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  Doug Quick Biography
  Early Days of Television   WTIM-WEEE-Taylorville, IL
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  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
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Doug Quick Professional Biography

Doug has been a central Illinois radio and television broadcaster for 43 years.  He's worked in the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana markets throughout his entire career.

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.

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 Association.

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 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

  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 broadcast.


(above):This 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 may be
discontinued at any time)



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Recent Updates:

(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®.  Plus, it 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 Illinois Television Today.

(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 11, 2017) Updated Mid Illinois TV Today to include the Peoria Television Stations. 

(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 the 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 Television Today.

(October 8, 2017) Added information on new subchannel "Stadium" located at Channel 23.3, on the WBUI broadcast channel.

updated 10/17/2017
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