First there was the American spy plane U-2, shot down by the Russians in 1960. Then there was the Irish rock band U2, fronted by Bono. And starting in December, there’ll also be “The U Too,” the newest Chicago television venture by Weigel Broadcasting Co.
As tipped here Tuesday, the Chicago-based parent company of WCIU-Channel 26 announced the latest addition to a lineup of stations that includes "The U," "Me-TV," "Me-Too," and "This."‚ "The U Too" will air on digital subchannels 26.5 and 26.6, and on low-power analog Channel 48, which just changed call letters from WMEU-CA to WCUU-CA.
Neal Sabin, executive vice president of Weigel Broadcasting, said the new format will feature an array of programming, including some shows currently airing on "The U," a few airing overnights on "Me-TV," and new ones from syndicated sources and independent producers. In a statement announcing the launch, Sabin said: