Transparency and Public Files

WCBU provides this page as a resource to not only meet regulatory requirement, but also to be as transparent about our operation as possible. The following resources are available on this page:

  • FCC Quarterly Issues and Program Reports
  • FCC Annual EEO Reports and Diversity Statement
  • WCBU's Annual Audited Financial Statements
  • CPB Annual Financial Statements
  • Information on Bradley University's governance
  • Information on WCBU's advisory board
  • WCBU News policies

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

WCBU FCC Quarterly Issues and Program Reports 
2020: 1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter
2019: 1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter

WCBU Annual FCC EEO Reports  
20202019 | 2018 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

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 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

WCBU Annual Audited Financial Statements
20192018 2017 | 2016 2015

CPB  Annual Financial Reports 
2019 | 20182017 | 2016 | 2015

WCBU's Corporation for Public Broadcasting Local Content and Service Report

Information on the Bradley University/Illinois State University partnership
Management and Programming Agreement

Bradley University Governance
Bradley University Board of Trustees

WCBU Associate Board 
Current Members and Meeting Schedule

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.

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.

Corrections Policy

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.