Watch WCIU The U Chicago Online

Watch WCIU The U Chicago Online


WCIU The U Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
United States
  • WCIU, The U (general)
  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News on The U (during WLS-TV-produced newscasts)
SloganChicago’s #1 News (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
(to move to 23 (UHF))
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
  • .1: 720p 16:9 WCIU-HD
  • .2: 480i 16:9 The U Too
  • .3: 480i 16:9 MeTV
  • .4: 480i 16:9 H&I
  • .5: 480i 16:9 Bounce
  • .6: 480i 16:9 Decades
  • .1: Independent
  • .2: WMEU-CD/Independent
  • .3: WWME-CD/MeTV
  • .4: Heroes & Icons
  • .5: Bounce TV
  • .6: Decades
OwnerWeigel Broadcasting
(WCIU-TV Limited Partnership)
First air dateFebruary 6, 1964 (54 years ago) (1964-02-06)
Call letters’ meaning
  • Chicago’s
  • Inaugural
  • UHF station
Sister station(s)WWME-CD, WMEU-CD, WRME-LP
Former channel number(s)Analog:
26 (UHF, 1964–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Secondary:
  • SIN/Univision (1968–1985, 1989–1994)
  • NetSpan/Telemundo (1985–1989)
  • Kids’ WB (1995–2004)
Transmitter power550 kW
503 kW (CP)
Height473 m (1,552 ft)
Facility ID71428
Transmitter coordinates41°52′44″N 87°38′10″W / 41.87889°N 87.63611°W / 41.87889; -87.63611
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WCIU The U Chicago


Virtual Channel26
RF Channel27
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)160 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)510m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)689m
Ref Azimuth210
Network AffiliationINDEPENDENT
Contact Street 126 N. Halsted
Contact CityChicago
Contact StateIL
Contact Zip60661
Contact Phone312-705-2600
Additional DataFCC Station Information


WCIU The U Chicago is a TV broadcaster located in Chicago, IL. It’s an entertainment channel that airs an original array of TV entertainment, including comedy, drama, and reality shows. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.

Name: WCIU The U Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre: Entertainment > General Entertainment
Website: WCIU The U Chicago Homepage

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WCIU The U Chicago is owned by Weigel Broadcasting.

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: 26 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60661-2105. Phone: 312-705-2600. Fax: 312-705-2656.

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