Educational Television

Waubonsee's Educational Television department delivers original programming to the community, along with providing internship and other training opportunities to the college's mass communication students. The Sugar Grove Campus houses a state-of-the-art studio in Collins Hall

The channel on which you access Waubonsee's Educational Television varies by community and cable provider.

  • Comcast Channel 99 — Aurora, Batavia, Bristol, Lake Holiday, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sandwich and Yorkville.
  • MediaCom Channel 15 — Big Rock, Earlville, Elburn, Gilberts, Hampshire, Hinckley, Kaneville, Kirkland, Leland, Little Rock, Malta, Maple Park, Prestbury, Shabbona, Somonauk, Sugar Grove and Waterman.
  • Comcast Channel 17 — Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Naperville, St. Charles, Warrenville, Wheaton and Winfield.
  • Waubonsee Community College Television is also available on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
  • Waubonsee Community College Television is also available on Digital Channel 40.1 W40CN.

Waubonsee Original Programming

Step Into A Story (E/I)
Designed to help make reading fun for young children, "Step Into A Story" features Waubonsee students reading a wide variety of children's books with accompanying illustrations. Come join us and explore the wonderful world of books! Step Into A Story meets the Federal Communications Commission requirement for Children's Programming ages 2-8. (E/I)

On Track
"On Track" features interview segments and performances by local musicians who perform at the college's Auditorium and Television Studio.

Sports Spotlight
"Sports Spotlight" is a Waubonsee original show dedicated to highlighting the performances of Waubonsee Community College athletes. The show host, Steve Moga, interviews various coaches and student-athletes.

Waubonsee Sports
Enjoy basketball, volleyball and softball games on the Waubonsee Educational Channel. A select number of games are produced and directed by staff and students.

Waubonsee Theatre
The Waubonsee Theatre department performs a spring and fall semester play in the Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium. Each semester the Waubonsee Educational Channel provides the community with a chance to watch these wonderful performances.

Waubonsee Music
The Waubonsee Music department performs three concerts each and every semester. Join us for the Steel Drum Band, the Chorale and the Jazz Band.

Down in Front
This weekly television show is designed to preview upcoming movie releases. In partnership with Goodrich Quality Theaters, students are charged with hosting and producing this half hour show that incorporates film discussion and film previews.

Brighter Futures
This show is part of the college's "Brighter Futures" initiative. Episodes include various guest speakers, seminars and event footage with the aim of helping community residents thrive in a struggling economy.  This program fits the Federal Communications Commission’s requirement for programming related to community issues.

Waubonsee Special Events
Waubonsee Community College often hosts guest speakers and special presentations. These presentations include motivational, educational, and special interest seminars.

Community Education Television or "CETV" offers viewers a look at the current and past events, classes, and seminars offered by the Community Education department. CETV host and Dean for Community Education Doug Grier interviews various instructors, staff members and special guests to give you a taste of all that Community Education has to offer.

TEDTV@waubonsee focuses on TED talks from around the globe.  Waubonsee students introduce each episode and serve as the episode host. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, & Design. TEDTV meets the Federal Communications Commission’s requirement for Children's Programming ages 12-16.

A New Hope
A New Hope offers viewers insight into addiction, recovery, and the process of seeking help for substance abuse through drug rehab.  A New Hope is a partnership with Care Addiction Treatment Program and fits the Federal Communications Commission’s requirement for programming related to community issues.  This program is not designed to diagnose or treat any condition.

Other Programming

STARLINK Training delivers professional development to a network of 140 colleges and universities in North America.

Distributive Learning Networks
Distributive Learning Networks or DLNets is a satellite agency that works with a variety of government departments to distribute content via satellite, DVD, and the Web. Shows are often geared towards high school and college students, law enforcement officers, social workers, families of young adults, and security officials with the intent of identification and prevention of drug use/abuse, security threats, and social awareness.  This program fits the Federal Communications Commission’s requirement for programming related to community issues.

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The W40CN Public Inspection File is located in Collins Hall, Room 152, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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