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10/31/2014 - Halloween 2014 At WSMI

Beth Niehaus, John Michael Marty, & Barbara Valentine dressed for Halloween 2014.  Read more...

05/31/2013 - Brian Talley Has A Birthday

Pictured Brian Talley. Brian Talley, our general manager, recently celebrated a birthday. As you might guess this isn't a recent picture.  Read more...

09/13/2012 - Brian Behind The Wheel

We found this picture of our GM, Brian Talley, behind the wheel of his grandfather's (Ralph Chandler) John Deere for the first time. The picture was taken at the Chandler Farm in Fidelity township.  Read more...

03/15/2011 - WSMI Newsroom Remodel Is Underway

WSMI's plans to update our two control rooms and our newsroom this year have begun with the WSMI Newsroom. The picture shows the start of the Newsroom Remodeling. The newsroom is being updated with new wall treatment, cedar wainscot and blue Aurlex Studiofoam Wedges acoustical foam for sound absorbtion.  Read more...

12/29/2010 - Rita's New Editing Station

Our new editing station was added for our Ag Director, Rita Frazer. We will be remodeling our control rooms and newsroom during 2011. The new editing cart will allow Rita the ability to record and edit telephone interviews in her office during the remodel.  Read more...

  

  

10/16/2010 - Scott Enjoys Our Remodeled Production Room

Scott working in our remodeled production room.  Read more...

  

07/17/2009 - Beth Niehaus & Randy Prange Kidding Around

WSMI‘s Randy Prange & Beth Niehaus switch shoes after Beth says her feet hurt.  Read more...

  

  


02/09/2008 - A Little Too Close

On Friday February 8th, 2008 a plane crashed near Honey Bend close to WSMI-FM‘s tower. This picture was taken from behind the tower‘s east anchor in a south westerly direction.  Read more...


02/02/2008 - Tobin Ott At Your Service

WSMI‘s news anchor Tobin Ott was one of may local people who donated their time to benefit Hillsboro Area Hospital at the Valentine...  Read more...

  

  


01/21/2008 - Cardinal Caravan 2008

Cardinals Caravan 2008 Pictured left to right: Fox Sport Midwest‘s Dan McLaughlin, Scott Cooper, Aaron Miles, Joe Mather, Brian Barden, WSMI‘s Sports Director Terry Todt, & Kerry Robinson.  Read more...


01/07/2008 - Announcer‘s Birthday?

Friends and family of this WSMI announcer published this picture in the local paper on his 30th birthday.  Read more...

  


07/31/2007 - Coal Country Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park

Coal Country Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park under the pavilion in Benld.  Read more...


07/20/2007 - Litchfield‘s Party In The Park

WSMI‘s Tobin Ott prepares to broadcast live from the 2007 Litchfield Party In The...  Read more...

  

  

  


05/31/2007 - WSMI‘s Scott Merriman and Steve Davis after the show in Studio A

Steve Davis (on the right ) and WSMI‘s Scott Merriman (on the left) pose for the camera after the...  Read more...

  

  


05/31/2007 - Steve Davis and WSMI‘s Scott Merriman on guitar in Studio A

WSMI‘s Scott Merriman and Steve Davis play an Elvis tune in Studio...  Read more...


05/31/2007 - Steve Davis Stops By The WSMI Studios

Steve Davis (right) with Tobin Ott (left).  Read more...

  

  


05/14/2007 - WSMI‘s Bustin‘ Out With Spring 2007

2007 Bustin‘ Out With Spring Winner Donna Harms of Springfield (left) being presented a check from WSMI‘s Amy Kline (right). Donna registered at Sav-Mor Pharmacy & Gift Shop in Virden.  Read more...

  

  


04/03/2007 - Niehaus Cycle Sales & WSMI Bring The World Trophy Tour To Litchfield

WSMI teamed up with Niehaus Cycle Sales in Litchfield to host the World Series Trophy Tour. Pictured, the staff of Niehaus Cycle Sales with the 2007 World Series Trophy.  Read more...


03/31/2007 - Producing A St. Louis Cardinals Game

Tom Williams & Michael Riffey enjoy a laugh while producing the last St.  Read more...


02/15/2007 - Scott Merriman & Chris Kean Working on WSMI-FM Antenna Rebuild

Scott Merriman & Chris Kean working on WSMI-FM antenna rebuild...  Read more...


02/12/2007 - Backfilling New Anchors for WSMI-FM tower

Backfilling over the new anchors for the WSMI-FM tower.  Read more...


02/09/2007 - WSMI-FM Antenna Damage

These blocks are part of our 11 bay FM antenna. You may be able to see that the Teflon insulators are burned in all three blocks and that the center conductor of block 7 is burned. Many parts are being replaced to restore our antenna to its original capabilities.  Read more...


02/07/2007 - Scott Merriman Producing

Scott Merriman working in our Production...  Read more...


02/07/2007 - Todd Shultz

Account Executive, Todd Shultz enjoying some of his special...  Read more...

