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Television History
Radio History
  Doug Quick Biography
  Early Days of Television   WTIM-WEEE-Taylorville, IL
  Voice Over Services
  Picture Page
  WAND-Decatur, IL   WDNL-WDAN, Danville, IL
  Video Page
  WBLN-Bloomington, IL   Other Area Radio Stations
  Other Links of Interest
  WCIA-Champaign, IL   Radio Automated Formats
  Mid-Illinois Television   WICD-Champaign, IL
  Classic Tube TV
  WICS-Springfield, IL

  Peoria, IL Stations

  St. Louis, MO Stations 

   St. Louis, MO Ghost TV

   Other Television History


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 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 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

(above): This week, we remember Alan Young who passed away last week at the age of 97.

"The Alan Young Show" aired on CBS from 1950-1953....shortly before there was television in mid-Illinois. Along with being a guest on many comedy variety shows of the 1950s, he would return to series TV in 1961 in "Mr. Ed."  Here's his earlier effort from the 1950-53 series..."The Alan Young Show."

Alan Young with comic Ben Blue a June 1954 edition of TV Guide®
from my collection


(above): Here is that 1961 series represented here by the pilot show of Mr. Ed.  The first episode aired on October 1, 1960.

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

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What's New Here at

(Dec 1, 2015)-New index page layout
and later new layouts for other support pages.

(Dec 2, 2015)-re-addition of "Memories of the Capitol Theater" a salute to a feature of my original home town.

(Dec 12, 2015)-re-worked the instructions for those with satellite systems to receive local channels.  It should be a much simple process to find your specific application. Go to Mid-Illinois TV Today

(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.

updated 5/23/2016
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