NTC is the award-winning "nerve center" of broadcast journalism at
Northern Illinois University. It is also the home of our advanced studio
production facility, where we produce original local news, sports, and
entertainment feature programming for the DeKalb and Sycamore, Illinois,
NTC "airs" programming to the NIU campus via NIUTEL Cable on Channel
20. Our signature production is "NTC News Tonight," a 25-minute, "live"
newscast, recorded each afternoon for re-broadcast at 6pm, 8pm, 10pm and
noon Monday through Thursday. The full-length program includes a
weather segment produced by meteorology students--including their own
five-day forecast--and a sports segment covering NIU and high school
We also give sports its own showcase in our award-winning, regular
feature program called "Top Shelf Sports." Each semester, NTC hosts
various other magazine and public affairs projects.