WQPT invites the public to a screening of “WQPT – Celebrating 35 Years” at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities on Thursday, November 1 at 5 pm.
The half-hour documentary chronicles the history of WQPT since before it went on the air for the first time on November 2, 1983. At that time the Quad Cities was the only major metropolitan area not served by a local public television station. The first night of programming featured “The Chemical People” hosted by Nancy Reagan and only lasted 4 hours.
Today, WQPT broadcasts two channels 24 hours a day 7 days a week – PBS and local programming and a second channel that airs international news and dramas – MHz Worldview.
The WQPT documentary will air on Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 pm.
WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.