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Ithaca College Television

Your Choice, Your Channel

ICTV is Ithaca College’s student-run television production organization housed in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Founded March 3, 1958 as WICB-TV, Ithaca College Television was created to provide community-oriented public affairs and entertainment programming to the Ithaca-area cable audience. The tradition continues today with more than twenty student produced shows in production each academic

ICTV’s programming airs Sunday – Thursday nights on the City of Ithaca’s Educational Access Channel (Spectrum 16), serving 26,000 Tompkins County cable households with weekly local newscasts, live play-by-play coverage of Ithaca College sporting events, scripted dramas, comedies, animation, game shows, discussion shows covering a variety of topics and more. Each November, the station’s news department produces “Election Center,” a local and regional voter’s guide airing about a week before the polls open, plus live election updates during “Election Night.” In addition, ICTV’s programming streams live on with shows available for on-demand viewing on the site too.

The station’s programming has been recognized by College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Syracuse Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). ICTV was recognized nine times in the New York StateBroadcasters Association’s 2020 Excellence in Broadcasting awards competition, notably placing first for Outstanding Evening Newscast (“Newswatch”), Outstanding Morning Newscast (“Good Day Ithaca”), Outstanding Series / Documentary (“Game Over”) and Outstanding Election Coverage.

With more than 400-student volunteers, ICTV is Ithaca College’s largest student organization. If you’re interested in learning more about the station, please contact ICTV’s Station Manager ( Ithaca College Television strives to produce diverse and inclusive programming in a professional, educational and encouraging environment.

The World’s Oldest Student-Run Cable Television Station