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Doug Quick Professional Biography

Doug has been a central Illinois radio and television broadcaster for 41 years.  He's worked in the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana markets throughout his entire 41 years.

Doug was co-anchor and chief weather Anchor at WICD-TV, and is currently co-anchor and weather anchor on Fox-Champaign,  WCCU-TV in Urbana.  He is the longest tenured weather-caster in central Illinois.

This site is dedicated to preserving central Illinois Broadcast History.  It's being constantly updated with additions and maybe even a few revisions.  Check back often.




Mid-Illinois Television Today

This is an ideal page for those who want to "cut the cable" and are not sure on what is available on over-the-air television stations.   This is a list of the mid-Illinois television stations and each of their digital sub-channels which are not available for satellite subscribers and may or may not be for cable subscribers. 

You can also click on the Yahoo link which will show you a program grid of the current schedule of "over-the-air" channels in your area. 

This is also the page which shows you how to receive the "over-the-air" sub-channel stations plus the local channels which may not be available with your satellite subscriptions such as WCCU, Channel 27 and WICD, Channel 15.





Television History


The Early Days of Television

WAND-Decatur, IL

WBLN-Bloomington, IL

WCIA-Champaign, IL

WICD-Champaign, IL

WICS-Springfield, IL

Peoria, IL Stations

St. Louis, MO Stations

St.Louis, Mo Ghost Stations

Other Television History

Discover the history of Central Illinois Television Stations the personalities, the local and network programs and so much more!

Read about the experiences of central Illinois television pioneers as they found their way though the early years of broadcasting.

Many pictures, videos and TV Guide ads help tell the story of each station, especially through the early years....plus the addition of color television and the eventual conversion to digital television.

The histories are constantly being updated and new pictures, screen grabs and details are being added.  These pages continue to be a work in progress....so keep checking back!



Radio History


WTIM/WEEE(FM)-Taylorville, IL

WDNL(FM)/WDAN-Danville, IL


Other Area Radio Stations


KGRS(FM)-Burlington, IA

WBNQ(FM)-Bloomington, IL

WCVS(AM)-Springfield, IL

WDZ(AM)-Decatur, IL

WDBR(FM)-Springfield, IL

WKDQ(FM)-Henderson, KY

WLRW(FM)-Champaign, IL

WMBD(FM)-Peoria, IL

WNNS(FM)-Springfield, IL

WQLZ(FM)-Springfield, IL

WSOY-FM, Decatur, IL

WWTO(FM)-Peoria, IL

WLS(AM)-Chicago, IL

KADI(FM)-St. Louis, MO

KSHE(FM)-St. Louis, MO

KSLQ(FM)-St. Louis, MO

WFYR(FM)-Chicago, IL

WHBF(FM)-Moline, IL



Radio Automated Formats

If you were listening to many of the FM stations in medium to large markets you may have been listening to stations  that programmed any one of these or other sample automated radio formats.  Remember "Stereo Rock,"
"Solid Gold," "Hit Parade," or even "Great American Country" you'll enjoy learning about the background
of these classic automated radio formats.





Classic Tube Television

Long before MeTV and Antenna TV I designed a "virtual" TV Channel called Classic Tube Television.  It included many classics which ultimately was added to the lineups of the current day MeTV and Antenna TV. 

I arranged the schedule around themes and is color coded for genres, kids TV and other groupings.

Many of you have "fantasy" football....I have a "fantasy" TV channel.  Just for fun, I invite you to check out Classic Tube Television.


Doug Quick Voice Overs
Videos of the Week
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  Thanks to You Tube many of the television treasures of the past are available.  We also thank those who recognize the value of these priceless videos from the past in sharing them with the world.  I also scold those who refuse to share by using copyright claims or the possibility of profiting from them at some time in the future.


(above): This was a great line-up of Monday night shows from the Spring of 1966.  This was generally pre-cable days of having only 3 network shows to choose from.  Even the lowest rated shows had ratings that current popular shows would love. Check out the black and white opening of "The Avengers."  One of my personal favorites.

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(above): 1976, the Bicentennial Year, during the Fall here's what we were watching on the three networks.  Watch closely for co-stars of these series who later became more popular with other better known series.  How many can you spot?

(Videos are from an outside source and may be
discontinued at any time)


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(January 17, 2015)-replaced a few pictures in the first page of the History of WICS and some videos which were dead links to previous You Tube submissions.

