WEEK Peoria Expands Local Newscasts

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria, Ill., is expanding its local newscasts. It will offer an additional three-and-a-half hours of local news in new time periods each weekday, and two […]


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Leon Hendricks Promoted To Lead WEEK News

Quincy Media moves him up from assistant ND to lead operations at its NBC-ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill.

WEEK GM Mark DeSantis To Retire

He’s leaving Feb. 1 after 23 years at Quincy’s ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., and 40 years in broadcasting.

Gavin Maliska To Lead WEEK News

The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Quincy Media’s NBC-ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., beginning in December.

Anchor Amber Krycka Joins WEEK News

Quincy Media- owned NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria, Ill. (DMA 120) has hired Amber Krycka to anchor 25 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. weekdays starting Sept. 14. She will […]

WEEK Meteorologist Collins Signs Contract Extension

Chuck Collins, Chief Meteorologist for the past 10 years at Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria-Bloomington, Ill. (DMA 120), has signed a contract extension to keep him on 25 News […]

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Quincy Buying ABC, CW Affiliations In Peoria

Quincy Media, owner of NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria-Bloomington, Ill., has purchased the market’s ABC and CW affiliations from the Sinclair Broadcast Group which carried them on WHOI. WEEK had already been providing news and other services to WHOI. WEEK GM Mark DeSantis says: “You’ll still find separate news on both channels.” The deal comes on the heels of another on Tuesday in which Quincy sold its Fox affiliation for WSJV South Bend, Ind., to Sinclair, which will air the network on a subchannel of its CBS affil WSBT.


WEEK Adds Tyler Lopez As Evening Co-Anchor

Granite Broadcasting-owned NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria, Ill. (DMA 117), has named Tyler Lopez co-anchor for its  6 and 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts Aug. 3. Lopez will team up with current […]


Mediacom, Granite Reach Retrans Agreement

Mediacom Communications announced Thursday that it reached a carriage agreement with Granite Broadcasting Corp. covering KBJR Duluth, Minn.; WISE Fort Wayne, Ind.; and WEEK Peoria, Ill. The Granite stations, which went dark on Mediacom systems on June 1, will be immediately reinstated on the Mediacom channel lineup in the markets where Granite operates the primary network affiliate. “We thank our customers for their patience and continued loyalty as we worked to reach a new contract with Granite Broadcasting,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s SVP of field operations.


Granite Stations Pulled In 3 Mediacom Markets

KBJR (NBC-MNT) Duluth, Minn.; WISE (NBC-MNT) Fort Wayne, Ind.; and WEEK (NBC) Peoria, Ill., go dark on Mediacom systems after a retrans contract expired with no new deal in place.


WEEK Anchor Tom McIntyre Retiring After 42 Years


WEEK Sued Over Arrests Of Three For Looting


Ashley McNamee Leaving WEEK Peoria

Quincy Buying Stations From Granite, Malara

It’s purchasing WEEK Peoria-Bloomington, Ill.; WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind.; KBJR and its satellite, KRII, Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.; and WBNG Binghamton, N.Y. In addition, Quincy will provide operating services to WHOI and WAOE Peoria-Bloomington, Ill., as well as to stations to be acquired by SagamoreHill Broadcasting: WISE Fort Wayne, Ind., and KDLH Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.  


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Tornado Forces WEEK Peoria Off The Air

The Peoria, Ill., NBC affiliate’s meteorologists were live when they were forced to take cover as a tornado touched down in East Peoria on Sunday.


WEEK Meteorologist Lee Ranson Retiring


WEEK Anchor Mike Dimmick Leaves After 29 Years

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WEEK, WHOI Workers Reject Contract Offer

Members of the Peoria, Ill., local chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists at WEEK and WHOI on Friday rejected what the stations’ owner Granite Broadcasting called its “last, best and final offer.”

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Outsourcing Worries Peoria TV Employees

Employees at WEEK and WHOI say they are prepared to strike over negotiations with the stations’ owner, Granite Broadcasting Corp. Employees say Granite’s push to be able to “hire out” its news coverage of the Peoria area could mean that the city will eventually be covered from Fort Wayne, Ind.