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Wsil tv 3 news
Wsil tv 3 news
DATE: 2015/02/16::
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WSIL-TV: Old Ill. marriage law disappoints many out-of-state same-sex couples
WSIL-TV: Old Ill. marriage law disappoints many out-of-state same-sex couples
DATE: 2014/07/08::
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09.10.28 WSIL TV Morning Show - Interview about Illinois Concert
09.10.28 WSIL TV Morning Show - Interview about Illinois Concert
DATE: 2009/10/30::
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Best Series: Pay It Forward WSIL TV
Best Series: Pay It Forward WSIL TV
DATE: 2015/01/28::
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[IL] Vigil for Carbondale Woman, Molly Young, Killed 1 Year Ago - WSILTV
[IL] Vigil for Carbondale Woman, Molly Young, Killed 1 Year Ago - WSILTV
DATE: 2013/03/24::
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Jonathon Walters - Weight Loss Wonder  - WSIL TV 3 News - 177 Pounds in just over 6 months Naturally
Jonathon Walters - Weight Loss Wonder - WSIL TV 3 News - 177 Pounds in just over 6 months Naturally
DATE: 2014/01/29::
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House Call  Orthodontics   WSILTV   House Calls
House Call Orthodontics WSILTV House Calls
DATE: 2014/07/09::
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WSIL TV 3 Quarterfinal Game, Du Quoin vs. Decatur St. Teresa
WSIL TV 3 Quarterfinal Game, Du Quoin vs. Decatur St. Teresa
DATE: 2008/11/16::
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WSIL-TV 5pm Newscast, April 5, 1993
WSIL-TV 5pm Newscast, April 5, 1993
DATE: 2015/05/20::
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Rainbow Town™: Director
Rainbow Town™: Director's Interview on WSIL-TV 3 ABC
DATE: 2010/06/12::
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Hard News Feature - Fanna Haile Salassie WSIL TV
Hard News Feature - Fanna Haile Salassie WSIL TV
DATE: 2015/01/30::
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Talking Politics with Rep. Mike Bost on WSIL - T.V.
Talking Politics with Rep. Mike Bost on WSIL - T.V.
DATE: 2015/04/12::
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HARD News Feature: Mary Shepard - WSIL TV Samantha Jones
HARD News Feature: Mary Shepard - WSIL TV Samantha Jones
DATE: 2015/01/30::
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WSIL TV News Regarding Outlaw / Hells Angels Gang Fight in Williamson County
WSIL TV News Regarding Outlaw / Hells Angels Gang Fight in Williamson County
DATE: 2010/07/30::
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Outstanding News Operations 2015 - WSIL TV
Outstanding News Operations 2015 - WSIL TV
DATE: 2015/01/30::
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WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra Sept 28, 2007
WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra Sept 28, 2007
DATE: 2007/09/29::
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WSIL TV Sports Extra, DuQuoin-Newton 618football
WSIL TV Sports Extra, DuQuoin-Newton 618football
DATE: 2007/10/27::
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Southern Illinois Miners visit WIFFLEY FIELD (Courtesy of WSIL-TV)
Southern Illinois Miners visit WIFFLEY FIELD (Courtesy of WSIL-TV)
DATE: 2013/05/24::
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On-Air and Behind the Scenes Fun at WSIL-TV
On-Air and Behind the Scenes Fun at WSIL-TV
DATE: 2013/03/26::
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WSIL TV 3 Sports Extra Spotlight: Anna-Jonesboro at Du Quoin
WSIL TV 3 Sports Extra Spotlight: Anna-Jonesboro at Du Quoin
DATE: 2007/10/05::
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Baby Bytes USB Bracelet   WSILTV   Interview
Baby Bytes USB Bracelet WSILTV Interview
DATE: 2013/08/23::
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WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra Sept 14, 2007
WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra Sept 14, 2007
DATE: 2007/09/16::
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1991 Carbondale Illinois wrestling on WSIL TV
1991 Carbondale Illinois wrestling on WSIL TV
DATE: 2012/07/22::
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Best Spot News: Feb 2014 Snow Storm WSIL-TV
Best Spot News: Feb 2014 Snow Storm WSIL-TV
DATE: 2015/01/28::
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WSIL-TV Interview with Rich Whitney Green Candidate For Illinois Governor
WSIL-TV Interview with Rich Whitney Green Candidate For Illinois Governor
DATE: 2010/03/21::
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Dunnabeck Horse Trials 2013 Aired on WSIL TV
Dunnabeck Horse Trials 2013 Aired on WSIL TV
DATE: 2013/09/17::
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Jeff Rose, Certified Financial Planner in Illinois on WSIL TV 3
Jeff Rose, Certified Financial Planner in Illinois on WSIL TV 3
DATE: 2009/04/22::
