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WYCC Frequently Asked Questions


As a result of WYCC’s participation in the Federal Communications Commission incentive auction for broadcast spectrum sale, WYCC temporarily ceased broadcast operations on channel 20 on November 27, 2017. In March 2018, with FCC approval, the WYCC license was transferred by the Board of Trustees for City Colleges of Chicago to Window to the World Communications, Inc., parent organization of WTTW. In June 2022, WTTW relinquished the WYCC license.

Will WYCC’s primary channel (20.1) programming be coming back?


A significant amount of the programming viewers enjoyed on WYCC’s primary channel (20.1) is available on one of WTTW’s content services – on WTTW (11.1), WTTW Prime (11.2), WTTW Create (11.3), WTTW Kids 24/7 (11.4), and WTTW World (11.5);; and the PBS Video app. In November 2017, WTTW added Miss Fisher and Dr. Blake Mysteries to its WTTW Prime lineup, and our weekend lineup on WTTW's primary channel includes some of the British comedies and mysteries many enjoyed on WYCC.

I was a member of WYCC. Will I still have my membership to WYCC?


WTTW honored all active WYCC memberships as of November 2017 so, at that time, WYCC members became WTTW members. If you have any questions about this announcement, or your membership, please contact WTTW Member and Audience Services at (773) 509-1111, ext 6.

Is WYCC affiliated with PBS?


WYCC is no longer affiliated with PBS. WTTW is the primary and only PBS station in Chicago.