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The History of WICD, Champaign, IL
  Page 1
The WDAN-TV Years 1953-1959
  Page 2
The WCHU, WICD Years 1959-1966
  Page 3
WICD, Channel 15 Early Years, 1967-1978
  Page 4
WICD, The Plains TV Years, 1978-1994
  Page 5
An Era of Change for WICD, 1995-2004
  Page 6
The WICD ABC Years 2005-2015

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WICD, Channel 15, Champaign, Illinois


Page 3: The Plains Television/WICD-TV Years(1967-1978)

By the Summer of 1967, the "Tower of Power" of WICD would go on the air to broadcast at 1-million watts of effective radiated power.  The tower height made it the highest mad made structure in Illinois (at least for a while).  This was the second tower constructed at the site.  Find out what happened to the first tower below.



In 1966 construction begun on a new television transmitter and tower facility which would combine the transmitters of Channel 33 WCHU and Channel 24 WICD on channel 15.  The original allocation for channel 15 was moved from Bloomington, Illinois.  The original Channel 15, WBLN in Bloomington signed on in December of 1953, and struggled with local originated and ABC Network programming from their studio sight located in south east Bloomington near the intersection of U.S. 150 and bypass U.S. 66 now known as Veterans Parkway.   WBLN went dark several years after its initial sign-on, then eventually for the last time in 1958.  It was going to be another nine years before another station would be broadcasting on that frequency, but this time from Vermilion County, Illinois.

In January of 1967 WICD-TV on channel 15 was to go on the air, but an ice storm toppled the new tower built to support the new antenna.  This was during the James T. Kelly management period.  After rebuilding the 1300- foot tower, re-building the transmitter building and re-installing a transmitter the station finally got on the air in July of 1967.  The studios remained in the Inman Hotel until 1978, when the studios were moved to the sight of a former S&H Green Stamp store and slot car track at the Country Fair Shopping Center on Champaign's west side.

After the second of two broadcast towers were constructed in July of 1967, Channel 15 finally went on the air at nearly a million watts of power.  Finally, viewers in the Danville area were able to see NBC shows in color!  Also, viewers from Mattoon to Watseka, from Monticello to Crawfordsville were now able to see NBC programs in the clear.  The first goal of the future growth of WICD was complete.....but it would take about ten years before the next facility improvement would move WICD from downtown to Champaign's west side.   Finally, WICD was a full fledged TV station!  What follows shows what viewers would see on Channel 15.

Some of the local internal changes which occurred during the early Channel 15 years include the change in format of local news in 1974
in the naming of additional reporters and news staff.  It appears the decision was made to originate more local news programming from Champaign. Before that time much of the news broadcasts were simulcast with WICS. It's not known who the main anchor and/or news director was in 1974, but he was replaced by Ron Davis in 1977.  The intent on covering local news was increased when WICD opened a Vermilion County News Bureau in November of 1977.  By April of 1978, Joe Norris was named Station Manager. 

A programming controversy developed during his first few weeks as Station Manager, when the decision was made to replace "Saturday Night Live" with a Saturday night movie originating from WICS.  That decision prompted a local protest which will go down in local TV history!  Fans of the late night Saturday comedy show vented their anger at the station with letters, phone calls, even pickets.  About a month later, "Saturday Night Live" was back on WICD, while WICS continued with it's own local originated movie(in order to air more local commericals). 

Later in 1978, another addition to the WICD employee list was made when former long time WCIA personality, Ed Mason, joined the station as an Account Executive, and later Local Sales Manager in December of 1978.  For a time in the early 1970's through sometime in the mid 70's, WICD only broadcast a 5PM evening newscast, followed by the NBC network news.  Then, a change was made to shift the local news to 5:30, while the NBC network news ran at 5PM.  While at 6PM the station aired an episode of a syndicated sit-com, such as "Hazel," "The Brady Bunch" or "The Jeffersons."  In 1978, a move was made to shift the time of the evening local news to return to a head to head battle with WCIA. 

The year before, in July of 1977, an announcement was made that WICD would move it's studios to another Champaign location.  The site, at 250 South Country Fair Drive was a former location for S&H Green Stamps and a slot car track.  That's were we end this chapter, and move to the next chapter of the History of WICD.  In the meantime enjoy these memories....


