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217 Today: Looking back on 100 years of WILL-AM’s agricultural programming

Friday, December 23, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois State Senator Scott Bennett’s widow will finish out the last three weeks of his term, ending Jan. 11.
  • The temperature at Willard Airport fell more than 30 degrees in eight hours on Thursday as a winter storm brought snow, wind and sub-zero temperatures to central Illinois.
  • Homeless shelters serving Champaign-Urbana are providing both shelter and services during the current snowstorm.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team was blown out by Missouri at Thursday night’s annual Braggin’ Rights game in St. Louis 93-71.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at the history of agricultural programming on WILL, which has been part of the station since our first broadcast 100 years ago.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez and Jim Meadows.

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Sydney Wood

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