Transparency and Public Files | WGLT

Transparency and Public Files

WGLT provides this page as a resource to not only meet regulatatory requirements, but also to be as transparent about our operation as possible. The following resources are available on this page:

  • WGLT's Mission and Vision Statements
  • The Public Media Code of Integrity
  • Information on Illinois State University's Board of Trustees
  • FCC Quarterly Issues and Program Files
  • FCC Annual EEO Reports and Diversity Statement
  • Independent Financial Audits
  • CPB Annual Financial Reports
  • CPB Annual Local Content and Service Reports
  • WGLT's Annual Listener Reports
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Unnamed Sources Policy
  • Corrections Policy

WGLT's full FCC public file is available online at the FCC's website

If you have a disability and require assistance with WGLT's public files, please contact R.C. McBride at (309) 438-2713 or

WGLT's Vision Statement
WGLT is more than a radio station; it's a physical and virtual place vital to a connected community. WGLT offers information, ideas, entertainment, and engagement opportunities for all to enjoy.

WGLT's Mission Statement

  • WGLT, in partnership with Illinois State University, offers diverse content on multiple platforms for a growing audience.
  • WGLT builds relationships by providing valuable services to all of its customers, including listeners, readers, underwriters, and the community at large.
  • WGLT provides the community with world-class programming and events. The community provides WGLT with financial support to keep the station and its services financially viable and free from commercial constraints.
  • As a business, WGLT maintains the highest standards of integrity, fiscal stability, and social responsibility.
  • Guided by the University strategic plan, Educate - Connect - Elevate: Illinois State, WGLT is a unit of Illinois State's College of Arts and Sciences' School of Communication. WGLT is proud of this partnership and its role as one of the University's most important points of contact with the community. WGLT is also dedicated to providing student opportunities for the next generation of journalists and communicators.

Public Media Code of Integrity

Like every public broadcasting organization, GLT strives to meet the highest ethical standards in our work. Learn more.

Illinois State University Board of Trustees

WGLT is a public, non-commercial radio station, and is owned, operated by, and licensed to Illinois State University and its Board of Trustees. WGLT is a unit of Illinois State's School of Communication, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Illinois State University. Its members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois. Information about the Board of Trustees, including its meetings and membership, can be found at

WGLT's FCC Issues and Programs Files
2020: 1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter |
2019: 1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter
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WGLT's FCC Annual EEO Reports
20202019 | 20182017 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

WGLT is guided in its employment practices by its parent institution, Illinois State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity. All job searches for full time positions are conducted in compliance with Illinois State University Human Resources policy and procedure, which can be accessed via Searches also comply with Illinois State University Affirmative Action policy. 

Position vacancies are posted on the Illinois State University website and the WGLT web site. By Illinois State policy, position openings are listed with several other agencies and organizations. For an updated list, please contact Illlinois State University Human Resources at  

WGLT's Independent Financial Audits
20192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

WGLT's Corporation for Public Broadcasting Annual Financial Reports
20192018 | 2017 | 2016

WGLT's Corporation for Public Broadcasting Local Content and Service Report
2019 |

WGLT's Annual Reports
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | Pre-2012 (from Milner Library's Digital Collection)

WGLT-WCBU Management Agreement
The agreement between Illinois State University and Bradley University for managing WCBU in Peoria is available here.

Diversity and Inclusion
WGLT is committed to including diverse voices in every aspect of newsgathering, production, and development. This means that WGLT’s on-air and online content should reflect views from different backgrounds, such as race and ethnicity, genders, age groups, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political viewpoints, and income levels. It is WGLT’s responsibility to reflect the Bloomington-Normal community as it exists and to debunk any stereotypes that distort the public’s view of it.

For content created locally, WGLT reporters are encouraged to track and periodically audit their featured sources and interviewees, to measure source diversity over time. The programming and development staff are likewise encouraged to feature station supporters and musical artists from diverse backgrounds when promoting or representing the station publicly.

WGLT’s commitment to diversity also extends to programming decisions about national and syndicated shows, to ensure the shows it carries address a broad range of ideas, information, and perspectives.

WGLT is guided in its employment practices by its parent institution, Illinois State University, where diversity and inclusion are a core value in its strategic plan, Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State – The Strategic Plan for Illinois’ First Public University 2018-2023. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.

Unnamed Sources Policy 

WGLT will identify news sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources. WGLT will consider sources' motives before promising anonymity. We reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution, or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. WGLT will explain why anonymity is granted.

Corrections Policy

WGLT will check the accuracy of facts and report them objectively and impartially. When errors are made, WGLT will correct the online version of the story and include an editor’s note explaining the correction and why it was made.

Linking Policy

WGLT preferentially links to documents hosted on the WGLT website. In cases where government documents are available (e.g. legal filings, database listings, etc.) reporters and editors should endeavor to copy those documents and upload them to WGLT’s site rather than link to an external website. For documents that are static in nature and not subject to alteration on a government or other public body site, it is still permissible, though not preferred, to link to that external site.

WGLT reporters and editors will not link to external social media that is readily editable (such as Facebook). If such documents are relevant to a story, a screen capture, or a copy of the text should be saved as a PDF to the WGLT website and linked to from there.

Stories with links to documents that might be prone to change, whether external or the original external documents in cases where a static copy is hosted on WGLT, should include information about the time the link was created and other identifying information about authorship and context.