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Above:  Doug accepting his Silver Circle Award from the
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Mid America

Doug has been a central Illinois broadcaster for 40 years.  He's worked in the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana markets for 40 years.

Doug is currently Co-Anchor and Chief Weather Anchor at WICD-TV, in Champaign and Weather Anchor at WCCU-TV in Urbana.

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.

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Latest Updates

(Aug 5, 2014) Updated the Radio Automated Formats page to include picture of BPI cassette from the 1970s.  Also updated the page format to current style.

(Aug 6, 2014) Updated and added photos from my years with WDNL Radio.  See the many added photos and more!

(Aug 10, 2014) Updated and added photos and information to the Area CHR History.  Also updated format of the page.

(Aug 12, 2014) Updated and added photos, air-checks and more information about my years at WDNL (D-102) from 1977-2002.  See the History of WDNL.

(Aug 17, 2014)  Updated History of WTIM and added photos of the Frisina Hotel and the former studios of WTIM and WEEE both taken in 1988.

(October 5, 2014) Updated the History of WBLN with the addition of a photo taken from a postcard from a former Bloomington business with something surprising in the background.

(October 29, 2014) Updated Radio Automated Formats page to include clarification on Drake-Chenault format XT-40 format voice overs featuring Billy Moore.  Also more information on the history of BPI International.  Both updates thanks to contributors.

(November 3, 2014)-Updated the Area CHR History page to include a newly discovered aircheck (contributed by Scott Baer) of WLRW(FM) from 1974! 

(November 9, 2014)-Updated the History of WDNL page and included four more air checks of WDNL including the disc jockeys Bob Taylor, Bill Lacombe and yours truly. 

(November 13, 2014)-Added another WDBR aircheck, from October 3, 1976 to the Area CHR History page....with yours truly as the disc jockey.  It was an early in my career effort at my ultimate radio station!

(November 15, 2014)- Updated the former Television Today to "Mid Illinois Television Today" the complete listing of local television across mid Illinois.  It includes a link to local TV listings from Yahoo TV.

Videos of the Week    

(above):  "McHale's Navy" is one of my guilty pleasures.  This 1960 buddy comedy military sitcom aired on ABC from 1962-1966 and starred Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine, Gary Vinson, Billy Sands, Edson Stroll, Gavin MacLeod, John Wright and Bob Hastings and produced at Universal Studios.  When visiting Universal in the mid 1960s I got to stand on the bridge of the PT 73 that was used in rear projection of the ocean scenes, and saw one of the PT boats used in the series.  Here is the complete pilot show as seen on ABC and locally on WTVP and WTVH in central Illinois on October 11, 1962.

(above): "Broadsides" was the "sister" series of  "McHale's Navy"  that ran on ABC during the 1964-65 season.  It was also produced by the creator of McHale's Navy, Edward J. Montagne.  This military comedy sit com starred Kathy Nolan, Edward Andrews, Dick Sargeant, Lois Roberts, Sheila James, Joan Staley, Jimmy Boyd and Arnold Stang.  You might not remember or have heard of this one, but I think you might like it.  This is a complete episode....

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