WSIU to Carry Governor's Budget Address Live on Wed, Feb 17

Feb 12, 2016

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 12, 2016

WSIU to Carry Governor's Budget Address February 17 -- Speech Will Air Live at Noon on WSIU-TV, WSIU Radio

Contact: Jak Tichenor, Senior Producer, WSIU-TV, (618) 453-6187,

Carbondale, Ill. -- WSIU Radio and WSIU-TV, the public media stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will broadcast Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s second annual Budget Address to the Illinois General Assembly live at noon on  Wednesday, February 17 on WSIU-TV 8.1 and WUSI-TV 16.1 and WSIU Radio 91.9 FM, 91.9 HD, 90.3 FM and 88.9 FM. It will also stream live online at

WSIU-TV will repeat the broadcast later that evening, at 9pm, on it’s main channel. An additional repeat will air on WSIU-TV's WORLD Channels – WSIU-TV 8.2 and WUSI-TV 16.2 – on Thursday, February 18 at 5pm.

WSIU Radio also will make the speech available for later listening at

The broadcast will be presented as part of the statewide public television series Illinois Lawmakers. Series host and statehouse correspondent Jak Tichenor will anchor the program, which will include bipartisan reaction to the Governor's speech by legislative leaders and analysis from veteran Springfield journalists Amanda Vinicky, Statehouse Bureau Chief for Illinois Public Radio, and Rich Miller, founder and publisher of the political newsletter The program is expected to run one hour.

Stay tuned to WSIU or visit WSIU’s social media pages at,,, and for schedule updates.

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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