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WICS
Wics
Springfield/Decatur, Illinois
United States
CitySpringfield, Illinois
BrandingWICS NewsChannel 20
SloganMore Local Coverage
ChannelsDigital: 42 (UHF)
(to move to 15 (UHF))
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
Subchannels20.1 ABC
20.2 Comet TV
20.3 TBD
20.4 Charge!
Translators15 (UHF) WICD
Champaign/Urbana
AffiliationsABC (since 2005; also secondary 1953–1958)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(WICS Licensee, LLC)
First air dateSeptember 17, 1953 (64 years ago) (1953-09-17)
Call letters’ meaningWe’re
Illinois’
Capital,
Springfield
Sister station(s)WRSP/WCCU, WBUI, WYZZ-TV, WHOI
Former channel number(s)Analog:
20 (UHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:
NBC (1953–2005)
Secondary:
DuMont (1953–1955)
CBS (1953–1958)
Transmitter power950 kW
429 kW (CP)
Height402.2 m (1,320 ft)
436 m (1,430 ft) (CP)
ClassDT
Facility ID25686
Transmitter coordinates39°48?15?N 89°27?40?W / 39.80417°N 89.46111°W / 39.80417; -89.46111
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitenewschannel20.com