central Illinois radio and television broadcaster for
43 years. He's
the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana
markets throughout his entire career.
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.
He was awarded the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences of Mid-America in 2013. He was the winner
of medium market Best Anchor in 2017 from the Illinois Broadcasters
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
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
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 WICD,
history of Central Illinois Television Stations the personalities, the
local and network programs and so much
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
work in progress....so keep checking back!
listening to many of the FM stations in medium to large markets you may
have been listening to stations that programmed any one of
or other sample automated radio formats. Remember "Stereo
"Solid Gold," "Hit Parade," or even "Great American Country" you'll
enjoy learning about the background
of these classic automated radio formats.
and Antenna TV I designed a "virtual" TV Channel called Classic Tube
Television. It included many classics which ultimately was
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
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 weeks "Videos of the Week" include this video for two
reasons. First, it is according to most, the first regular
appearance of Don Knotts on national television as Wilber Peterson in
"Search for Tomorrow." Secondly, this is a kinescope of the 15-minute
presentation which was on CBS live on March 27, 1953. It's also
interesting to note that this is the first time it's been "broadcast"
to residents in mid-Illinois on this website as there were no CBS
stations broadcasting to the region outside of Chicago at the time of
is a very rare color kinescope recording of "The Perry Como Show" as
broadcast on April 12, 1958 on NBC. It was broadcast live in "living
color" and at the same time a filmed record of the color broadcast was
made for either posterity or for rebroadcast by the west coast TV
stations at a later time (usually within a week or two). It could have
also been produced for a local TV staton which either was a secondary
affiliate of NBC or an affiliate of another network and time was
purchased by the advertising agency seeking exposure of their
products(Kraft) in non-NBC TV markets.
Perry Como, for those young and uninformed, was a recording and
radio/TV star from the 40s through the 70s. He was the star of the
"Kraft Music Hall" variety series on NBC. Personally he was incredibly
well liked having been a barber in his early days, he joined big bands,
ending up singing with the band led by Ted Weems. He was a staple on
radio and was named "crooner of the year" in 1943 and was featured on
shows on both CBS and NBC radio.
(from the Doug Quick collection of TV Guide®)
Here is a series of segments from a 1953 color kinescope of "The Kraft
Music Hall." which would have been seen in mid-Illinois on KTVO-TV(3),
KSD-TV(5), WOC-TV(6), WGEM-TV(10), WICS(20) and WEEK-TV(43). KTVO-TV(3)
broadcast to the Kirksville(MO)-Ottumwa(IA) area, and was not capable
of broadcasting in color, WOC-TV(6) was located in Moline(IL), and at
that time WEEK-TV, Peoria(IL) broadcast on channel 43.
(Videos are from an outside source and
discontinued at any time)
Doug Quick On Line
You Tube Channel
What's New Here at www.dougquick.com
(January 1, 2017) Added pages for St. Louis TV history with the history
of WTVI(later KTVI) and KWK-TV(later KMOX-TV and KMOV).
(February 18, 2017) Updated Mid Illinois TV Today
to show ION now being broadcast on WAND 17.3 channel in standard
def. It's also available on DISH® and DirectTV®.
appears that the OTA Digital Dongle used to receive local TV channels
through the Hopper® home satellite systems is no longer available
through the provider. See updated section within the page, Mid
(March 3, 2017) Updated Mid Illinois TV Today to
reflect changes in the sub-channel lineup of WICS/WICD. The
addition of TBD and Charge! are shown and links to each networks
website and schedule are included.
(March 13, 2017) Updated and completed Mid Illinois TV Today to include
all stations from the Quincy market to Terre Haute, IN market....along
with Bloomington and Peoria.
(April 14, 2017)Updated the Mid Illinois TV Today page to show changes
to the DISH® Local Channel Lineup. WICD will be dropped from
lineup on Tuesday, April 18, while the signal of WCCU will be added on
Wednesday, April 19.
(April 21, 2017)Updated the Mid Illinois TV Today page to show that
WCCU has been added to DISH® lineup and WICD has been eliminated.
(August 26, 2017) Included recent WDWS radio interview to the Picture Page
and added pictures from the interview and one from the studios of WCCU.
Also updated the story on the local TV station channel change expected
in 2019 in Mid-Illinois
(October 8, 2017) Added information on new subchannel "Stadium" located
at Channel 23.3, on the WBUI broadcast channel.
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