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

  Classic Tube TV
  Peoria, IL Stations

  Early Days of Television
  St. Louis, MO Stations

  Mid-Illinois Television
  St. Louis, Mo Ghost TV


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

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

I doubt that this episode of "Topper" was ever seen by anyone in central Illinois.  The actually appeared on CBS network television before there were television stations in downstate Illinois.  This would have aired 11 months before WCIA went on the air in Champaign on Channel 3.


(above):  Jack Benny's holiday shows on radio were some of the highlights in broadcast history....and his television shows during the holiday season were nearly equally memorable.  This particular holiday episode was much different.  It didn't feature his regular cast, other than announcer Don Wilson.  It was more a promotional vehicle for the "Edgar Bergan Show" which was to air on CBS in January of 1956.  If you're a fan of Mr. Bergan and his ventriloquist dummy characters of Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd you'll love this episode.  Stay tuned, as I'll feature much more memorable Jack Benny Christmas shows during the month of December.  This particular episode of "The Lucky Strike Program" with Jack Benny aired on WCIA, Channel 3 and WTVH, Channel 19 in central Illinois on December 18, 1955.  Unfortunately the commercials have been removed.  Also note, it is a kinescope as the show was recorded live and came in a little short.  Don Wilson filled with a short public service announcement and a short musical segment at the very end of the show. 

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

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