The National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America has
notified long time central Illinois broadcaster Doug Quick that he has
been accepted into the Mid-America Emmys(R) "Silver Circle" for his
years of dedication and service to central Illinois television.
The "Silver Circle" honors individuals who have made a significant
contribution to broadcasting in their community and most notably for
his passion to preserve broadcast history.
Doug will be
presented with the award during the 37th Emmy (R) Awards on October 5th
in St. Louis.
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.
The site has been going through an expansion and is currently under
construction. Some links may not work correctly until the
expansion is completed. Please excuse the minor
dougquick at dougquick.com
Videos of the Week
Remember "Truth or Consequences?" It was a syndicated game
show as well as a daytime game show on CBS and NBC from
the 1950's through the 1970's. This clip is from 1966 and
color kinescope(rare-usually in b/w). It's assumed this was
from the night time
syndicated version which was also seen on WICS, WCHU and WICD
in 1966. Check out Bob Barker....at his best!
"The Match Game" starring Gene Rayburn aired on NBC
beginning in 1962....and was much different than the 1970's version
we see today in reruns. Check out this version from the early
1960's as seen on NBC and local stations WICS, WCHU, WICD
and in Peoria on WEEK-TV.
from an outside source and may be discontinued at any
I found a rare short aircheck from a
which was programming the Drake-Chenault
format XT-40. I recorded it from a station which
I DX'ed in 1977. I especially liked the call letters....
as it had a familiar ring to it.... WKDQ-FM from
Hendersonville, Kentucky. Check it out....
4, 2013)-WICD's HI-DEF signal is added to the DISH
Network of local stations. WICD is now
available to DISH local TV channel subscribers from
Quincy to Danville across mid Illinois.
See more at Television
on the history of central Illinois television.
So far, I
have found many revisions which will
have to be made
to the narrative included within this website.
will be making those revisions soon..... Check back
It is my goal to
have a complete, accurate
representation of how the local TV stations in the central
Illinois market, including Peoria and even St. Louis evolved to
what they are today.
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