UI7, the University of Illinois cable channel, features a wide variety of programs including weekly, live, 30-minute television and radio broadcasts that are produced, directed, and written by journalism students at Illinois. It currently airs during the academic year, on Comcast Cable TV in Champaign-Urbana, Danville, and several other communities in central Illinois. The broadcasts originate from the Richmond Studio on the U of I campus. The Richmond Studio was funded by Jack C. and Marjorie Laird Richmond of Champaign, in honor of his parents, Arthur Dean and Mildred Hummel Richmond.
Current programs include UI7 Live, Illini Sports Night, Good Morning Illini, and En Vivo en Español. Learn more about UI7 student-run broadcasts at ui7newsroom.com.
Follow the programs on social media:
- UI7 Newsroom on Instagram
- Good Morning Illini on Facebook
- Good Morning Illini on Instagram
- Illini Sports Night on Facebook
- Illini Sports Night on Twitter
- Illini Sports Night on Instagram
University of Illinois journalism students have been producing and airing weekly or biweekly television newscasts since the 1950s. Until the middle 1970s, student news programming aired on WILL-TV (PBS). With the arrival of cable television in Champaign-Urbana, student broadcasts started airing on various cable access and government channels in CU. Starting 1997, student newscasts have aired on UI7, the University's cable TV channel. In 2014 and again in 2016, the UI7 newscast won a Crystal Pillar Award for the best collegiate newscast in the Mid-America NATAS region.
Contact Information for UI7 News
If you have questions or comments about the website, news stories, or journalism classes, or a tip about a news story, please email faculty member Ken Erdey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for UI7 News is provided by the University of Illinois College of Media, the Department of Journalism, and WILL-TV.
The Richmond Studio is located at 1110 W. Main, Urbana, northeast corner of Main and Goodwin.