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Indiana Public Media is the home of IU Radio and Television Services, WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, and 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. In Bloomington, WFIU 1 broadcasts at 34 kilowatts via 103.7 fm, and WFIU 2 broadcasts on 101.9 fm.

WFIU 1 also broadcasts on 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. WFIU 2 also broadcasts on 100.1 fm in Seymour.

WTIU, a PBS television station owned and operated by Indiana University, serves over 607,126 households in 29 counties in West and South Central Indiana. WTIU airs programming on five digital channels 24 hours a day, and produces local, regional and national programs.

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

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 NPR and currently offers programming from that network and other national and regional program providers.

Featured 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 Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, and Terre Haute, and the communities of Bloomfield, Linton, Martinsville, Nashville, Seymour, and Spencer.  Approximately 607,126 TV households are included in the viewing area.  We estimate that between broadcast, cable, satellite, and broadband, WTIU reaches an estimated 1,542,101 viewers.

Over 80 students, from Indiana University’s Media School, an entity built upon the traditions of telecommunications, journalism, film studies, and other disciplines, complement their academic training and develop marketable skills through real-world experience gained by working alongside the station’s staff each year.

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 includes well-known series like Curious George,Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Sesame Street.

Our locally-produced, award-winning programs include three weekly series, as well as daily news breaks.  The Weekly Special is a magazine program which highlights local people, places, and events. The Friday Zone, WTIU’s own weekly children’s program, features performances, guests, activities, and ideas for fun and exploration.  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 also a number of additional local specials currently in production.

Recent local documentaries include Along The Wabash: The Story of Indiana’s State River, Bill Cook: A Heck of a Ride, Bloomington: Remember When, Fall Creek Massacre, Finding the Fix: Heroin’s Hold on the Heartland, the Hoosier Hospitality series, the Indiana Legends series, Indiana Motoring: Concours d’Elegance of French Lick, Lew Wallace: Shiloh Soldier/Ben-Hur Bard, Mary Bateman Clark: Woman of Color and Courage, and Spirit of Johnson County. 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 multiple channel streams. Today, our lineup includes: WTIU HD, WTIU World, WTIU Create, WTIU Echo, and WTIU Kids. 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 1

103.7 FM Bloomington

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

WFIU 2

101.9 FM Bloomington
103.7 FM HD Bloomington
100.1 FM Seymour

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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