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WICS
Wics
Springfield/Decatur, Illinois
United States
City Springfield, Illinois
Branding WICS NewsChannel 20
Slogan More Local Coverage
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
(to move to 15 (UHF))
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
Subchannels 20.1 ABC
20.2 Comet TV
20.3 TBD
20.4 Charge!
Translators 15 (UHF) WICD
Champaign/Urbana
Affiliations ABC (since 2005; also secondary 1953–1958)
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(WICS Licensee, LLC)
First air date September 17, 1953 (64 years ago) (1953-09-17)
Call letters’ meaning We’re
Illinois’
Capital,
Springfield
Sister station(s) WRSP/WCCU, WBUI, WYZZ-TV, WHOI
Former channel number(s) Analog:
20 (UHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliations Primary:
NBC (1953–2005)
Secondary:
DuMont (1953–1955)
CBS (1953–1958)
Transmitter power 950 kW
429 kW (CP)
Height 402.2 m (1,320 ft)
436 m (1,430 ft) (CP)
Class DT
Facility ID 25686
Transmitter coordinates 39°48?15?N 89°27?40?W / 39.80417°N 89.46111°W / 39.80417; -89.46111
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website newschannel20.com