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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.






Be watching here in the coming days for information on how you can pre-order a copy of Doug Quick's book

"Pictures on the Prairie:
The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television.




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. 


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

The early years of  all of the stations covered in this website are featured in my book "Pictures on the Prairie: The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television."

The text that was previously included in this website telling the stories of the first 10 years of the stations will no longer be available through this site.  There will be, though, a picture gallery page for each station which will be added as soon as possible covering the first ten years.

Pictures which are featured in my book will not be on the website, but there are many more which are not in my book, which will be added to the gallery pages.

Pages 2-completion are still available for each station, execpt those for the St. Louis and Peoria Stations.



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
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  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. 


Happy Holidays everyone.  Just in time for the season, I present a series of Holiday Classic TV Videos each week leading up to Christmas.  Enjoy!

(above): Just after the Holidays in 1967, the Bob Hope Show Christmas Special followed his group entertaining troups from Viet Nam to Guam and other Pacific locations. This was broadcast on January 18, 1967 and seen throughout mid-Illinois on WICS, WICD, WEEK-TV, WGEM-TV, KSD-TV and WTWO.

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(above):One again we return to the late 60s for our weekly Christmas special.  Once again with Bob Hope, this time from Decmeber 19, 1968. This would have been seen on WICS, WICD, WEEK-TV, WGEM-TV, KSD-TV and WTWO throughout Mid-Illinois.

(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.






















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