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With support from IU’s president, Herman B Wells, IU applies for, and receives, a television broadcasting license from the FCC. On March 3, WTIU goes on the air for the first time, as an affiliate of the National Educational Television network, or NET. Staffed by just three employees, the station broadcasts on UHF channel 30, for just 29 hours a week, six days a week. Much of the programming is in black and white. The first three shows aired by the station are The Friendly Giant, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and What’s New.

In October, a new network, the Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS, supersedes NET. WTIU, as a NET station, becomes an affiliate of PBS.

WTIU collaborates with IU Opera Theater on a television production of the opera Myshkin, for which the station wins a Peabody award.

The station celebrates its 20-year anniversary with 17 days of special programming, including musical performances, science specials, and a rebroadcast of the 1976 NCAA basketball championship, Indiana versus Michigan.

Along with most other TV stations around the country, WTIU begins broadcasting in digital on channel 30.1 alongside its analog transmission.

WTIU ends its analog transmissions, begins broadcasting in HD, and launches TIU-2, a digital subchannel with primarily educational programming and telecourses.

WTIU’s channel lineup becomes WTIU-HD, TIU World, TIU Family, and TIU Español.

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.


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WFIU Public Radio


103.7  Bloomington

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


101.9  Bloomington
103.7  Bloomington (HD2)
100.1  Seymour

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WTIU Public Television

Over-the-Air Digital

Ch. 30.1 WTIU HD
Ch. 30.2 WTIU World
Ch. 30.3 WTIU Create
Ch. 30.4 WTIU Echo
Ch. 30.5 WTIU Kids

Comcast Cable (Bloomington)

Ch. 5 WTIU
Ch. 17 WTIU World
Ch. 305 WTIU Create
Ch. 355 WTIU Kids
Ch. 1022 WTIU HD

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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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