WCHU channel 15 test pattern

Mystery test pattern with the call letters WCHU, but at channel 15.  Reasons?:  1. WCHU wasn't granted the call letters WICD in time for the initial broadcast.  2. WCHU were going to be the call letters originally 3. A staff graphic artist was just playing around 4. This was done for testing purposes, call letters were needed and since it was originating in C-U, they used WCHU.


WCHU channel 15 test pattern

Above is a reverse of an actual negative of a WICD test pattern from around 1967, after the approval of the call letters for the new Channel 15.  What you're seeing above is pretty much the actual size of the negative, which was located in 2008.




Pictures to the left show the initial tower from the fall and winter of 1966-67.  (Far Left) A tower section is being hauled to the top of the tower.  (left center) An engineer checks out a coaxial connection for the antenna.  (right center) A view from inside the tower, all 1338 feet of it.  (far right) The transmitter building with tower from the site.  It was in January of 1967 the tower and antenna would fall damaging the transmitter building and contents along with at least one vehicle.

(pictures from WICD-TV)



In January of 1967, WICD, Channel 15 was to sign on the air from it's new 1338 foot tower between Homer and Fithian, Illinois.  Unfortunately, an ice storm over- loaded the tower with several feet of ice, adding tons to it's overall weight.  It wasn't long that the extra weight, snapped guy wires causing the lower levels of the tower to buckle and fall over the transmitter building and what was probably some poor engineers vehicle parked under it.  It took over 7 months to clean up the damage, and replace the earlier tower with another one, along with more guy wire supports. The farmer who owns the adjacent land, still occasionally turns up some hunk of metal from the tower which fell almost 40 years ago!   The delay of the premiere of WICD, Channel 15 necessitated the continuation of the use of the WCHU, Channel 33,  WICD, Channel 24  and Channel 75 transmitters

(pictures from WICD-TV)























The "Certificate of Toppled Towers" was a joke certificate that read, "This certificate entitles you to be an exclusive member of the Toppled Tower Club.  This award is given only to those organizations which are unconditionally qualified."  It was signed by James T. Kelly, WCHU Station Manager, Charter Member.  Unfortunately, by 1978 WAND also qualified.  See History of WTVP/WAND.





Schedule of Programming on WICD-TV, Channel 15 (and WICS, Channel 20)  from the week of May 11-17, 1968
Saturday, May 11, 1968

8:00 am Super 6-cartoon
8:30 am Super President-cartoon
9:00 am The Flintstones-cartoon
9:30 am Young Sampson-cartoon
10:00 am Birdman-cartoon
10:30 am Atom Ant-cartoon
11:00 am Top Cat-cartoon
11:30 am Cool McCool-cartoon
12:00 pm Living Word-Religion
12:30 pm Education Today-WICS
1:00 pm Conversations of '68-WICS
1:30 pm Roller Derby-syn
3:00 pm Sandy Koufax Show-baseball
3:15 pm Baseball-Whitesox at Oakland
5:30 pm NBC News-Frank McGee
6:00 pm Ogilvie for Governor-political ad
6:30 pm The Saint
7:30 pm Get Smart
8:00 pm Satuday Night Movie-"Never on Sunday"
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Merv Griffin Show-syn 4
12:00 am Somthing Special-Frankie Avalon, syn 4




Sunday, May 12, 1968

8:30 am Herald of Truth-religion
9:00 am Faith for Today-religion
9:30 am Agriculture Today-farm news-syn
10:00 am Sunday Morning Movie-"Blues in the Night"
11:45 am Bowling-syn
12:00 pm To Be Announced
12:30 pm Baseball-Mets at Cubs, syn
2:30 pm Superman-adventure, syn
3:00 pm Golf-New Orleans Open
5:00 pm College Bowl
5:30 pm Flipper
6:00 pm Wild Kingdom
6:30 pm Wonderful World of Color
7:30 pm Mothers in Law
8:00 pm Bonanza
9:00 pm Let's Keep America Singing-Dennis Day syn 6
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports
10:30 pm TV Tate Lines-local sports with Loren Tate 7
11:00 pm Merv Griffin-syn

