During Agriculture Day ceremonies on the Director of Agriculture Lawn at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Tuesday, Miller Media Group president Randal J. Miller was presented with the "Service to Illinois Agriculture" award by Farm Credit Services of Illinois.
Farm Credit's marketing director Mike Loyd presented the award to Miller.
This year marks Miller's 25th consecutive year of providing local results in State Fair judging, to a network of 24 radio stations across Illinois that he founded in 1986 called the Hometown Illinois Radio Network. That network also provides radio stations across the state, reports from the Commodity Classic, the Farm Progress Show, and the Illinois Farm Bureau annual meeting each year.
Miller also owns and operates 8 radio stations across central and northwest Illinois that serve Taylorville, Pana, Shelbyville, Kewanee, Galva, Geneseo, the Quad Cities, and Clinton.
All 8 of his stations feature some type of agriculture programming, and one station in each of his 3 clusters, features 4 to 6 hours a day of agriculture programming.
Miller credits his radio group's success, to connecting with local farm listeners across the state.
Miller is a graduate of the radio-TV program at Lake Land College in Mattoon, and has served Illinois radio listeners either on the air or off, for some 38 years.