Chet Tomczyk - President & CEO

Chet Tomczyk,

President & CEO



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Notes from the President & CEO - December 2013


As noted in previous articles, I am driving back and forth between Peoria and Urbana these days to manage the public radio and television stations in both markets. A personal benefit that accrues to me on these daily treks is a front row seat to the marvelous setting that is Central Illinois.

I have had the privilege of traveling to many of the geographic wonders of the United States, from ocean front to mountain to desert, but the Illinois prairie is an exceptionally wonderful place that we mostly take for granted. I encourage you to rouse yourself before sun-up some clear, crisp morning and drive east on I-74 to witness a most beautiful sunrise over mist-covered fields. In the evening, drive west into the sunset and watch the moon and stars fill the sky where there is no light pollution, and then as you round the curve in East Peoria, marvel at the site of Peoria rising from the prairie. I guarantee these are views that you will never tire of, and that will remind you what an exceptional place this is.

You may be wondering what to do to fill the time between the prairie sun rise and sunset. Let me guide you to where you can click on the Illinois Adventure icon. This will take you to a fact-filled website listing historic places, museums, parks, hot spots and fun locations for the entire family. The Illinois Adventure website includes descriptions, maps, hours and other information for interesting destinations to make your day in Illinois and exceptional one. And donít forget to tune in to Illinois Adventure on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. on WTVP. If you have family coming over the holidays or if youíve got time off and are looking to for something special to do, let me recommend an adventure in Illinois and Illinois Adventure.

As we mark the end of another calendar year and prepare to celebrate the holidays, one common desire of people of goodwill everywhere is peace. That is our most sincere wish for you at this special time of year: PEACE!



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