About Us

WISH-TV and the 24-Hour News 8 brand deliver the latest breaking news information and alert you and your family to issues impacting your life. WISH-TV’s I-Team 8 investigations are uncovering who’s doing wrong and getting laws changed to help better protect your family. Whether the skies are blue or storm clouds are near, you trust the accuracy and reliability of WISH-TV’s Storm Track 8. Indianapolis’ largest team of meteorologists is tracking weather data and delivering you a more accurate and up-to-the-minute forecast so you can make the right decisions for your family. WISH-TV is also proud to be the CW affiliate starting on January 1st, 2015.

WISH-TV Channel 8

  • 1950 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Email: newsdesk@wishtv.com
  • Main Phone: 317-923-8888
  • Mailbag: 317-923-8888
  • News Hotline: 317-931-2222
  • TV Sales: 317-956-8837
  • WISHTV.com Sales: 317-874-0304
  • Fax – News: 317-931-2242
  • Fax – Sales: 317-926-1144
  • Twitter: @wish_tv
  • Facebook: facebook.com/wishtv
  • Public File: Tina Cosby – 317-956-8528

Closed Captioning Problems

Please note that the below phone, fax, and email addresses are for issues with closed captioning only! Individuals with disabilities may contact the captioning hotline or speak with our station representative for assistance with the public inspection file.

Web Links

WISH-TV News Partners

Media General

Media General currently owns and operates 71 stations across 48 markets, reaching 27.6 million or 24% of U.S. television households. In addition to the websites associated with each TV station, Media General’s digital media portfolio includes LIN Digital, LIN Mobile, HYFN, Dedicated Media, Federated Media and BiteSizeTV.

Copies of 24-Hour News 8 & Indy Style Broadcasts

WISH-TV has partnered with Cision to provide copies of broadcasts. More information is available on the Cision website or by calling them at 866.639.5087.

History of WISH-TV

WISH Archives

WISH-TV signed on the air at 6PM on July 1, 1954 and since then has been leading the way in broadcast technology. Before there was WISH-TV, there was WISH Radio, which went on the air in 1941. For the first year WISH-TV broadcast from one of the WISH radio towers until a 1,000-foot tower was built at which time WISH-TV was able to increase its coverage. The current tower was relocated to the north side of Indianapolis and built in 1995. Just two years after its initial broadcast, WISH became one of the nation’s first stations to install a video tape machine; in 1963 its coverage of the tragic Indianapolis Coliseum explosion was first news event of its kind to be broadcast live in the city. In 1983, WISH was the first to use the now industry-standard Sony Beta cam, and in 1998 it was one of the country’s first stations to broadcast digitally for high-definition television (HDTV) on WISH-DT. Two days later, on December 19, a football game became the first high definition television broadcast on WISH-DT.