Reports & Filings

We maintain a variety of public inspection files regarding station operations, financial reporting and other information.

Public files may be viewed online or in our offices locarted on the Western Illinois University, Moline campus. In addition, below you find information about Closed Captioning, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies.

WQPT PBS (common name) is legally known as WQPT-TV, WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS. Our license holder is WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY.
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FCC Information

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact Dawn Schmitt at Or for additional assistance, email us at

FCC Inspection File & Ownership Report


External Link
FCC Public Inspection File/Station Profile
(External link)

Financial Information

For additional information or to obtain copies of our annual financial reports, contact Dawn Schmitt, General Manager at 309-764-2400.

Audited Financial Reporting


2022-23 WQPT PBS Audited Financial Report

CPB Financial Reporting



Local Content & Community Service

Local Content & Community Service Report


2022-23 Local Content & Community Service

Additional Information

Community Advisory Board Meetings


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Staff Directory

Closed Captioning

Use the Online Contact Form and select "Closed Captioning" from the drop-down for comments and questions about Closed Captioning or contact us via:

  • Phone: 309-764-2400 or Fax: 309-764-2400
  • Email:
  • Postal Mail: WQPT PBS, Operations Coordinator, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois, 61265

Captioning Certification

All programming provided by WQPT-TV (WQPT PBS) complies with the closed captioning requirements published by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality. Programming provided by WQPT-TV complies with these regulations by either: (i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1 (j) (2); (ii) adopting and following the "Video Programming Best Practices" set forth in 47 C.F.R.. § 79.1 (k) (1); or (iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F. R. § 79.1 (d), including programing for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the "electronic news room" technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement

WQPT PBS (WQPT-TV) is a subsidiary of Western Illinois University and as such adheres to Western Illinois University's (WIU) Policy Statement on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the employment of its workforce and appointment of its affiliated management and boards.

Western Illinois University complies fully with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, orders, and regulations. The University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Further, the University is committed to a comprehensive Affirmative Action program that ensures access and equity in educational programs, activities, and employment.

The Equal Opportunity & Access Office is responsible for administering and monitoring Western Illinois University's Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action policies and procedures. Inquiries about or complaints alleging violation of the policies should be directed to Chocoletta Simpson, Director of Equal Opportunity & Access, 309/298-1977, The Director also serves as the Coordinator for Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Commitment to Diversity

In addition to the aforementioned policy, we abide by Western Illinois University's commitment to diversity and actively engage in recruiting and retaining staff, students, and board members from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Western Illinois University and WQPT PBS support activities and programs that enhance the diversity of our campus community. Further, we promote initiatives that serve to preserve and expand the recruitment of underrepresented minority staff, interns, and board members. The Office of Equal Opportunity & Access is responsible for administering and monitoring Western Illinois University's Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action policies and procedures.

Vendor Resources

The WQPT PBS Style Guide may be requested by perspective or current vendors by contacting us.

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