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2013 05 18 Goreville Blanks Hardin County   WSILTV   Local Sports
2013 05 18 Goreville Blanks Hardin County WSILTV Local Sports
DATE: 2013/05/20::
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Dec 21, 2011 WSIL-TV - Holiday Tipping Advice
Dec 21, 2011 WSIL-TV - Holiday Tipping Advice
DATE: 2012/02/06::
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Kirk Won
Kirk Won't Talk To WSIL TV
DATE: 2010/04/24::
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WSIL TV 3 Sports Extra Spotlight: Mt. Vernon vs. Carbondale
WSIL TV 3 Sports Extra Spotlight: Mt. Vernon vs. Carbondale
DATE: 2007/09/28::
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WSIL TV 3 report on Harley Davidson
WSIL TV 3 report on Harley Davidson's Back To School Giveaway
DATE: 2012/08/13::
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Best Spot News: Cairo Bank Robbery WSIL-TV
Best Spot News: Cairo Bank Robbery WSIL-TV
DATE: 2015/01/28::
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Light Feature - Service Dog Retraining - Stephanie Tyrpak WSIL-TV
Light Feature - Service Dog Retraining - Stephanie Tyrpak WSIL-TV
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WSIL-TV 3 News Clip 02.26.06
WSIL-TV 3 News Clip 02.26.06
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WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra Sept 21, 2007
WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra Sept 21, 2007
DATE: 2007/09/22::
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WSIL TV 3 Sports Extra Oct 12th 618football
WSIL TV 3 Sports Extra Oct 12th 618football
DATE: 2007/10/13::
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WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra October 5, 2007
WSIL-TV 3 Sports Extra October 5, 2007
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Best Newscast: Jan 30, 2014 WSIL-TV
Best Newscast: Jan 30, 2014 WSIL-TV
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Agape Christian Ready to Become IHSA Member School   WSILTV   Sports Extra
Agape Christian Ready to Become IHSA Member School WSILTV Sports Extra
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Cover It Live Update for WSIL-TV
Cover It Live Update for WSIL-TV
DATE: 2010/10/28::
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Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents on WSIL TV 3- 2009 Financial Goals
Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents on WSIL TV 3- 2009 Financial Goals
DATE: 2009/01/16::
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AP Best Sports- WSIL-TV Zipline PKG
AP Best Sports- WSIL-TV Zipline PKG
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WSIL TV   Local Author Types Book With Her Nose
WSIL TV Local Author Types Book With Her Nose
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Patrick Lee Beasley interview on june 25th 2011 with wsil tv 3 interview with
Patrick Lee Beasley interview on june 25th 2011 with wsil tv 3 interview with
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Illinois AP - Best Newscast WSIL-TV  Nov. 1, 2013
Illinois AP - Best Newscast WSIL-TV Nov. 1, 2013
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WSIL TV 3 interview-MMA Princess of Pain Tammy Launay,Butterbean
WSIL TV 3 interview-MMA Princess of Pain Tammy Launay,Butterbean
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2012 Job Growth Expected In Southern Illinois | WSILTV | Local News
2012 Job Growth Expected In Southern Illinois | WSILTV | Local News
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WSIL TV (Carterville) Lt. Gov. Simon talks Comon Core Math
WSIL TV (Carterville) Lt. Gov. Simon talks Comon Core Math
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CJHS BYOD on WSIL TV 3
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WSIL-TV/KPOB-TV
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WSIL: Harrisburg/Marion/Carbondale, Illinois
KPOB: Poplar Bluff, Missouri
United States
City of license Harrisburg, Illinois
Branding WSIL-TV 3 (WSIL general)
KPOB-TV 15 (KPOB general)
News 3 (newscasts)
Slogan Your Southern Illinois News Leader
Channels Digital:
WSIL: 34 (UHF)
KPOB: 15 (UHF)
Virtual:
WSIL: 3 (PSIP)
KPOB: 15 (PSIP)
Subchannels x.1/.2 ABC
Translators K10KM-D 10 Cape Girardeau, MO
Affiliations ABC
Owner Wheeler Broadcasting
(WSIL-TV, Inc.)
First air date WSIL: December 19, 1953 (1953-12-19)
KPOB: September 15, 1967 (1967-09-15)
Call letters' meaning WSIL: Southern ILlinois
KPOB: POplar Bluff
Former channel number(s) Analog:
WSIL:
22 (UHF, 1953-1959)
3 (VHF, 1959-2009)
KPOB: 15 (UHF, 1967-2009)
Transmitter power WSIL: 1,000 kW
KPOB: 34.5 kW
Height WSIL: 291 m
KPOB: 184 m
Facility ID WSIL: 73999
KPOB: 73998
Transmitter coordinates WSIL: 37°36′46.3″N 88°52′20.3″W / 37.612861°N 88.872306°W / 37.612861; -88.872306
KPOB: 36°48′3.7″N 90°27′6″W / 36.801028°N 90.45167°W / 36.801028; -90.45167 (KPOB-TV)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website wsiltv.com

