June 1, 2010
WEIU to Mark 25 Years with Homecoming Events
WEIU-TV and Radio will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall, with special events planned for alumni during Homecoming weekend.
Activities will begin on Friday, Oct. 22, with campus tours from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by an open house at the Radio-TV Center in Buzzard Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
A banquet will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union Friday evening, Oct. 22. There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.
On Saturday, Oct. 23, alumni are invited to gather at Seventh and Lincoln in Charleston beginning at 8 a.m. for breakfast and to watch EIU’s Homecoming Parade, which steps off at 9:30. After the parade, alumni can participate in the Homecoming Tailgate in the Alumni Services tent outside O’Brien Stadium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Radio-TV Center alumni can also receive free tickets for a special block of seating at the Homecoming football game, which kicks-off at 1:30 p.m.
WEIU-FM went on the air on July 1, 1985, with WEIU-TV starting over the air broadcasts on July 1, 1986.