Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
Where do I find out more information
We invite you to visit our "About WQPT" page on our website.
How do I make WQPT my local station
The WQPT website has been designed to compliment your PBS experience.
here to go to the PBS website and select WQPT as your
PBS station. Once set (assuming your browser allows "cookies")
you'll always be connected with WQPT and PBS. As an alternative, you may also click
here to make WQPT your local PBS station.
How do I contact the station?
For quick access, we invite you to use our online contact form. We will automatically route your request to the correct staff member. You may also call us during normal business hours at 309/764-2400 or e-mail our staff.
How do I purchase copies of programs on WQPT?
If you would like to have a copy of a favorite program, please use our use our online contact form or call 309/764-2400 during normal business hours. National programs (like Nature, NOVA and Masterpiece) go to ShopPBS.
Why does WQPT have on-air membership
WQPT receives a significant portion of its funding from individuals like
you. Many of these gifts come from viewers during our three annual
on-air membership campaigns. Just a small fraction of WQPT's airtime—approximately
2% a year—is spent inviting viewers to invest in public television.
my contribution gift be tax deductible?
Yes—because WQPT is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. Your
gift is tax deductible to the extent that it exceeds the fair
of any benefit you receive in return. We will send you a tax receipt
for any gift of $250.00 or more, or for one of $75.00 or more when
you have received a thank-you gift such as a videotape, CD, or book.
will my online payment
Our Membership staff places a high priority on responding to your pledge or other
purchases in a timely manner.
Online doantions and orders are processed with 24 hours or the next business day depending on how the contribution or order is received.
Bank checks or credit card donations and orders taken over the phone or mailed are typically processed within 2 days.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments begin approximately one month from the time we receive your written
authorization. If you choose to use the EFT payment option, you will receive
written notification verifying your EFT amount and the start date of the funds
Will WQPT notify me when payments
Yes. For certain memberships you may ask us to bill you, if you intend to
pay by check. For credit card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments, WQPT
process your payment when it becomes due and you will see confirmation of the
transaction on your credit card or bank statement.
When paying by EFT, which bank
should I use?
When you decide to contribute your ongoing to support to WQPT, you select from either a savings or checking account, whichever you prefer, for the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). You will see confirmation of the
transaction on your bank statement. You may also use a credit card when establishing EFT contributions. Many members prefer this route to accure miles, points or other credit card benefits, as determined by your credit card company.
Renewing or changing
your Sustaining Partner Membership
The Sustaining Partnership form of membership allows you to set-up automatic
monthly or quarterly payments which are automatically processed. Once you become
Partner your support is ongoing and your membership payments renew automatically. However,
you may contact WQPT at any time to increase, decrease, or discontinue future
will I receive my Thank You gift?
Typically gift items arrive within two weeks. In some instances items may take up to six weeks to arrive. If you are concerned about the status of your gift(s),
please contact us.
Your subscription to our monthly program guide will begin within
30 days of your donation. If you do not receive the WQPT program
guide within 30 days,
please contact us.
Is becoming a member online secure
Yes. While no online method can ensure or guarantee the safety and protection of your personal information, we have partnered with PayPal to provide our patrons the highest level of online security available. PayPal uses a system which complies with current PCI Standards, a national organization that address online security standards. If, at any time, you are uncomfortable with making an online donation, purchase or registration, call 309/764-2400 during normal business hours—or use our online contact form and one of our staff members will contact you.
Does WQPT sell or rent their member lists?
Absolutely not. When you become a WQPT member, your information is not
provided to any organization. Whether you make your contribution
secure online registration, or by telephone, your personal
never released to anyone.
How can I volunteer at WQPT?
Thanks for asking! Volunteering is a great way to get
involved and support the efforts of the station. Visit the volunteering section
of our website or simply use our online contact form.
Common Issues with Web Browsing
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Most web browsing issues can be resolved by simply downloading the most recent version of your preferred web browser.
A word about Internet Explorer 6. We are unable to provide support for Internet Explorer 6. Users browsing the web with Internet Explorer 6 experience a variety of issues related to the outdated web browser and its inability to function with modern websites. Internet Explorer also exposes users to numerous security risks. If you are using this browser, we encourage you to get a more recent version to more fully enjoy your online experience.
In most instances our website is designed to display at approximately 1100 pixel width. If you are unable to view the entire width, you may change the resolution for your computer monitor.
This site is best viewed when your default font is set to "Medium" or
"Automatic". If your font size is set significantly
larger or smaller than these,
you may experience some distorted graphics and page layouts.
Users accessing the WQPT site via a mobile device will notice that some web features may not function properly.
Typically, if these are addressed first, they will correct any problems
you may be experiencing. If you continue to experience technical difficulties, please contact us.
Interactive Program Schedule
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