Weekdays, Monday-Friday, May 13-17, 1968

7:00 am Today Show
9:00 am Jack LaLanne-exercise, syn
9:30 am Concentration-game
10:00 am Personality-game
10:30 am Hollywood Game-game
11:00 am Jeopardy!-game
11:30 am Eye Guess-game
12:00 pm Girl Talk-Sheila Graham-syn
12:30 pm Let's Make a Deal-game
1:00 pm Days of Our Lives-serial
1:30 pm The Doctors-serial
2:00 pm Another World-serial
2:30 pm You Don't Say-game
3:00 pm Match Game-game
3:30 pm Mike Douglas Show-variety, syn
5:00 pm News-local
5:30 pm NBC News-Huntley-Brinkley Report
6:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news


Monday, May 13, 1968

6:30 pm The Monkees
7:00 pm Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
8:00 pm Danny Thomas Hour
9:00 pm I Spy
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Dobie Gillis-off network syn 5

Tuesday, May 14, 1968

6:30 pm I Dream of Jeannie
7:00 pm Big Cats, Little Cats-(special)
8:00 pm Tuesday Night at the Movies-"Incident at Phantom Hill"
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Dobie Gillis-off network syn 5

Wednesday, May 15, 1968

6:30 pm The Virginian
8:00 pm Kraft Music Hall
9:00 pm Merv Griffin-variety syn 3
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Dobie Gillis-off network syn 5

Thursday, May 16, 1968

6:30 pm Special-"Man Beast and the Land"
7:30 pm Ironsides
8:30 pm Dragnet
9:00 pm Dean Martin Show
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Dobie Gillis-off network syn 5

Friday, May 17, 1968

6:30 pm Tarzan
7:30 pm Star Trek
8:30 pm Hollywood Squares
9:00 pm Special-"Discover America with Bill Dana"
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Dobie Gillis-off network syn 5

Network programs are indicated in bold and underlined
local programming originating from the WICD-TV and/or the WICS studios are in italics
syn-syndicated programming
3-WICS/WICD replaced network programming, "Run for Your Life" with Merv Griffin Show
4-syndicated first run
5-syndicated off network local origination
6-preemption of network show "High Chaparral" for this musical special
7-"Tate Lines" ran exclusively on WICD with Merv Griffin on WICS.  Its unknown whether WICD joined Merv Griffin in progress after "Tate Lines" or if Channel 15 had their own video copy of the show and started from the beginning.

(TV listings from the Bloomington Pantagraph)




(far upper left): This is the cover of a direct mail piece which was mailed to viewers in the Champaign and Danville area with information about the "new" station at Channel 15.  It also contained ads, coupons and descriptions of all of the NBC shows of 1967 and information about local personalities.
(close upper left): Here is a listing of the Weekday schedule of WICD which includes the terrific NBC lineup at the time.  It's never been better!
(close middle): Dale Coleman was the News Director/Anchor of WICS in Springfield and was seen on both WICD and WICS  in 1967.
(close upper right): Here's the anchor/reporter lineup at WICD in 1967.  It was led by WICD News Director  Wayne Weber and reporter Nancy Martin.  This feature also included the Public Affairs Reporter Raphalini Brightbill.
(left): Keith Page was several years as a weather caster for WICD by 1967 and brought viewers the "Window on the Weather" an early version of the Tower Cam, from the window at the studio several stories above the street at the Inman Hotel.  Tom Trent was the Sports Director who covered the late 1960's Fighting Illini.




Popular NBC Shows Airing on WICD from 1967-1978
"Julia" "Bonanza" "The Virginia"
"Concentration" "T.H.E. Cat"
"Star Trek"
"Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"
"Ironside"
"Sale of the Century" "Hollywood Squares"
"Get Smart" "Eye Guess" "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." "Hec Ramsey" "The High Chaparral"
"I Spy" "The Jimmy Stewart Show" "Jack Benny Show" "Lucas Tanner" "The Magician"
"Dragnet 1969" "Daniel Boone" "The Dean Martin Show" "Jeopardy!"
"I Dream of Jeannie"
"The Bill Cosby Show" "Let's Make a Deal"
"Days of Our Lives"
"The Flip WilsonShow"
"Captain Nice"

"The Debbie Reynolds Show" "The Deputy Dawg Show" "Dinah's Place" "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color"
"Another World"
"Adam-12"
"The Men from Shiloh"
"The Match Game"
"The Andy Williams Show"
"Atom Ant."
"The Banana Splits" "Sanford and Son"
"Saturday and Tuesday Night at the Movies"
"The Bold Ones"
"Bracken's World"
"NBC Sunday Mystery Movie"
"NBC Sports-Baseball Game of the Week"
"Run Joe Run"
"Banacek"
"Banyon"
"Jigsaw John"
"Chico and the Man"
"The Rockford Files"
"Camp Runamuck"
"The Gong Show" "How to Survive a Marriage" "Grady" "Inch High Private Eye" "Josie and the Pussy Cats"
"Little House on the Prairie"
"Police Woman"
"The Chase"
"Emergency!"
"Doctor Dolittle"
"The Bobby Darin Show"
"Big John-Little John"
"CHiPs"
"Columbo"
"Ellery Queen"
"C.P.O. Sharkey"
"The Bionic Woman"
"Black Sheep Squadron"
"Bob Hope Show"
"Hawk"
"Monster Squad"
"Land of the Lost"
"The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams""
"Mulligan's Stew"
"Password Plus"




(above picture 1-3): NBC News brought the "The Huntley Brinkley Report" with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley every weekday. 
(right): Frank McGee is pictured with Apollo coverage during the late 1960s.







A series of ads from TV Guides of the period. 

(above left) "The Action Men" a rather sexist ad with the names of the anchors---Bob Miller(News), Loren Tate(Sports) and Keith Page(Weather)

 (above center) Anchors a little later included Roger Allen(News), Loren Tate(Sports) and Keith Page(Weather). 

(above right): The last one is with Harv Schmidt, a head coach of the Fighting Illini, and his program which aired on Sunday's at 11:30am.

(left): Dale Coleman(top), Nick Alexander (right) and Kyle Hill (lower left)

(right): from top to bottom:  Dale Coleman, Kyle Hill, Wayne Cox, Nick Alexander and Tom Trent


Select Popular Syndicated Programs Airing on WCHU and WICD from 1967-1978
"Bullwinkle and Rocky"
"The Brady Bunch"
"Batman"
"Happy Days"

"Andy Griffith Show"
"The Adventures of Superman"
"Sunday Morning Movies"
"Sunday Cinema"
"To Tell The Truth" "Gilligan's Island" "Bewitched"












The NBC Saturday Morning Preview
presented in 1974


A sample of NBC-TV commercial breaks from December 29, 1974

I don't get the opportunity to include many samples of sports programming due to the many restrictions of posting professional sports, but this one showed up on You Tube, so while its available, here is the 1975 MLB All Star Game in its entirity











Among the specials offered by NBC during the era were the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.  This one is from February 27, 1975 and features Jackie Gleason.



All of the networks would annually prepare a Fall Preview Show for the public from a similar presentation prepared for advertisers and the network affiliates. This is from the 1975-76 season.

An example of the "new" but troublesome NBC logo from 1975-76. 

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Schedule of Programming on WICD-TV, Channel 15 (and WICS, Channel 20)  from the week of Nov 8-14, 1975
Saturday, November 8, 1975

7:00 am Emergency Plus 4
7:30 am Josie and the Pussycats
8:00 am Waldo Kitty
8:30 am Pink Panther
9:00 am Land of the Lost
9:30 am Run, Joe Run
10:00 am Planet of the Apes
10:30 am Westwind
11:00 am Jetsons
11:30 am Go USA
12:00 pm Mulligan Stew
12:30 pm Profile-WICD
                Pulse-WICS
1:00 pm Movie- "PT 109"
4:00 pm Mission Impossible-syn 5
5:00 pm Hollywood Squares-syn 4
5:30 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
6:00 pm Hee Haw-syn 4
7:00 pm Emergency
8:00 pm Movie- "The Sugarland Express"
10:15 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:45 pm Movie-"Bandolero!" 3

