WCFN Public File Collection

WCIA Champaign established a low powered satellite station, channel 49 W49AA in 1967 to reach Springfield with the WCIA content. In 1985, the owners, Midwest Television, put up a new, more powerful transmitter and W49AA became WCFN Channel 49, broadcasting in Springfield. It broadcast the WCIA Champaign programming with more Springfield content. The signal was stronger and the coverage area was larger. In 2002, WCFN broke off from the simulcast to be the market's first full-time UPN affiliate. In September 2006, WCFN became a MyNetworkTV affiliate. On August 29, 2011, the station's call sign was changed to WCIX.

The collection includes correspondence from the public to the station 1985-1996, Annual Employment Reports 1986-1997, Ownership Reports 1985-1997, CBS Network Agreements, Correspondence to Cable Systems, License application and renewals, Quarterly Lists of Programming Providing the Most Significant Treatment of Community Issues 1985-1997, Quarterly Children’s Programming Reports 1991-1997, and Quarterly Children’s Programming Commercial Certifications 1992-1997.