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Local Programs | August 2021
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Nobody does local like WTVP. Local programming is the lifeblood of the station, and one of the things members, viewers and underwriters say they like most. Tune in throughout August to enjoy the many ways WTVP is keeping it local.

An in-depth, up-to-the-minute exploration of issues important to residents of Central Illinois.

Changes at Community Colleges
Thursday, August 5, 2021 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/08/2021 @ 4:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/09/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/10/2021 @ 12 AM

A COVID-19 Update  - [Topic Change]
Thursday, August 12, 2021 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/16/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/17/2021 @ 12:00 AM

New Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria
Thursday, August 26, 2021 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/26/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/29/2021 @ 4:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/27/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/30/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/31/2021 @ 12 AM
Business Forward with Matt George

Featuring one-on-one interviews and panel discussions on the region’s only locally produced business program.

Business Forward with Matt George | Business College Sports

Business College Sports 
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Matt George engages Chris Reynolds, athletic director at Bradley University, in an informative and revealing conversation on compensation for college athletes, the NCAA tournament and other issues related to local and national athletics.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/08/2021 @ 11:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 08/07/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/09/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/10/2021 @ 12:30 AM
Business Forward with Matt George | Small Business

Small Business
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Matt George talks with Greg and JoAnn Young of Popcorn Heaven as they discuss life as popcorn proprietors and the daily grind of promoting and operating a successful small business in Central Illinois.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 08/14/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/16/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/17/2021 @ 12:30 AM
Business Forward with Matt George | Leadership and Collaboration

Leadership and Collaboration
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Washington mayor Gary Manier and chief of police Mike McCoy talk with Matt George about enhancing public safety and a prosperous business community through leadership and collaboration.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/19/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 08/21/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/23/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/24/2021 @ 12:30 AM
Business Forward with Matt George

Topic to be determined
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/26/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/29/2021 @ 11:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 08/28/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/30/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/31/2021 @ 12:30 AM

Casual conversations with the leaders, entertainers, personalities and everyday people who define our region.

Cheryl Magnuson | Majestic Interior Design
Friday, August 6, 2021

We've all spent more than enough time in our homes this past year and those walls have felt like they're closing in. You need to make a few changes...but can it be done? Better yet, can it be done on a budget? Don’t think you have the wherewithal do tackle the improvements you envision? Cheryl Magnuson from Majestic Interior Design shares some tips for your home improvements.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 08/07/2021 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/09/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/10/2021 @ 1 AM

Andy Faris & Augie | JK Williams Distilling
Friday, August 13, 2021

There's a Central Illinois distillery with an old family recipe and a relocated entrepreneur. But the hurdles that may have been overwhelming for some ... didn't deter his spirit to make spirits! Consider This welcomes Andy Faris and his sidekick, Augie, from JK Williams Distilling. They share the trials and tribulations of their journey into re-establishing a hometown favorite..

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 08/14/2021 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 08/16/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 08/17/2021 @ 1 AM

A bold new voice for farmers and farming in Central Illinois.

 Julie Hardy | Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Julie Hardy was a city girl whose expertise was in marketing. When she married a Christmas tree farmer and flew reindeer from Alaska to their farm in Illinois, they soon became a tourist destination. Now they’re teaching others to appreciate this wonderful animal with “up close and personal” tours of their farm. You can even get a kiss from a reindeer right there in Canton, Illinois.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/04/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/09/2021 @ 1 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sat, 08/07/2021 @ 1 AM

Becky Nielsen Hanks| Young Farmer
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Becky Nielsen Hanks decided to return to agriculture as a career. She and her husband farm and she works with her dad and brother on the family farm. Like many in ag, she has diversified their operation by selling seed and becoming a certified crop adjustor.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/11/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/16/2021 @ 1 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sat, 08/14/2021 @ 1 AM

Eric Hodel | Midwest Food Bank
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Eric Hodel is a farmer from Woodford County and the COO/CFO of Midwest Food Bank, a nonprofit organization with 12 locations in the U.S. and other countries. MFB distributes food and shares the love of Christ with programs like Hope Packs for hungry students to take home on the weekends and disaster relief in the form of nutritional meals called Tender Mercies.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/18/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/23/2021 @ 1 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/20/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sat, 08/21/2021 @ 1 AM

Topic to be determined
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/25/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/30/2021 @ 1 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/27/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sat, 08/28/2021 @ 1 AM