departments and we have a partnership with the Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Our award winning news staff is associated with the Indiana Public Broadcasting Statehouse News Bureau as well as with NPR.

Since its founding in October 1950, WFIU programming has primarily come from local sources. The station is also one of the original 90 charter members of National Public Radio (NPR), and distributes programming from Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media (APM).

Feature Programs such as Harmonia, Nightlights, Afterglow, and the modular mini-program A Moment of Science are produced at WFIU and distributed nationwide. WFIU also produces a series of programs specifically for podcasting.

WFIU also partners with organizations through our communities, informing listeners of non-profit services, concerts, events, and lectures.

Our Mission:

We inspire, inform, and involve. Our values and activities are born of the purposes and hopes of Indiana University and of our listeners. For us, this work is a public trust.

Our Objectives:

  • Promote the quest for knowledge and beauty
    We encourage listeners to be lifelong learners.
  • Promote civic discourse
    We encourage listeners to participate in government as citizens of their communities, nation, and world.
  • Reflect the nation’s cultural fabric
    We help listeners discover their national heritage through music, literature, and the arts.
  • Provide a window to the world of knowledge and culture
    We select programs that reflect the best in critical thinking, music and the arts, drawing from global offerings.
  • Introduce our unique Indiana voice to national and global audiences
    We produce programs that highlight the intellectual and cultural resources of our area.
  • Build our communities
    We serve as supporters and promoters of public service organizations, helping their message reach the public.
  • Contribute to the betterment of society
    We participate in initiatives that promote individual development and social responsibility.

Signing on the air on March 3, 1969, WTIU is the public television station licensed to Indiana University, operating out of the Radio and TV Center on the Bloomington, Indiana campus.

The station serves all or part of 29 counties in central Indiana, including the cities of Bloomington, Bedford, Columbus, and Terre Haute, and the communities of Martinsville, Linton, Bloomfield, Nashville, Spencer, and Seymour. Approximately 587,525 TV households are included in the viewing area, cable, satellite, broadband and over-the-air combined, reaching an estimated 1,492,313 viewers.

Over 100 Indiana University students, from IU’s Department of Telecommunications, School of Journalism, and many other disciplines, complement their academic training and develop marketable skills through real-world experience gained by working alongside the station’s staff.

WTIU’s broadcast schedule combines the full national schedule of PBS programs with additional locally-selected series and programs. This includes series like Antiques RoadshowNOVAPBS Newshour, Masterpiece and The American Experience.

Our children’s programming has well-known shows like Sesame StreetCurious George and Arthur.

Locally-produced programs include daily news breaks and a weekly magazine program covering local people, places, and events, The Weekly SpecialThe Friday Zone, WTIU’s own weekly Emmy Award-winning children’s program, features activities and guests including performance and visual artists, and scientists. Indiana Newsdesk covers the economy, politics, education and the environment for the WTIU viewing area. This weekly show from WTIU/WFIU News focuses on stories that have impact on our community, our state and our region. There are a number of other programs currently in production.

Recent local documentaries include Bloomington: Remember When, Spirit of Brown County, Shadows Of Innocence, the Hoosier Hospitality series, the Indiana Legends series, Goose Pond: The Story Of A Wetland & Its Neighbors, and the Emmy Award-winning Sugarplum Dreams: Staging The Nutcracker Ballet, and West Baden Springs: Save of the Century. DVDs and Blu-Ray disks of most WTIU productions can be found on our ShopTIU page.

With the television digital conversion in 2009, WTIU began broadcasting four separate channel streams — TIU HD, TIU World, TIU Family and TIU Espanol. The complete schedule for these channels can be found on our Program Schedule page.

WTIU is a member station of PBSIndiana’s Public Broadcasting Stations, and The Association of Public Television Stations.

Indiana Public Media is a producer and distributor of public media from WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Public Television at Indiana University including your favorite programming from NPR and PBS.

Contact

Radio & TV Center
1229 E 7th St
Bloomington IN
47405

Radio: (812) 855-1357
TV: (812) 855-5900
Online Contact Form

WFIU Public Radio

WFIU HD1 & HD2

103.7 FM Bloomington

WFIU HD1

100.7 FM Columbus
101.7 FM French Lick/West Baden
98.9 FM Greensburg
106.1 FM Kokomo
95.1 FM Terre Haute

View radio program schedule »

Listener Response Line
(812) 856-5352

WTIU Public Television

Over-the-Air Digital

Ch. 30.1 WTIU HD
Ch. 30.2 WTIU World
Ch. 30.3 WTIU Family
Ch. 30.4 WTIU Español

Comcast Cable (Bloomington)

Ch. 5 WTIU
Ch. 17 WTIU World
Ch. 305 WTIU Family
Ch. 355 WTIU Español
Ch. 916 WTIU HD

See cable channel numbers for outside Bloomington »

Satellite

WTIU is available to Dish Network and DirecTV subscribers with the Indianapolis local stations package on Ch. 30. The national PBS satellite feed is still available without the local stations package.

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