WSIU-TV Off the Air on Tuesday, October 9

Oct 2, 2012

Media Alert

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WSIU-TV Scheduled Off the Air on Tuesday, October 9

Generator Installation to Interrupt Broadcasts for Several Hours

Carbondale, Ill. -- WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, are scheduled to be off the air on Tuesday, October 9 from 9am-12pm while a technical crew works works to complete the installation of the stations’ new generator back-up system.

The new system will power WSIU’s TV Master Control and, in concert with new generators already installed at the Tamaroa and Olney transmitter sites, will allow the stations to remain on the air for up to three days after a power outtage.

WSIU regrets the inconvenience this temporary service interruption will cause our viewers. Check for service updates or call (618) 453-4343.

About WSIU

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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