Transparency and Public Files
The following resources are available on this page:
- FCC Quarterly Issues and Program Reports
- FCC Annual EEO Reports and Diversity Statement
- Annual Reports
- WCBU's Annual Audited Financial Statements
- CPB Annual Financial Statements
- Information on Bradley University's governance
- Information on WCBU's advisory board
- Funding disclosures
- WCBU News policies
- Story removal or change requests
WCBU's full FCC public file is available on the FCC website.
If you have a disability or require assistance with WCBU's public files, please contact R.C. McBride at (309) 438-2713 or RCMcBride@IllinoisState.edu.
WCBU FCC Quarterly Issues and Program Reports
WCBU Annual FCC EEO Reports
WCBU is a joint service of Bradley University and Illinois State University, both of which are equal opportunity/affirmative action institutions encouraging diversity. WCBU employees, with the exception of engineering staff located on the Bradley campus, are employees of Illinois State University, and therefore WCBU's employment practices are guided by Illinois State University. All job searches for full time positions are conducted in compliance with Illinois State University Human Resources policy and procedure, which can be accessed via www.hr.ilstu.edu. Searches also comply with Illinois State University Affirmative Action policy.
Position vacancies are posted on Illinois State University's employment website. By Illinois State policy, position openings are listed with several other agencies and organizations. For an updated list, please contact Illinois State University Human Resources at hr@IllinoisState.edu.
Public Media Code of Integrity
Like every public broadcasting organization, WCBU strives to meet the highest ethical standards in our work. Learn more.
WCBU's Annual Reports
WCBU Annual Audited Financial Statements
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Annual Financial Reports
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Local Content and Service Report
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Annual Employment Statistical Reports
2020 | 2019
Information on the Bradley University/Illinois State University partnership
Bradley University Governance
WCBU Associate Board
Diversity and Inclusion
WCBU is committed to including diverse voices in every aspect of newsgathering, production, and development. This means that WCBU’s on-air and online content should reflect views from different backgrounds, such as race and ethnicity, genders, age groups, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political viewpoints, and income levels. It is WCBU’s responsibility to reflect the Peoria community as it exists and to debunk any stereotypes that distort the public’s view of it.
For content created locally, WCBU reporters are encouraged to track and periodically audit their featured sources and interviews to measure their diversity over time. The programming and development staff are likewise encouraged to feature station supporters and musical artists from diverse backgrounds when promoting or representing the station publicly.
WCBU’s commitment to diversity also extends to programming decisions about national and syndicated shows, to ensure the shows it carries address a broad range of ideas, information, and perspectives.
WCBU retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news-coverage decisions and university administration, WCBU management, and all sources of revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.
WCBU may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
Unnamed Sources Policy
WCBU will identify news sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources. WCBU will consider sources' motives before promising anonymity. We reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution, or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. WCBU will explain why anonymity is granted.
WCBU will check the accuracy of facts and report them objectively and impartially. When errors are made, WCBU will correct the online version of the story and include an editor’s note explaining the correction and why it was made. Contact us to request a correction.
Story Removal Or Change Requests
Our newsroom aims to balance the duty to inform the public with the harm that might do an individual later. As such, our newsroom will listen to requests to remove or change older stories from our website.