Sunday, November 9, 1975

7:00 am Vegetable Soup-unknown
7:30 am Consultation-religion
8:00 am Good News-WICD
              Plulse-WICS
9:00 am Faith for Today-religion
9:30 am Mission Impossible-syn 5
10:30 am Meet the Press
11:30 am Grandstand
12:00 pm no listing
3:00 pm Pro-Football-Bengals Vs. Broncos
6:00 pm Wonderful World of Disney
8:00 pm McMillin and Wife
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Movie "Marriage of a Young Stockbroker"
12:30 am Profile-WICD
                Pulse-WICS
1:00 am Your Senators Report


Weekdays, Monday-Friday, November 10-14, 1975

6:30 am Various Public Affairs
7:00 am Today Show
9:00 am Celebrity Sweepstakes-game
9:30 am Wheel of Fortune-game
10:00 am High Rollers-game
10:30 am Hollywood Squares-game
11:00 am Magnificent Marble Machine-game
11:30 am Dinah's Place-variety
12:30 pm Days of Our Lives-serial
1:30 pm The Doctors-serial
2:00 pm Another World-serial
3:00 pm Somerset-serial
3:30 pm Partridge Family-syn 5
4:00 pm Gilligan's Island-syn 5
4:30 pm Beverly Hillbillies-syn 5
5:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local WICD
              Bewitched-syn 5, WICS
5:30 pm NBC News
6:00 pm Bewitched-syn 5, WICD
              News, Weather, Sports-local WICS
6:30 pm To Tell the Truth-syn 5
 
Monday, November 10, 1975

7:00 pm Drama Special-"Eric"
9:00 pm Dean Martin Special
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Tomorrow Show
1:00 am Today's Woman
1:05 am News-local

Tuesday, November 11, 1975

7:00 pm Movin' On
8:00 pm Police Woman
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Tomorrow Show
1:00 am Today's Woman
1:05 am News-local

Wednesday, November 12, 1975

7:00 pm Little House on the Prairie
8:00 pm Doctor's Hospital
9:00 pm Petrocelli
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Tomorrow Show
1:00 am Today's Woman
1:05 am News-local

Thursday, November 13, 1975

7:00 pm Mac Davis Special
8:00 pm Movie-"The Thomas Crown Affair"
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Tomorrow Show
1:00 am Today's Woman
1:05 am News-local

Friday, November 14, 1975

7:00 pm Sanford and Son
7:30 pm Chico and the Man
8:00 pm Rockford Files
9:00 pm Police Story
10:00 pm News, Weather, Sports-local news
10:30 pm Tonight Show
12:00 am Movie-"Loving"  6
1:55 am Today's Woman
2:00 am News-local

Network programs are indicated in bold and underlined
local programming originating from the WICD-TV and/or the WICS studios are in italics
syn-syndicated programming
3-WICS/WICD replaced network programming, "Saturday Night Live" with a Movie
4-syndicated first run
5-syndicated off network local origination
6-preemption of network show "Midnight Special" with late movie


(TV listings from the Bloomington Pantagraph)



The Saturday Night Live Story as it Pertains to WICD/WICS

It was originally called "NBC's Saturday Night Live" and premiered on October 11, 1975.  The situation with WICS/WICD was rather unique when it came to Saturday Night Live.  It seems that Saturday Night Live replaced a time period in which local stations programmed it to air movies and other syndicated programming.  In the case of WICS/WICD, it was a late movie.  It was felt by the management of the time that WICS would be better served by keeping the the late movie and airing the local commercials.  It was simply more profitable, since airing the NBC show would limit the time available for local commercials.  It was also known that the show would probably rile some advertisers which would make it difficult sell to local ad buyers.  WICD being in a more liberal university community decided to air the 1970's version of SNL.  A few years into the split schedule between the two stations, it was decided by WICS that WICD should drop "Saturday Night Live" and air the WICS late movie.  It appears to have been a decision of new WICD Station Manager Joe Norris.  That was in April of 1978.  Local SNL fans objected in a big way.....in fact the backlash was huge!  Local pickets, letters, boycots and threats were made.....and the decision was reversed in a matter of a couple of weeks.  By early May of 1978 "Saturday Night Live" returned to WICD, while WICS continued it's airing of their own "Saturday Night Movie" at least for awhile.  It's unknown when WICS finally signed on with Saturday Night Live, but it was AFTER 1979.


