The Miller Media Group’s Kaskaskia Broadcasting, Incorporated, today closed on its purchase of WEIC (AM) 1270 Radio in Charleston, from Eastern Illinois Christian Broadcasting, Incorporated.
The new owners immediately took the station off the air, in order to ready the facilities for their new newstalk format that will debut at 6am on Wednesday, October 19.
The new newstalk format will feature a live and local morning show featuring expanded local newscasts, 2 local interview shows, and a daily Swap Shop. Hourly local news updates will air 24/7 at 30 minutes past each hour, along with a customized local weather forecast twice an hour from the Metro Weather Network.
The new WEIC will also feature nearly 6 hours a day of agriculture programming, including programming from the RFD Radio Network, AgriTalk Radio Network, and WILL-AM 580.
The new WEIC will feature 6-minute hourly newscasts from the CBS Radio Network, along with syndicated talk from the Westwood One Radio Network featuring Dennis Miller weekdays 3-6pm, Phil Valentine weekdays 6-9pm, and Jim Bohannon weekdays 9pm to 6am.
Saturday’s programming line-up on the new WEIC will feature a Saturday Farm Show from 8am to 9:30am, and the Saturday Request Show featuring your favorite oldies from 9:35am to 1pm.
Sunday’s programming line-up on the new WEIC will feature the long-running Gospel Sing Time with Brad Lee from 7 to 11am.
Also, effective October 19, WEIC programming will be heard 24/7 on a new FM repeater covering Coles County and surrounding area at 107.5 FM. WEIC local programming will also be streamed on-line on its new web site, EIdailynews.com, which also premieres on October 19.
The Miller Media Group owns and operates 9 other radio stations in central and northwest Illinois, serving Taylorville, Pana, Shelbyville, Kewanee, Geneseo, the Quad Cities, and Clinton. Corporate headquarters are in Taylorville.