Channel 8 WISH TV took to the airways on July 1, 1954 to throw in their hats with other fine Indianapolis television stations. Since that very first day of presenting commercial programming over fifty years ago, they have been the CBS affiliate in metropolitan Indianapolis. From its inception, WISH TV has had several different owners. The current owner LIN TV purchased Channel 8 in 1984, and has been responsible for supplying Indy with all the best CBS has to offer ever since. The station’s goal is to be the premier source for 24 hour news and weather here in Central Indiana.
While all the shows and TV series that Channel 8 WISH TV offers, two in particular are quite near and dear to Hoosier hearts. The CBS network is home to one of the most famous people from Indianapolis ever. Our very own David Letterman has been hosting The Late Show on CBS since 1993. Only Mr. Letterman’s idol Johnny Carson had a longer tenure as a late night host. Born and raised in Broad Ripple, Letterman never forgot his Indiana roots. In 2000 he satisfied one of his life-ling dreams of owning an Indy race car team, which in 2004 reached the zenith of the sport by winning the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (the Indy 500).
Here in the Circle City we love our football team, the Indianapolis Colts. If you can’t get a ticket to watch our boys in blue live at Lucas Oil Stadium don’t worry, WISH TV has got you covered. Channel 8 WISH TV is the home of every Colts game all season long. CBS doesn’t stop there. They are home to all kinds of sports in Indianapolis, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. These are just a few of the reasons why Channel 8 is among the elite when talking about the Indianapolis media.
The local coverage presented by the WISH TV news team will catch you up on all the latest headlines, while offering a special focus on our community. With special interests pieces about things to do in Indianapolis for the whole family to enjoy, they open viewers’ eyes to how residents can live healthier in Indianapolis. From time to time they will showcase the latest art in Indianapolis, to help improve both your mind and body. Located in the mecca of our metropolis, downtown Indianapolis, Channel 8 will always be your source among Indianapolis TV stations for what’s making news today.
CHANNEL 8 WISH TV
1950 N Meridian ST
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202