WSIL-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for Southern Illinois, Southeastern Missouri, and the Purchase area of Western Kentucky that is licensed to Harrisburg, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 34 from a transmitter in Creal Springs, Illinois. Owned by Melvin C. Wheeler, LLC, the station has studios on Country Aire Drive (IL 13) in Carterville, Illinois. The station operates a full-time satellite, KPOB-TV in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. This station airs a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 15 from a transmitter in the city along US 60/US 67. WSIL does not maintain any offices in Poplar Bluff. WSIL can also be seen on its digital translator, K10KM-D (channel 10), in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Syndicated programming on WSIL includes Entertainment Tonight, Ellen, and Rachael Ray.

History[edit]

WSIL signed-on for the first time December 1, 1953. It originally broadcast an analog signal on UHF channel 22, but moved to VHF channel 3 in March 1959 as did numerous stations originally assigned to UHF allocations before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated that television-set manufacturers include UHF tuning capability in their products in 1964. The original UHF transmitter had been built in Harrisburg before Paducah, Harrisburg, and Cape Girardeau had been collapsed into one large market.

However, some parts of Southeastern Missouri could not receive channel 3's signal clearly, presumably because WSIL had to conform it to protect WREC-TV (now WREG-TV) in Memphis, Tennessee in the next market to the south. As a result, KPOB signed-on September 15, 1967 to provide service to those counties, although Jonesboro, Arkansas' KAIT (another ABC station) may have been visible in much of the area.

For many years, WSIL did not air the weeknight broadcasts of ABC News, broadcasting instead a children's show featuring cartoons and Three Stooges shorts in the 5:30 to 6:30 time slot. It was not until sometime in the late-1970s it became the last ABC affiliate in the United States to abandon the practice of preempting the network news. However, in ABC's earlier years, quite a number of local stations did not carry the newscasts because their ratings trailed competitors CBS and NBC by a large margin. This changed when ABC initiated the World News Tonight (now ABC World News) format in 1978, finally establishing the network as a significant news operation.

WSIL had the unique distinction of being the first station in the market to broadcast a digital signal at a full 1 megawatt of power (equivalent to 5 megawatts in analog) on October 22, 2002. It will soon also be the first to air a mobile digital signal. The station was one of the ABC affiliates that refused to air NYPD Blue during its first season in 1993-1994. Station Manager Steve Wheeler appeared on Good Morning America to explain his decision. During the interview with Charlie Gibson, Wheeler announced that if the program was successful, WSIL would reconsider. During this first season, Fox affiliate KBSI aired the program during the assigned network slot Tuesdays nights at 9 Central Time.[1]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2][3]
x.1 720p 16:9 WSIL-DT
KPOB-DT
Main programming / ABC
x.2 480i 4:3

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WSIL-TV & KPOB-TV shut down their analog signals, respectively on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital channel allocations post-transition are as follows:[4]

  • WSIL-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 3; the station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 34. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 3.
  • KPOB-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 15; the station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 18 to former analog channel 15

News operation[edit]

WSIL's newscasts focus almost exclusively on Southern Illinois, unlike the other big three stations in the area. This is despite the presence of KPOB, which is a straight simulcast of WSIL. In fact, channel 3 does not even mention the market's other two main cities (Paducah and Cape Girardeau) in its on-air identifications, choosing to identify as "Harrisburg/Marion/Carbondale". Its newscasts are known as News 3 even though program listings online and on satellite services can refer to them as News 3 News. Unlike most ABC affiliates, WSIL does not air a midday newscast during the week.

On January 18, 2004 the news operation underwent a major renovation, including the set, logo and on-air graphics. Some personnel changes were also made to compliment the move. The morning newscast was increased to one hour long and re-branded to its current name of News 3 This Morning.[5] Many of these changes are still present in today's newscasts.

On October 6, 2010, WSIL became the first station in the market to offer news in high definition but no changes were made to the set. On September 10, 2012, News 3 This Morning was expanded from one and a half hours to a two-hour newscast by moving its start time to 5 am.

Longtime veteran news anchor Edan Schultz left October 3, 2014 after 19 years as an anchor, reporter and producer.[6] He is now working as an anchor and reporter for WCTV in Florida[7]

Notable current on-air staff[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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