ECTV is the educational and governmental access channel for the City of Edwardsville. ECTV was established in 1986, and its goal is to provide the citizens of the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area with information and programming concerning the state, county, city, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Community Unit School District Number 7, and surrounding areas.

Hours of Operation

  • 24 hours/day, 7 days a week

Programming Hours

  • 10 to15 hours per day, Monday to Friday (some weekends)
  • Programming is generally broadcast on a tape-delayed basis
  • Video format: DVD
  • AM Bracket: Starts at 8 a.m.
  • PM Bracket: Starts at 6 p.m.
Television Camera

Electronic Bulletin Board

  • Runs continuously, except during hours of scheduled programming

Educational Event Coverage

  • District Number 7 - School Board meetings, concerts and programs, high school sports (JV/Varsity only), student projects, graduation, and various other events.
  • SIUE - Arts and Issues programs, concerts and programs, student projects and various other events.

Governmental Event Coverage

  • State - Programming from the Illinois State Board of Education, Candidate Debates
  • and Various other
  • County - Candidate Debates and Various other
  • City - LIVE City meetings (City Council, Plan Commission, Zoning Board and other), committee meetings, important community events, cooperate with other City departments and various other

Original Programs

  • Includes - “CityScapes,” “Images of Edwardsville,” and various other programs.

Live Coverage

  • Edwardsville City Council Meetings (1st and 3rd Tuesdays of month at 7 p.m.)
  • Plan Commission Meetings (3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting (4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m.)

Public Service Announcements

  • Public Service Announcements are run throughout week

Election Coverage

  • Generally conducted in conjunction with Charter Communications

ECTV Staff

  • Consists of two full-time employees (Director of Production and Programming and Assistant Director) and one part-time employee (at present time)
  • Rely on volunteers and interns for many tasks (commentators for events, camera operation, some editing and various other duties)
  • John E Cunningham, Director of Production and Programming

On the Horizon

  • More LIVE coverage of events (District Number 7 School Board Meetings, high school sports events, concerts and programs)
  • More coverage of county activities
  • Expanded sports coverage
  • Email John E. Cunningham
  • Phone: 618-692-7551