Remodeling work has begun at the studios of WEIC-AM 1270 Radio at 2560 West State on Illinois Route 316 on the northwest edge of Charleston.
New owners, the Miller Media Group's Kaskaskia Broadcasting, Inc., of Taylorville, closed on the purchase of the station last Friday, and immediately took it off the air, to prepare equipment and facilities for the station's new newstalk format premiering Wednesday, October 19th at 6am.
The large concrete step at the front entrance of the building, has been taken out, and will be replaced with a new concrete slab.
And, an extensive amount of landscape work is being done on the front of the property along Illinois Route 316, to make the station's new sign more visible.
Interior work to be done includes a complete remodeling of offices in the front of the building, including new carpet and walls in the reception and administrative offices as well as new paint.
Miller Media Group president Randal J. Miller said that the physical improvements will go along with the improvements in the on-air signal of WEIC. The station's signal will be cleaner and louder due to an investment in new broadcast equipment.
And, all of WEIC's local newstalk content will be streamed live and archived on the station's new web site that will be live on October 19th—EIdailynews.com.