UI-7 News

UI-7 students

UI-7, 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 broadcast 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 Journalism Teaching 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.

Learn more about UI-7 student-run broadcasts: Visit their website.

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University of Illinois broadcast 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 C-U. Starting 1997, student newscasts have aired on UI-7, the University's cable TV channel. In 2014 and again in 2016, the UI-7 newscast won a Crystal Pillar Award for the best collegiate newscast in the Mid-America NATAS region.

Contact Information for UI-7 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 kerdey@illinois.edu.

Support for UI-7 News is provided by the University of Illinois College of Media, the Department of Journalism, and WILL-TV.