|West Lafayette, Indiana|
|Branding||WLFI 18 (general)
News 18 (newscasts)
|Slogan||News From Where You Live|
|Channels||Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
|Owner||LIN Media, LLC
(Primeland Television, LLC)
|First air date||June 15, 1953|
|Call letters' meaning||West LaFayette, Indiana|
|Sister station(s)||WISH-TV, WNDY-TV, WTHI-TV, WANE-TV|
|Former callsigns||WFAM-TV (1953-1960s)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Transmitter power||30 kW|
WLFI-TV, channel 18, is the CBS television affiliate in West Lafayette, Indiana that serves the Lafayette, Indiana metropolitan area. It operates on digital channel 11. Its transmitter is located in Rossville, Indiana. It is owned by the LIN Media, who also owns WISH-TV and WNDY-TV in Indianapolis, WANE-TV in Fort Wayne and WTHI-TV in Terre Haute.
WLFI began broadcasting on June 15, 1953  on channel 59, as WFAM-TV. It was owned by Sarkes Tarzian, a radio manufacturer in Bloomington, and was a sister station to WTTV in Indianapolis and WPTA in Fort Wayne. The station was a CBS and DuMont affiliate. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.
It moved to Channel 18 in 1957 and changed its call letters to WLFI-TV around 1967. Formerly, the news division of WLFI was known as "News Service 18" and then for many years as "Lafayette Live TV-18." Jeff Smith, Chris Morisse, Larry Clisby, and Steve Scherer have been associated with the station for more than twenty years.
The station was owned by Block Communications from 1979 until 2000, when current owner LIN Television acquired WLFI in exchange for 67 percent of then-ABC (now NBC) affiliate WAND in Decatur, Illinois. LIN TV has since sold off the remainder of WAND to Block Communications.
In September 2012, WLFI began broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition becoming the third station in the area to do so.
|18.1||Main WLFI programming / CBS|
|18.2||Blank (formerly TheCoolTV -2013)|
- Clete Roberts Report (1953)
- News Service 18 (1970s-1980s)
- Lafayette Live: TV-18 News (1980s-2000)
- NewsChannel 18 (2000–2012)
- News 18 (2012-present)
- Lafayette's News Leader (1991–2000)
- News From Where You Live (2000–present)
News music packages
- Turn To News by Gari Media Group (?–1991)
- News Series 2000 by Gari Media Group (1991–1996)
- Eyewitness News by Gari Media Group (1996–2000)
- This Is Your News by Gari Media Group (2000–2004)
- Working For You by 615 Music (2004–2008)
- Adrenaline by Groove Addicts (2008–2010)
- Heart of Our City by In The Groove Music (2010–present)
- Dan Klein - weeknights at 11 p.m.; also reporter for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts
- Gina Quattrocchi - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m.
- Liz Nichols - weekday mornings
- Jamie Jackson - morning show and noon
- Jeff Smith - news director
- Chad Evans - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
- Cameron Hopman - meteorologist; weekday mornings and noon
- Jessie Hawila - meteorologist
- Rob Hughes - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Ross Bolin - sports reporter
- Caleb Martin - sports reporter
- Holly Campbell - multi-platform journalist
- Krista Henery - multi-platform journalist
- Brittany Tyner - multi-platform journalist
- Elisabeth Rentschler - multi-platform journalist
- Kelly Roberts - multi-platform journalist
Notable WLFI Alumni
- Dan Ablan, Author, 3D Animator, Photographer; now at AGA Digital Studios, Inc in Chicago, IL 
- Joel Allen, News Anchor; now at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, SC
- Jill Bauer, host of QVC's At Home With Jill 
- Lauren Bercarich, Reporter, WKRC, Cincinnati
- Cameron Bowman, Sports Anchor/Reporter 2002-2005
- Angela Buchman, Meteorologist, WTHR, Indianapolis
- Kristin Crowley, Reporter, worked at sister station WLUK, WSIL in southern Illinois and WREX in Rockford, Il.
- Kelly Crull, Sports Reporter, now at KOCO-TV Oklahoma City
- Angela Ganote, anchor/reporter, now at WXIN-TV Indianapolis
- Kevin Gregory, Chief Meteorologist, WRTV, Indianapolis 
- Jane King, CNN New York correspondent 
- Judy May, former host of "Cash Call Movie"
- Mary McDermott, anchor, now at sister station WISH-TV Indianapolis
- Mike Prangley, Chief meteorologist 1999-2009, Meteorologist 2010 to present at Gannett's First Coast News (ABC AND NBC stations in Jacksonville, Florida)
- Paul Poteet, Meteorologist, WRTV, Indianapolis
- Sue Scott - Noon, 5pm Anchor; executive producer
- Larry Clisby, Sports Anchor
- Mike Piggott, News Anchor
- Jill Ditmire, News Anchor
- Steve Scherer, Meteorologist; 
- Station website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WLFI
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WLFI-TV