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WAND-TV is a local news source in Central Illinois, providing 5 hours of daily live and streaming local news and 7 hours of Live NBC News programming on weekdays. WAND is also home to NBC Sports programming including NBC Sunday Night Football, NASCAR, PGA Tour and the Olympics.
WAND went on the air on August 16, 1953 as WTVP, the first television station in Central Illinois and one of ABC's first 19 affiliates. Our call signs changed to WAND in 1966 when LIN Broadcasting acquired it. On September 5, 2005, WAND changed from ABC to NBC. In November 2007, current owner Block Communications, Inc. acquired the remaining 33% of WAND from LIN Television, bringing WAND into the WDRB Media (FOX), WBKI (CW) and MY58TV Louisville and WLIO-TV Lima family of block television stations.