NowDecatur Announces 2019 Football Broadcast Schedule; Return of Earthmover Game of Week

NowDecatur Announces 2019 Football Broadcast Schedule; Return of Earthmover Game of Week

August 13  –  The sports coverage team has announced a couple changes along with their 2019 High School & Millikin Football Broadcast Schedule.

Earthmover Credit Union returns as the presenting sponsor for the 7th straight season of High School Football on ESPNDecatur 1050 AM (WDZ). Returning to the broadcast booth for his 14th season of play-by-play, is the 2018 Illinois Broadcasters Association ‘Sportscaster of the Year’, Aric Lee. Lee will be joined for the sixth-straight season by 2018 Millikin Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, ‘T-Mac’ Tony McClain (Football & Baseball).

The Earthmover Credit Union Game of the Week Schedule with Lee & McClain, has announced 7 weeks of High School coverage, with Weeks 8 & 9 announced later in the season. Schedule listed below.

Lee & McClain will also return to the collegiate broadcast booth for their fourth season on the call of coach Dan Gritti’s Millikin Big Blue. The duo will broadcast the opening 7 weeks on ESPNDecatur 1050 AM, including the 6 p.m. season opener on Friday, September 6th against Hope College, also simulcast on WSOY 1340 AM/103.3 FM. The remaining 3 weeks of the Big Blue are to be determined around the High School Playoffs.

Furthermore, WSOY 1340 AM/103.3 FM will continue to be the home of St. Teresa Bulldogs Football. On the Friday nights the Bulldogs are not playing under the Earthmover Credit Union Game of the Week schedule, Neuhoff Media welcomes a new broadcast team to the airwaves.

Latham’s Scott Harrelson will anchor the St. Teresa team, calling play-by-play. Harrelson is a Warrensburg-Latham, Lincoln College, & Southern Illinois at Carbondale graduate, who has broadcasted a variety of sports, in a variety of places, off-and-on since 1981.

Joining Harrelson in the booth, debuting the opening week of the season when the Bulldogs travel to Downs Tri-Valley, is 2012 St. Teresa graduate, Blake Allison. Allison assembled a tremendous soccer career at St. Teresa, before joining the football team to handle the kicking and punting duties his senior season. He scratched the football itch for four more years, at Quincy University, earning the starting job his sophomore season, graduating in 2016.

All High School and Millikin Broadcasts are also available live on, and the free NowDecatur app. In addition, all games will be podcasted and posted to their own sections of


The Earthmover Credit Union Game of the Week

(All games at 7 p.m., unless noted)

August 30th … Arcola @ Argenta-Oreana (WDZ)

September 6th … Hope College @ Millikin, 6 p.m. (WDZ & WSOY)

September 13th … Normal U-High @ MacArthur (WDZ)

September 20th … Tuscola @ St. Teresa (WDZ & WSOY)

September 27th … Central A&M @ St. Teresa (WDZ & WSOY)

October 4th … Taylorville @ Mt. Zion (WDZ)

October 11th … Athens @ Maroa-Forsyth (WDZ)

October 18th & 25th … TBD



Remaining St. Teresa Broadcasts on WSOY

August 30th … Bulldogs @ Downs Tri-Valley

September 13th … Bulldogs @ Meridian

October 4th … Bulldogs @ Clinton

October 11th … Sullivan-Okaw Valley @ Bulldogs

October 18th … Warrensburg-Latham @ Bulldogs

October 25th … Bulldogs @ Shelbyville



Millikin Big Blue Schedule on ESPNDecatur 1050 AM (WDZ)

September 6th … Hope @ Millikin, 6 p.m. (WDZ & WSOY)

September 21st … Millikin @ North Park, 2 p.m.

September 28th … Wheaton @ Millikin, 6 p.m.

October 5th … Millikin @ Augustana, 1 p.m.

October 12th … Millikin @ Carroll, 2 p.m.

October 19th … Carthage @ Millikin, 2 p.m.

October 26th … Elmhurst @ Millikin, 1 p.m.

*November 2nd … Millikin @ Illinois Wesleyan, 1 p.m.

*November 9th … Millikin @ Washington, 1 p.m.

*November 16th … North Central @ Millikin, 1 p.m.

