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WCIA 3 is Central Illinois' source for news, weather, and sports.

WCIA is a full service television station in Champaign, Illinois, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 48 and on virtual channel 3. Founded in 1953 on analog channel 3, it is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

WCIA is affiliated with CBS, airing CBS's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the station airs CBS's morning news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs CBS's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows CBS's national news broadcast and local newscasts.

After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by CBS's late-night programming. WCIA also airs local sports broadcasts. Although WCIA has always been a CBS affiliate, it had seconday affiliations with NBC from 1953 until 1959, ABC from 1953 until 1954 and Dumont from 1953 until 1956. It also showed UPN on a subchannel from 2002 until 2006 as a simulcast of WCFN.

509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
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