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time which no longer exists. A
Tribute to my Hometown
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Doug at the "green wall" at WCCU for FOX-Champaign News at Nine
(photo by Angelica Sanchez)
Doug has been a central Illinois radio and television broadcaster for
41 years. He's
the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana
markets throughout his entire 41 years.
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.
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.
(May 11, 2015) Changed the status of WICD to show WICS image as
all references to WICD have been eliminated on the former signal of
WICD, Channel 15. It has become a full translator of WICS.
(May 29, 2015) Finished writing my book....now, organizing pictures and
writing captions. Hope to be presenting to a publisher
soon! Plus, I'll be updating this website with loads of new
(June 10, 2015) Completed Peoria Television History Page with new
material, pictures, videos and more! Relive the television past
of Peoria by clicking on Peoria Television History!
(June 20, 2015) Made additional "tweeks" and corrections/additions to
the Peoria TV
(October 1, 2015) Made corrections to the Mid Illinois Television page
along with adding the instructions for receiving over-the-air
broadcasts on the Dish® Hopper® satellite receiver.
(October 21, 2015) Sinclair Broadcast Group and MGM announces
that its new television service for secondary digital broadcast
channels called "Comet-TV" will be added to the lineups of WICS and
WICD and will be seen throughout mid Illinois. "Comet-TV" will
include various sci-fi movies and TV shows from the MGM collection
including "The Outer Limits" and others. For details go to Mid Illinois TV Today
17, 2015) Tribune Broadcasting's Antenna TV announces the addition of
stations broadcasting its nostalgia TV network. Among those being
added to the list of affiliates are local stations WRSP and WCCU.
According to the Antenna TV website, the network will be added to both
WRSP and WCCU subchannels on January 1, 2016. It's assumed Antenna TV
will be at 27.3 and 55.3 in addition to the already established Me-TV
I was in junior high school in Taylorville, Illinois...where were you
in 1968? Thanks to my social studies teacher, Miss Broverman I
became politically aware that year. Let's take a look back....
(above): Here's another view of 1968. A documetary of 1968 hosted
by Tom Brokaw....as broadcast on the History Channel.
from an outside source and may be discontinued at any
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