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Public Inspection Files and Records

The Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB) is an independent state agency responsible for the planning, development and operation of public broadcasting (Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin, in association with the University of Wisconsin-Extension) and educational telecommunications delivery systems. Policy is determined by a 16-member governing board and executed by the ECB Executive Director and staff.

Public Records Notice

ECB’s Executive Director is the legal custodian of the agency’s records; the Deputy Director and Administrator of Engineering serve as deputy custodians.

Requests for access to public records can be made orally or in writing and directed to any of the following:

ECB Executive Director
3319 W. Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53713

(608) 264-9600
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Contact form

ECB will not charge for electronic records, but may charge the actual, necessary and direct costs of providing printed records. The standard fee is $0.25 per impression.

The agency will not charge for the cost of reviewing records for possible redaction or removal of confidential information, in compliance with the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel v. City of Milwaukee, 2012 WI 65, 341 Wis. 2d 607.

If a requested record is not in readily comprehensible format (e.g. obsolete computer file or database entry), ECB may assess the actual cost of creating a readily comprehensible copy.

ECB may impose an hourly charge for the staff necessary to locate records, which will be billed at the hourly rate of salary and benefits for the lowest-paid employee capable of performing the task. This fee will only be assessed if the total cost of locating the requested document(s) is $50 or more.

Requests which exceed a total cost of $5.00 may require prepayment. The legal custodian or designee can provide other cost information. Make checks payable to the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.

All requests will be processed as soon as practicable and without delay, as per gubernatorial Executive Order #189.


Television Translators
W30DZ-D, Fence channel 30 (WLEF-TV)
W29ET-D, Coloma channel 29 (WHRM-TV)
W16DU-D, Bloomington channel 16 (WHLA-TV)
W17DZ-D, Sister Bay channel 17 (WPNE-TV)
W19EN-D, River Falls channel 19 (WHWC-TV)
W24CL-D, Grantsburg channel 24 (WHWC-TV)

Radio Translators
W267BB Wausau 101.3 (WHRM HD-3)
W256CZ Stevens Point 99.1 (WLBL)
W265DC Marshfield 100.9 (WLBL)

Captioning Complaints

Audience Services
PBS Wisconsin
821 University Ave. Madison, WI 53706
Contact form

FCC Public Inspection Files

WPNE-TV (Green Bay)
WHRM-TV (Wausau)
WHWC-TV (Menomonie)
WLEF-TV (Park Falls)
WHLA-TV (La Crosse)
PBS Wisconsin Public Inspection Files

WHAA (FM) (Adams)
WLBL (AM) (Auburndale)
WHSA (FM) (Brule)
WHAD (FM) (Delafield)
WPNE (FM) (Green Bay)
WHHI (FM) (Highland)
WHLA (FM) (La Crosse)
WERN (FM) (Madison)
WHWC (FM) (Menomonie)
WHBM (FM) (Park Falls)
WSSW (FM) (Platteville)
WHSF (FM) (Rhinelander)
WEPP (FM) (Rice Lake)
WHDI (FM) (Sister Bay)
WHND (FM) (Sister Bay)
WSSU (FM) (Superior)
WHWA (FM) (Washburn)
WLBL-FM (Wausau)
WHRM (FM) (Wausau)
Wisconsin Public Radio Public Inspection Files

ECB EEO Report
2022 – 2023

For assistance with all ECB online public inspection files, please contact us.