In October of 2013 I had the honor of receiving the Silver Circle Award from the Midwest Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in St. Louis. My sponsor was former WCIA Anchor/Reporter and University of Illinois journalism professor John Paul (pictured)
I received the Illinois Broadcasters Silver Dome Award for Medium Market Best TV Anchor for 2017.
In June of 2016 I had a chance to meet and talk with Dick Van Dyke when he visited Danville. After living in the Danville area since 1977, I finally met Danville's Favorite Son!
Dick Van Dyke
Some events/activities during 2018-2019
2019 Decatur Celebration
The 2019 Edition of
The 2019 Balloons Over Vermilion was the 4th successful event in this most recent series of Hot Air Balloon events in Danville, Illinois.
The weather was great, warm and sunny and the crowds far exceeded each of the previous years! Check out the Video Gallery for the 2019 Balloons Over Vermilion Video-COMING SOON!
(Click on any picture to bring a larger view and a description of each photo and date.)
Labor DAy Weekend Parades 2019
National Sweetcorn Festival Parade, Hoopeston, IL
Federation of Labor Parade, AFL-Cio, Danville, IL
It's kinda cool having your name in a headline! Thanks to Rich Warren who pens a column in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette on October 20, 2019, who noted some corrections I sent him concerning a recent column of his. Rich's column is a great service to the techies in the area with information about A/V issues and of course television.... Thanks Rich!
Read the column by clicking on the button above.
It's always fun to discuss TV history with these two broadcast veterans, Brain Barnhart (U of I Sports Play by Play Announcer) and Mike Haile (GM of WDWS/WHMS/WKIO and "Mike in the Morning" morning host on WHMS.
This was broadcast on November 19, 2019 on "Penny for Your Thoughts" on WDWS-Radio, Champaign, IL
The Night of Lights
FOX-Champaign participated in the 2019 Champaign "Night of Lights Parade" on Saturday, Nov 30th. Here the staff and family members walked the parade in downtown Champaign.