Doug is a longtime
central Illinois broadcaster. He's worked in
the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana
markets for 35 years.
currently Co-Anchor and Chief Weather Anchor at WICD-TV, in
Champaign and Weather Anchor at WCCU-TV in Urbana.
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.
Check out my "Christmas Top 13."
This is the list of my 13 favorite Christmas movies....including for
the first time ever a new entry....a surprisingly terrific addition
which immediately went to NUMBER ONE! See the list on my bio page
The websites of the Central
Illinois heritage TV stations have now all been updated to cover the
era from 1953-1963. As always, though, information will be
new information is found. The rest of the pages will updated soon.
Click on each stations graphics to
go directly to the early history of each.
update includes the HISTORY
OF WCIA-Part 3 which covers the years of
1970-1989. See the latest additions and videos taken from
that era of WCIA and CBS.
local heritage TV stations were only 3 years old.... and both WICS and
WCIA would broadcast "The Lucky Strike Hit Parade." WICS would
show it live from NBC, while WCIA would air a kinescope, just like the
one shown above here, the next week. This Christmas installment
was originally broadcast on NBC, December 24, 1955.
(Above): Twelve years after the broadcast of "The
Lucky Strike Hit Parade", NBC would air a different kind of music
program. The "Monkees" would air originally on NBC, Monday nights
from 6:30 to 7pm. This particular episode was from the day after
Christmas, December 26, 1967. (Videos
from an outside source and may be discontinued at any
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