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Mission Statement


WSIU Public Broadcasting exists to improve the quality of life of the people we serve. Through programs, services, and outreach, WSIU partners with other community organizations to promote positive change, and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The station is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and broadcasts across six states and beyond through five PBS and three NPR stations, the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS), wsiu.org, and other digital platforms.


WSIU is an essential public resource that combines the power of media with the power of people to strengthen our communities.


WSIU strives to achieve our mission and vision by incorporating the values of integrity, fairness, balance, diversity, sustainability, collaboration, and excellence in making decisions and taking action.


Since 1958, WSIU has provided trusted programming and services that inspire personal growth, community engagement, and a love for learning in people of all ages.

Licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, WSIU Public Broadcasting actively partners with the academic programs of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts for student training, employment, and engagement opportunities.

The WSIU stations serve more than three million people across five states and beyond through five digital television channels: WSIU | WUSI |WSEC | WMEC | WQEC, three radio stations: WSIU | WUSI | WVSI, an HD radio channel, a website, local production units, and an education and community outreach department. Additional services include the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS), operated by WSIU Radio, which helps nearly 1,000 individuals who are blind or whose physical condition prevents them from reading stay connected to the world. WSIU also offers professional development in the broadcast industry to hundreds of students each year.