(January 17, 2015)-updated the second page on the History of WICS.  Cleaned up the TV Guide ads to fix the discolorization of the ads taken from the vintage TV Guide copies.  Also eliminated some dead You Tube links.  They will be replaced soon.

(January 18, 2015)-updated the first page of the History of WICS with additional pictures of the "Pepsi Dance Party" and the 2013 recreation of one of the original logos of WICS from the Creative Services Department of WICS.

(January 20, 2016)-updated Mid Illinois TV to announce that Antenna TV is reportedly going to added to WCCU's signal in East Central Illinois!  We have to thank a viewer who felt strongly enough to contact the right people!  I welcome the arrival of Antenna TV!

(January 22, 2016)-Removed History of WICS pages 2-6 for reconstruction. Work progresses.  Target date for completion Feb 28, 2016.  Check back often!

(January 22, 2016)-Updated what will be the first page of St. Louis TV History.  Each St. Louis station will have its own page of history.  The first page with the initial years of broadcasting for Channel 5, KSD-TV is posted.  The others have a target date of February 28, 2016.

(February 2, 2016)-Updated two pages from the History of WICS covering the years of 1964-1968 and 1968-1979.   More to come later!

(February 14, 2016)-Updated the radio pages for WTIM/WTIM-FM, WDNL(FM)/WDAN and WTVP/WAND pages with new format and added a couple of pictures.

(March 3, 2016)-Updated Mid-Illinois TV with new information on the addition of Antenna TV to the digital lineup of WCCU. Be watching for more information soon!


(March 4, 2016)-Antenna TV added to WCCU, Channel 27 at 27.3  Mid-Illinois TV page updated to reflect change.

(June 23,2016)-added picture of Dick Van Dyke to the picture page

(June 23, 2016)-updated Classic Tube TV page

(July 24, 2016)-after an incredible contribution from a former staff member of WCHU, Channel 33 in Champaign, I post a number of new photos of the former WCHU, later WICD studios at the Inman Hotel during the 1960s.  Plus, he tells his story with a detailed description of the facility before it was moved to the Country Fair Drive location!  Check it out at the history of WICD page 2



(August 25, 2016)-New digital sub-channels were added to the signals of WCIA and WCIX.  Nexstar made an agreement early this Summer to add the following networks to the digital subchannels of many of their stations.  Those networks include Grit, Escape, Laff and Bounce TV.  Check out the links to each of their websites for a program description of each as well as program schedules.  Note: Grit is also seen on the digital subchannels of WICD and WICS!
Don't look for that continue to too long! Click on Mid-Illinois TV Today for details.

(October 6, 2016)- Finished the long time project of making all pages "mobile friendly" to those viewers of this site on cell phones and tablets.  I also updated several pages to match the format of all of the other pages.

(October 11, 2016-Finished updating Part 2 and 3 of the WICD History, although there are still some additions coming soon.  Other pages will be updated soon as well.

(October 30, 2016) Check out the new design with the History of WICD-Page 1-4.  Page 5 is currently being re-designed and may be posted in the next couple of days.  My goal is to bring it up to date with its demise in April of 2015.

(Nov 20, 2016) Added You Tube videos from 1998, 2000 and 2001 which will be placed on this site soon.

(Nov 23, 2016) Added priceless pictures of WBLN studios taken after the station when dark in 1958.  Also added picture and commentary from Ann Hill, a program host at WBLN in Bloomington.  Go there now by clicking here.

(Nov 30, 2016) Many many additions have been added over the last week.  First of all, Mid Illinois Television Today has been updated to include the addition of GRIT to the Dish® lineup of stations, other additions include the WJJY-TV, Channel 14 story in Other Television History, updates to the WBLN-TV, Channel 15 history including a testimonial form a former staff member, additions to the Automated Radio Format pages to include pictures of two SMC Automation units manufactured in Bloomington, Illinois as well as my Holiday Movie Recommendations.

(Dec 2, 2016) The History of WICD is now "complete" taking it to its last day of its brand as "NewsChannel 15" in 2015. Check out the many professionals who graced your screen from 2005 to 2015.  I'm still missing some....and if you are one who has been omitted from the page PLEASE send me a screen shot or two of your work at WICD...along with the years you were there.  I'll include it with revisions (which will occur often). Here's a quick link to Page 6 of The History of WICD.























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