Friday, April 20, 2007

Thanks To HOI

Thanks to Jim and Donnie for covering the inaugural Pekin Girls Soccer Lady Dragon Invitational. We won our second game in as many days... an 8-0 victory over Woodruff.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Dueling Pianos To Help Kids With Cancer

For those of you who don't know, WEEK's Josh Simon does a lot of work with Camp Rainbow, a camp for kids who are living with cancer.

He's helping organize an event, this Saturday April 14th... a dueling pianos show Neumiller Lecture Center which is in Bradley Hall. It won't be in a bar setting so no alcohol (the show will be PG-13). Tickets are $10 for asults and $ 6 for students. There are also $25 VIP seats which include prefered seating and a dessert recption after the show at Hillel. You can purchase tickets at the door.

All the money raised goes to Camp Rainbow. Please come out and help some really great kids.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

February Peoria TV Ratings

I've been a little behind on TV stuff... here's how the February book broke down in Market 116 in terms of overall numbers.

WEEK 8 rating/36 share
WMBD 1/3
WHOI 2/11

WEEK 13/33
WMBD 6/14
WHOI 2/6

WEEK 14/29
WMBD 8/17
WHOI 3/5

WEEK 13/28
WMBD 10/23
WHOI 3/8

Some thoughts... WEEK continues to dominate overall. WHOI is number two in the mornings, but a distant third everywhere else. WMBD is up two points at 10:00 from the November book.

2006 Illinois Associated Press Awards

Here's a list of the 2006 Illinois Associated Press Awards... congrats to Market 116 winners (in bold).


BEST REPORTER: WAND-TV, Decatur, Scot England.

BEST NEWSCAST: WICS-TV, Springfield, "ABC NewsChannel 20 - 6 p.m. News," Rebecca Clark, Amy O'Conner, David Christopher and Gary Darigol.

2nd Place: WEEK-TV, Peoria, "June 29, 2006 - News 25 Nightside," Chris Coplan, Tom McIntyre, Mike Dimmick, Lee Ranson, Lee Hall and News 25 Team.

OUTSTANDING NEWS OPERATION: WICS-TV, Springfield. David Christopher, Gary Darigol, Rebecca Clark and Amy O'Conner.

2nd Place: WEEK-TV, Peoria. "News 25 in 2006," News 25.

BEST NEWSWRITER: KWQC-TV, Davenport, Iowa, Gary Metivier.

BEST INVESTIGATIVE SERIES: WICS-TV, Springfield, "Purse Bacteria," Julie Staley.

2nd Place (tie): WEEK-TV, Peoria, "Sergeant Pelo," Eric Shangraw and Larry
WICD-TV, Champaign, "Rawhide," Jennifer Copeland and Jack Larson.

BEST SPOT NEWS: WSIL-TV, Harrisburg, "House Fire," Clint Misselhorn and Drew Hansen.

BEST SPORTS: WSIL-TV, Harrisburg, "Cheerleading Changes," Rickey Thein and Drew Hansen.

2nd Place: WSIL-TV, Harrisburg, "Harness Racing Training," Drew Hansen.

BEST SERIES/DOCUMENTARY: KWQC-TV, Davenport, Iowa, "Meth Moms," Gary Metivier and Drew Jones.

2nd Place: WHOI-TV, Peoria, "Behind the Wheel," Jolie Alois, Jessica Wheeler, Brent Hortsmann, James Kerr and Louis Linder.

BEST LIGHT FEATURE: WAND-TV, Decatur, "Pumpkin Chuckin'," Scot England and Erik Darelius.

2nd Place: WICD-TV, Champaign, "Witch's Séance," Natalie Bomke.

BEST HARD NEWS FEATURE: WHOI-TV, Peoria, "Officer Storm Funeral," Laura Michels and Brent Hortsmann.

2nd Place: WHOI-TV, Peoria, "It's Not A Tumor," Jen Christensen and Jon Reidy.

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY: WSIL-TV, Harrisburg, "Harness Racing Training." Drew Hansen.

2nd Place: WSIL-TV, Harrisburg, "Cheerleading Changes," Drew Hansen.