(Watch Local breaking WAND NBC 17 News Champaign il Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream) WAND-TV 17 Weather Channel Champaign Illinois, United States Live Online Streaming. The WAND NBC started to function on June 17, 1953, as WTVP. It was under the hold of the Prairie Broadcasting Company of Decatur. The channel telecasted an analog signal on UHF channel 17 from a tower southwest of Decatur. It is the earliest station in central Illinois. WAND also holds the honor of being the state’s second-oldest station on the UHF band. It earlier-planned to run programs from all four networks of the time. Those all plans were torn down.WAND had to settle for an initial associated with ABC and sub-affiliation with DuMont.
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WAND NBC 17 News Channel mobilized a new 1,100-foot (340 m) center located between Oriana and Argental, On October 8, 1966. It preserved its original tower as a backup. WAND NBC was covered with an experimental RCA “Vee-Zee” antenna. The second antenna was used by WJJY-TV in close by Jacksonville. It was the first million-watt in the state and listed Champaign-Urbana to the station’s city-grade coverage. This resulted in the WAND NBC becoming the first station in the region to provide a city-grade signal.
WAND NBC News tower fell down by a massive ice storm on March 26, 1978. Not all but 100 feet (30 m) of the tower fell down under the weight of massive ice sheet. The crash is closed some serious design defects in the tower. WAND NBC 17 News Channel is affiliated to WICD ABC 15 News Champaign, United States. The channel is working for the Central Illinois region. It telecasts a high-resolution digital signal from their very own transmitting tower.