Top of the Morning, Aug. 28, 2018

Top of the Morning, Aug. 28, 2018

On Saturday, News-Gazette Media's TIM DITMAN will go live on the News-Gazette Facebook page with a behind-the-scenes look at our radio operation on an Illini football game day.

Ditman will take us from the pregame show (around 9:15 a.m.) to BRIAN BARNHART's call eight stories up at Memorial Stadium (11 a.m. kickoff) to dealing with passionate postgame callers (around 3 p.m.).

Anything you'd like him to highlight in his daylong project? Email your ideas to

Online audience

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2. Victim identified in fatal shooting outside Champaign club

3. A Life Remembered | Crash victim recalled as 'best friend to everybody'


1. Illini back in on Shannon?

2. High school football scoreboard: Aug. 24-25, 2018

3. Jacobs gets Illini offer


1. Security video: Gus Edwards and unidentified witness

2. Illini depth chart coming together

3. Colin Likas' Helmet Stickers: Week 1 2018


1. UI move-in day 2018

2. Faces of Fall 2018: Volleyball

3. Faces of Fall 2018: Football