To enrich our community in engaging and relevant ways using public media and outreach efforts.
Dynamic, thriving communities informed and inspired by public media.
WTVP has been providing central Illinois with quality television and educational outreach programs since 1971. We are one of only a few remaining locally-owned media outlets in the region, and as a PBS affiliate, occupy a unique place in the media marketplace. National polls regularly name PBS the most trusted media brand. We are honored to be a trusted and valued part of the community.
Our commitment to education is visible in the award-winning children’s programming on PBS Kids and in PBS LearningMedia, which offers 40,000 free videos and lesson plans to local schools, daycare centers and families.
We seek to be recognized as central Illinois’ storyteller through original, locally produced documentaries, cultural productions and public affairs programs. We shed light on events, people and culture, and enhance education through local productions such as At Issue with H Wayne Wilson, Consider This with Yvonne Greer, State & Water, Illinois Lawmakers, Illinois Adventure and Rainbow Readers.
Whether you find us on your TV, online or at an area cultural event, WTVP is a destination for stories and
documentaries that matter, and programs and entertainment that engage, enhance and inspire. WTVP also makes its studio available to local organizations for community-building video productions and has satellite uplink services for hire.
Documentary premieres: We regularly hold public screenings to debut original WTVP productions. Peoria’s Playground: A History of the Peoria Park District, Lydia: Ahead of Her Time, The Art of Deception and Nature Returns to Emiquon are just a few recent documentaries.
How to Help
WTVP is commercial-free and supported by the community. Most of our funding comes from local donations and the underwriting of programming. One of the most impactful actions an individual can take is to become a member and financial supporter of WTVP. We couldn’t do it without our friends and volunteers. To volunteer your time or make a donation, visit wtvp.org or call (309) 677-4747.
101 State Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Lesley Matuszak, President and CEO
William Baker, Station Manager/Executive Producer
Julie D. Sanders, Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Luann Claudin, Assistant Development Director
Marcia Bolden, Director of Philanthropic Relations