Watch CBS 3 Champaign WCIA Online

Watch CBS 3 Champaign WCIA Online


CBS 3 Champaign WCIA




Springfield/Decatur, Illinois
United States
City Champaign, Illinois
Branding WCIA 3 (general)
WCIA 3 News (newscasts)
X 49 (on DT2)
Slogan Your Local News Leader
Channels Digital: 48 (UHF)
(to move to 34 (UHF))
Virtual: 3 (PSIP)
Subchannels 3.1 CBS
3.2 MyNetworkTV
3.3 Bounce TV
3.4 Grit
Translators WCIX-DT 49.2 (13.2 VHF) Springfield
Affiliations CBS (Secondary through 1959)
Owner Nexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date November 14, 1953 (64 years ago) (1953-11-14)
Call letters’ meaning We’re in the Central
Illinois Area
Former channel number(s) Analog:
3 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliations All secondary:
NBC (1953–1959)
ABC (1953–1954)
DuMont (1953–1956)
UPN (2002–2006, simulcast of WCFN)
Transmitter power 1,000 kW
350 kW (CP)
Height 245 m (804 ft)
294 m (965 ft) (CP)
Facility ID 42124
Transmitter coordinates 40°6′21″N 88°27′0″W / 40.10583°N 88.45000°W / 40.10583; -88.45000
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For CBS 3 Champaign WCIA


State Illinois
Country USA
Virtual Channel 3
RF Channel 48
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 1000 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 245m
Latitude 40.10580062866211
Longitude -88.44999694824219
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 461m
Callsign WCIA
MHZ 590
Network Affiliation CBS
Contact Street 1 509 South Neil
Contact City Champaign
Contact State IL
Contact Zip 61820
Contact Phone 217-356-8333
Additional Data FCC Station Information


CBS 3 is a TV station in Champaign, IL. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, weather, traffic, sports, and general entertainment programming. In addition to being known as CBS 3 Champaign WCIA, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WCIA. You can watch the station online via the CBS 3 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: CBS 3 Champaign WCIA
Call Sign: WCIA
Location: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: CBS 3 Homepage

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CBS 3 is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group. It is an affiliate of the network CBS network. As an affiliate, Champaign WCIA tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by CBS.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: 509 S Neil St Champaign, IL 61820-5219. Phone: 217-356-8333. Fax: 217-373-3663. Email: [email protected]