(*Broadcast/Station of final three games is TBD around High School Postseason)


LISTEN: 5th Annual Scholar Sendoff Program

LISTEN: 5th Annual Scholar Sendoff Program

August 8th, 2019- The Greater Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce and the Black Chamber of Commerce hosts it’s 5th Annual Scholar Sendoff Program sending first year college students off with all their dormitory needs.

PHOTOS: National Night Out

PHOTOS: National Night Out

August 6th, 2019- The Decatur Park District and Park Watch partner with the City of Decatur, Decatur Police Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Office and our own Park Police Department to host National Night Out and Lantern Parade!

Trace Adkins to Play Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

Trace Adkins to Play Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

August 5, 2019 – The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois, is proud to announce an additional show for the 2019 season with country superstar Trace Adkins bringing his “Don’t Stop Tour 2019” to The Devon on Sunday, September 1.

With a career spanning over two decades, Adkins has charted ten Top 10 singles, 4 number one songs, sold millions of albums and won many awards. Hits from his catalog of music include:

– “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”

– “Every Light In The House Is On”

– “I’m Tryin’”

– “Chrome”

– “Then They Do”

– “Hot Mama”

– “Songs About Me”

– “Honkytonk Badonkadonk”

– “Ladies Love Country Boys”

– “You’re Gonna Miss This”

“The outstanding support from the community, sponsors and patrons of The Devon are the ones who’ve made this additional show possible,” says Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater. “We are thrilled to be announcing the addition of an artist like Trace Adkins with such an impressive career in our inaugural season’s lineup.”

An opening act for the show will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the Trace Adkins show will be on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (217) 422-5911 or in person at the Devon Box Office in Nelson Park or the Decatur Park District main office at 620 E. Riverside Ave. Ticket prices range from $30-55.

WATCH: #DC19 Adorable Baby Contest

WATCH: #DC19 Adorable Baby Contest

Central Park was the most adorable it could be during the 2019 Decatur Celebration Adorable Baby Contest. Here is the full list of winners.

Overall Boys Winner – Ashton Greer (4 years old)
Overall Girls WInner – Emery Pyles (2 years old)

Infant Miss (0-5 months) – Aliza Kelli May Rivera
Infant Mister (0-5 months) Jeffery Charles Downs
Baby Miss (6-11 months) Naomi Kerry Pitt
Baby Mister (6-11 months) Declan Linder
Tiny Mister (1 year old) De’zyri Jones
Tiny Tot Miss (2 year olds) Emery Pyles
Petite Mister (3 year olds) Jeremiah Milton
Mini Mister Boys (4 year olds) Ashton Greer

Social Media Celebration Updates!

Social Media Celebration Updates!

NowDecatur is your home for Decatur Celebration news, photos, videos and more!  

Don’t miss the live broadcast from INSIDE the Razzle Dazzle Good Times Parade on Saturday August 3th at 10am! Watch for the NowDecatur team in the “Hot 25” Jeep, powered by Bob Brady Auto Group.  Listen to the broadcast on WSOY-AM 1340/ 103.3 FM or online HERE

See more 2019 Decatur Celebration coverage and photos on the NowDecatur Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram! Presented by Hickory Point Bank, Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy, Colee’s Corner Drugs, and Brinkoetter Realtors.

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Download the City Scout Decatur App (Free for Apple and Google Play) and carry the Decatur Celebration schedule on your phone! You can see the entire daily schedule and stage times, set reminders on your calendar and even get step by step directions to what your’e looking for right on your maps. Plus, you can get the latest news, updates and more from NowDecatur!  AND having the City Scout app gives you a chance to win prizes!  Download the App now and enter to win a VIP package for the Celebration! 

WATCH: Hickory Point Bank- Invested – With Parke Warehouses

WATCH: Hickory Point Bank- Invested – With Parke Warehouses

July 19, 2019 – Check out our new “Invested” highlight with Hickory Point Bank and NowDecatur! In this edition we highlight local family owned business, Parke Warehouses! Hickory Point Bank is the only local bank in Decatur and they’re proud to call Central Illinois home. It’s that pride that shapes them and influences the way they interact with customers, businesses and communities. Learn more HERE

READ: #DC19 State Farm Wristbands Now Available

READ: #DC19 State Farm Wristbands Now Available

July 10th, 2019 – The Decatur Celebration announced that the State Farm General Admission and VIP wristbands are now on sale at over 30 locations in Decatur. General admission wristbands are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids 12 years old and younger are free. A full list of locations to buy wristbands is listed below.