Pictued above lower row far right is a graphic from the show along with Chevy Chase who was only there during the 1975-76 season, but he's probably one of the best known alumnus of the show.  Just to the lower left  is John Belushi who was with the show from 1975 to 1979, Gilda Radner pictured in the lower row, second from the left,  who was there from 1975-1980.  She's pictured in the far right picture with Jane Curtain who was there during the same period.  Others who have spent time there included Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Bill Murray, Albert Brooks, Don Novello, Paul Shaffer, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Gilbert Gottfried, Joe Piscopo, Charles Rocket, Eddie Murphy, Robin Duke, Tim Kazurinsky and Denny Dillon.  All of these stars were there before 1982.



Inside the WICD studios at the Inman Hotel.  Not exactly a luxury suite.  In fact, it was downright seedy...and small.   There are stories about the employees running into the "working ladies" in the hallways in the evenings.  The offices were in converted hotel rooms with plain colored plastered walls with multi layers of paint, old painted and rusted radiators and rippled, broken old tile floors or stained and worn old carpet.

The very small studio of WICD on the second floor of the Inman Hotel.  Here it appears to see Keith Page at the national map. 
I'm sure it looked a lot bigger on the air.

The WICD 15 newsdesk with Keith Page and Loren Tate(sports), and an unidentified floor director. 


Sports Director Loren Tate

The big move was on....the Inman was no longer capable of housing WICD-TV, and the station was seeking another location.  This time, on the west side of Champaign to increase the chances of receiving a better signal from WICS and avoiding the interference of being downtown.  The small cramped studios had to be replaced.  These two scenes are from a promo staged to show the anchors picking up the set and moving to the new studios at 250 South Country Fair Drive in Champaign. 
Keith Page(center with light colored jacket) and Ron Davis(far right) are shown with Ken Lotka(with the beard) and Jim Palma




The un-named sports anchor is pictured with Keith Page (center) and Ron Davis (news anchor-far right).


Who are these former WICD-TV personalities?

Unknown name
Grear Kimmel
John Halladay
Danice Kern
Larry Stirewalt
Susan Boller
Diana Morgan
Joe Harvat
Ron Clark
Becky McRae

Like many TV stations in which ownership has changed many times since it's initial broadcasts, WCHU and WICD has virtually no video record of any local newscasts, other than news file footage.  Much of the news file footage is on film and very few TV stations even have the ability to view or televise 16mm film.  No recordings exist of actual newscasts, records of news anchors(other than what was in the form of a press release to the local newspapers), no pictures from the 1950's-60's exist, and only a couple from the 1970's.  The only images which exist are in the memories of those who either participated or watched.  If you have any photos, film, video tape or any other items which would be associated with WDAN-TV, WCHU or WICD please contact me.  I will photograph, scan or dub any material to be returned to you.  You will be given credit.

 E-mail me at: dougquick@dougquick.com

Thanks to Reed Pence and Jim Farrar(former WICD employee-engineer) for the identities of these former WICD reporters/anchors.  J Tolson told of his days at WICD from 1969 to 1971 and corrected the spelling of Mr. Kimmel.  There's just one left.....top left.....anyone know who he is???   e-mail: dougquick @ dougquick  .com




thanks to Bob Lee for the network screen grabs
WICD-TV
TV Guide®
Ruthie Harper
Dave Boyer
Jim Wnek
Jim Farrar
J Tolson

Page 4 is next...


The History of WICD, Champaign, IL
  Page 1
The WDAN-TV Years 1953-1959
  Page 2
The WCHU, WICD Years 1959-1966
  Page 3
WICD, Channel 15 Early Years, 1967-1978
  Page 4
WICD, The Plains TV Years, 1978-1994
  Page 5
An Era of Change for WICD, 1995-2004
  Page 6
The WICD ABC Years 2005-2015

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