  

  


02/07/2007 - Terry Todt

Terry Todt at the controls in WSMI‘s Control...  Read more...

  


02/06/2007 - Tom Williams

Through the looking glass, that‘s to say looking through the Studio A glass to Control 1 with Tom Williams at the controls for...  Read more...


12/30/2006 - WSMI‘s New Generator

WSMI-FM‘s new 60 KW generator. We take our responsibility to Serve Mid-Illinois seriously. We plan to be on the air when you need us. Early in December during the first ice storm of the season our existing generator would not start.  Read more...


12/22/2006 - New WSMI-FM Transmitter Delivered

Our new Harris FM transmitter was delivered by this truck on 12/22/06. Our existing transmitter was then moved to our backup site by the same truck. Our new transmitter was up and running fairly quickly.  Read more...


12/02/2006 - WSMI‘s AM Tower After Ice Storm

Ice melting from the WSMI-AM tower on 12/2/06 after the first ice storm of the season. Pictured are the tower (notice the ice on the left guy wire), grid STL antenna, one bay of WSMI-FM‘s backup antenna. Ice storms are a challenge for everyone.  Read more...


10/14/2006 - Tim Mize Learns a Hold From UFC Champion Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes, UFC Welterweight Champion, stopped by the WSMI studios to talk Sports. While he was here he taught Sports Saturday producer, Tim Mize, a little about the UFC.  Read more...

  


10/14/2006 - UFC Champion Matt Hughes with Kevin Talley

UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes prepares to give WSMI‘s Kevin Talley an attitude adjustment.  Read more...


10/01/2006 - Brad McVey

Brad McVey checks his notes prior to broadcasting high school football play by play. Brad can also be heard most weekday afternoons on WSMI-FM 106.1.  Read more...

  


09/08/2006 - Gary Bowker

Gary Bowker enjoys a chance to remove his sportscasters headset to cool off on a warm night during half time at the East Alton - Wood River @ Hillsboro football game on 9/8/06.  Read more...

  

  


09/08/2006 - Ralph Niehaus

Uncle Ralph, everybody‘s favorite uncle, in the press box getting a birds eye view of the action while Toby Dean & Gary Bowker broadcast a high school football game. Uncle Ralph is very knowledgeable on a number of subjects. We‘re very happy to have Ralph as one of the hosts of WSMI Sports Saturday.  Read more...


09/08/2006 - Toby Dean

Toby Dean computes the stats after the East Alton - Wood River @ Hillsboro game 9/8/06.  Read more...

  


08/16/2006 - Rita Frazer

WSMI‘s Farm Director, Rita Frazer was presented with the Farm Credit Services Service to Agriculture Award on the lawn of the Illinois Director of Agriculture, Chuck Hartke, on Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair.  Read more...


06/01/2006 - WAOX BMXII Control Console

WAOX received a Pacific Recorders BMXII-10 console upgrade to handle high school sports and the occasional Illini...  Read more...


05/09/2006 - Kevin Talley

WSMI 1540 & FM 106.1 enjoyed two winning Cardinal games with the Colorado Rockies on a beautiful May 9th evening and a rainy May 10 afternoon. Representatives from many of the one hundred seventeen St. Louis Cardinals radio affiliates and over 40 TV affiliates enjoyed time off at the new Busch Stadium.  Read more...


05/02/2006 - Terry Todt Clowning Around

Giggs the Clown stopped by the WSMI studios to talk with Terry Todt about the Kelly Miller Circus.  Read more...


04/22/2006 - WSMI On The Cardinals Big Screen

WSMI-FM‘s new graphic debuts on the Cardinals‘ Scoreboard during the Cardinals-Cubs game on Friday night April 22, 2006. Next time you‘re at the ballpark look for it. Email the date and time you saw it to us to be entered to win WSMI stuff.  Read more...


08/17/2005 - Clydesdales Visit Mid-Illinois

WSMI‘s Terry Todt & Toby Dean with one of the three Budweiser semi-trailer trucks that transport this Clydesdale hitch. Members of the WSMI staff enjoyed meeting the Clydesdales and their handlers Tuesday morning. The Clydesdales made public appearances in the area Wednesday, August 17 through Sunday, August 21st.  Read more...


08/16/2005 - Randy Prange

Randy Prange doesn‘t look as tall as usual next to his Clydesdale...  Read more...


06/19/2005 - Emma Takes A Break

Office Manager, Emma Talley spending time with family.  Read more...

  


06/19/2005 - Hayward At Ease

The Big Guy, Station owner and CEO, Hayward Talley relaxing with...  Read more...


09/28/2004 - Chris Ace Technician

Chris Kean, staff engineer, is happy to have worked his magic on a new...  Read more...

  


10/31/2003 - Barb in Camo

Barb Valentine shows her support of the military on Halloween. Barb is WAOX & WSMI‘s ace traffic director, scheduling all commercial content on our stations.  Read more...


10/31/2003 - Scott & Jenny Dress Up For Halloween

No Scott hasn‘t taken up cross dressing.  Read more...


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