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  • WICD is the ABC-affiliated television station for Champaign and Urbana, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 41 from a transmitter, northeast of Homer, along the Vermilion and Champaign County line. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, WICD has studios on South Country Fair Drive in downtown Champaign. Although identifying as a separate station in its own right, WICD is actually considered a semi-satellite of WICS in Springfield and Decatur. As such, it simulcasts ABC network and syndicated programming as provided by WICS but airs separate commercials, legal identifications, and weekday newscasts. Although WICD maintains its own facilities, master control and some internal operations are based within WICS' studios on East Cook Street in Springfield's Eastside section. Outside weekday newscasts, commercial insertion on WICD is controlled at the Springfield facility. WICS serves the western portion of the market while WICD serves the eastern portion. WICS also operates the area's Fox affiliate WRSP-TV as well as CW outlet WBUI through joint sales and shared services agreements. WCCU's advertising sales operation is based out of WICD's studios Wikipedia

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