Author: WLCN

Get set for a double-dose of Railer football programming 9/24 & 9/25 on WLCN

Don’t miss all the action when WLCN brings you Lincoln Railer football action as LChS squares off against Mattoon at home Friday 9/24 at 7 PM. You can listen to all the action on 96.3 FM or via the Mixlr app on a mobile device. If you’d like to watch, check out WLCN’s YouTube livestream to see the action and hear the announcing of Bob Verderber and Ken Schweitzer. The pre-game will begin around 6:40 PM; to watch, go to the WLCNOnline.com home page and click the Watch live badge on the right side of the screen.

Then on Saturday, tune in to the Cheap Seats Saturday Morning Sports Show live from Four Corners Lube as the crew welcomes the seniors from the LCHS football team. The show starts at 9 AM, and you can access the broadcast in the same way as the Railer football game: at 96.3 FM, via the Mixlr app or on WLCN’s YouTube channel via livestream.

Chittick Eye Care recognizes Dr. Todd Nobbe with “King for a Day” open house event October 1

Chittick Eye Care will hold a royal celebration on October 1 from 3 PM to 5 PM to celebrate eye doctor Todd Nobbe, O.D., who was chosen as Best Optometrist in the Lincoln Courier Readers Choice poll. Chittick Eye Care is making Dr. Nobbe “King for a Day” with an open house event including free food from Peggy’s Place as well as prizes to be awarded from the king’s treasure chest. WLCN will broadcast from the festivities with a live remote from 3 PM to 5 PM. The royal celebration takes place at Chittick Eye Care, 327 N. Kickapoo Street in Lincoln. The former Nobbe Eye Care center became part of the Chittick Family Eye Care system in July.

Join Cheap Seats from Jake’s Furnishings with guest LCHS Railer football coach Matt Silkowski

Join Cheap Seats this Saturday with hosts Scott Kirby, Jake Johnston and Joe Ryan live from Jake’s Furnishings, 1100 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln. LCHS Railer head football coach Matt Silkowski is scheduled to join the crew to discuss the outcome of Lincoln’s Friday night game at home against Charleston.

Click here around broadcast time to watch the YouTube livestream of the Cheap Seats show.

Join Cheap Seats from Downtown Lincoln with guest LCHS Railer football coach Matt Silkowski

Join Cheap Seats this Saturday with hosts Scott Kirby, Jake Johnston and Joe Ryan live from downtown Lincoln at the heart of activity for the Balloons Over 66 weekend. In addition to folks working with various areas of the Balloons Over 66 weekend, LCHS Railer head football coach Matt Silkowski is scheduled to join the crew to discuss the outcome of Lincoln’s season-opening game Friday night at home against Clinton.

Click here around broadcast time to watch the YouTube livestream of the Cheap Seats show.

WLCN’s first broadcast of 2021 LCHS Railer football season takes place Friday, August 27

WLCN will again bring its audience coverage of Lincoln Community High School Railer football as Lincoln opens its season August 27 at home against the Clinton Maroons.

Bob Verderber and Ken Schweitzer will once again be on the call as WLCN provides live coverage on the radio at 96.3 FM, on mobile devices via the Mixlr app and with livestream video via our YouTube channel.

Click the headline here to learn more.

2021 Balloons Over 66 Weekend Runs August 27, 28 & 29

The Balloons Over 66 weekend will bring a flurry of activities to Lincoln over the weekend of August 27, 28 and 29. Events are scheduled on all three days with something for everyone, including all kinds of entertainment such as exhibits, a backyard barbeque competition, music, a car show, the Dock Dogs, and numerous other events including, of course, balloon launches! Three launches are scheduled (on Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday night) at locations around town. Click the headline here to learn more.

Cheap Seats Saturday Morning Sports Show Welcomes IlliniGuys hosts by phone August 21

Catch Cheap Seats this Saturday with hosts Scott Kirby, Jake Johnston and Joe Ryan as they welcome by phone two hosts of the IlliniGuy Sports Spectacular Show, Mike Cagley and Brad Sturdy. The show will take place LIVE from Four Corners Lube at 1101 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln. And be sure to stay tuned after Cheap Seats when the IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular Show makes its debut on WLCN from 10 AM to noon.

Click here around broadcast time to watch the YouTube livestream of the Cheap Seats show.

Cheap Seats Saturday Morning Sports Show to broadcast from Ralph Gale Baseball Field on August 14

The Cheap Seats Saturday Morning Sports Show will be on the road at Lincoln Junior High School’s Ralph Gale Field on August 14 at 9 AM prior to the ceremonies commemorating the upgrade to the facilities. As usual, Cheap Seats will broadcast from 9 AM to 10 AM on 96.3 FM and via the Mixlr app as well as livestream video of the show via WLCN’s YouTube channel.

While the show is scheduled to end at 10 AM, WLCN will livestream the grand opening ceremonies slated to begin at 10 AM prior to the game between LJHS and Chester-East Lincoln.

IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular Show Debuts August 21 on WLCN 96.3 FM

Fighting Illini sports fans will have a new way to keep up with the latest news and information about University of Illinois teams as well as others in the region as WLCN 96.3 FM in Atlanta adds the IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular syndicated radio show to its lineup.

The IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular program premieres August 21 at 10 AM on WLCN and will air each week right after WLCN’s long-running Cheap Seats Saturday Morning Sports Show, the No. 1-rated sports show of all programs originating on Saturdays between 9 AM and 10 AM in Logan County. The IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular will run until noon with the hosts discussing Illini sports along with other Illinois area-related teams such as the Bears, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox and Cardinals.

“Lincoln is a sports-minded town,” said WLCN station manager Jim Ash. “The IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular Show will complement WLCN’s coverage of local athletics by providing our listeners with additional insights and information about the Illini and other teams in the region.”

WLCN provides live coverage of the 2021 Logan County Fair (including livestreams of queen pageant and demolition derby)

As the calendar turns to August 2021, that means it’s time for the Logan County Fair!

The Logan County Fair is scheduled for August 1 through August 8, featuring a large schedule of events for the young and young at heart. And once again, WLCN will be providing live coverage throughout the fair for listeners and–in the case of two events–viewers.

Bob Metz will once again anchor live updates several days throughout the fair. Those updates are scheduled for
Tuesday 8/3, Wednesday 8/4, Thursday 8/5 and Friday 8/6 at 11 AM, 1 PM and 5 PM each day. On Saturday 8/7 at noon, Metz will provide a two-hour wrap-up of the fair to that point as well as a preview of the activities of the final two days.

In addition to live updates, for those who can not attend in person, WLCN will provide livestream YouTube coverage of two events: the Miss Logan County Fair Queen Pageant (Tuesday 8/3 at 6:30 PM) and the Logan County Fair Demolition Derby (Sunday 8/8 at 2 PM). Live video and audio coverage of those events will be provided through WLCN’s YouTube channel. The YouTube video stream will go live just a few minutes before the start of each event; viewers can click here to be taken to WLCN’s YouTube livestream, or go to YouTube and search WLCN 96.3 FM.