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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.

Videos of the Week    

(above): Long before"Betwitched," "I Dream of Jeannie" and other TV series based on magic....there was "Topper."  Check this 1950s sitcom which was spinoff of a popular movie from the era.  "Topper" aired on CBS from 1953-55, then on ABC from 1955-56.  It moved to NBC as a summer replacement in 1956.  This particular 1954 episode aired on CBS and locally on WCIA.  Later it would air on WICS and WEEK and then on WDAN-TV, WTVP, WBLN and WTVH.

(above): George Gobel was a popular comedian and TV host from the 1950s and 60S.  Here is an example of his variety show from 1955. This comedy/variety show aired from 1965 to 1960.  Originally airing on NBC from 1954 to 1959,then on CBS from 1959-1960. He was best known for his sayings, "Well, I'll be a dirty bird!" and "You don't hardly get those no more." "The George Gobel Show" aired on WICS and WEEK and later on WCIA.

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