Apr 25, 2009

WILL becomes Illinois Public Media

WILL in Urbana, Ill., is changing its name. Effective Monday it will be Illinois Public Media. The name WILL will refer to specific parts of Illinois Public Media, rather than the whole, marketing director Kate Dobrovolny told the local News-Gazette. The "Illinois" in the title helps convey the station's affiliation with the University of Illinois.

Problems proliferate with pubstation channel placement

Add Sarasota and Charlotte counties in Florida to the growing number of areas where pubTV channels are being moved onto digital tiers that cost more for viewers to watch. The latest station is WUSF in Tampa. Comcast customers in the two affected counties must subscribe to a service that costs three times as much as basic cable, reports the local Herald-Tribune.