Public Television station WTVP will host a TORNADO RELIEF TELETHON this Tomorrow/Today (Wednesday) from 7-10:30pm. All funds raised will go directly to the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross for disaster relief here in our affected communities. The broadcast will originate from the WTVP Studio, and all local TV stations will be airing and participating in this special event. The broadcast airs from 7-10:30 p.m. on WTVP, with WEEK, WHOI, WMBD WAOE and WYZZ carrying it in full from 7-8 p.m., and coming in and out after 8 p.m.
Washington Mayor Gary Manier, Pekin Mayor Laurie Barra, East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus, State Rep. Mike Unes, and Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis will participate with other dignitaries to be announced. Area news staff, including Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce and Alex Rusciano will also appear.