Station History

WHBF-TV_Reporter_Charles_Harrison_with_News_Car.jpgWHBF-TV has been serving the Quad Cities community for more than 63 years. The station has a rich and colorful history. It all began on Saturday July 1st, 1950 when WHBF-TV began transmitting from a 482 ft. tower in downtown   Rock Island, and with that WHBF-TV became the first television station in the state of Illinois outside of Chicago. Click here for more.

What's On WHBF?

CBS_TV_200x164.jpgWHBF-TV is home to America's Most Watched Television Network, the area's most local newscasts, and some of  the most popular syndicated shows on television including Dr. Oz, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and more.  Click here for the WHBF-TV program guide.

WHBF-TV Job Opportunities

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Click to view the Online Public File. If you have any questions about the public file or you are a person with disabilities and need assistance, you can contact J.D. Walls by email at or by phone at 309-283-2387, or contact Marshall Porter by email at or by phone at 309-283-2360.

WHBF-TV broadcasts contain closed captioning. If you experience problems with the closed captioning on your television set, please contact us so that we can remedy the situation or provide additional assistance. Contact J.D. Walls at 309-283-2387, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:30pm.  Or you may write to J.D. Walls, WHBF-TV, 231 18th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 or send a fax to 309-788-4975, or by email to