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Full Text of HR0542  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to thank Tom Miller for his decades of
4dedicated service to the people of Southern Illinois and
5congratulate him on 45 years on the air; and
6    WHEREAS, Tom Miller, WJPF radio personality and native,
7life-long Southern Illinoisan, has dedicated 45 years of his
8life to bringing news and entertainment to the people of
9Southern Illinois; and
10    WHEREAS, Tom Miller is the host of the news radio WJPF
11Morning Newswatch, which broadcasts Monday through Friday from
126:00am to 9:00am; and
13    WHEREAS, Tom Miller has lived all of his life in Southern
14Illinois and began his radio career in his hometown of
15Harrisburg in 1976, spending much of his early career on the
16music side of radio; and
17    WHEREAS, Since Tom Miller's arrival, WJPF has been awarded
18Medium Market Station of the Year and Best Public Service
19Program by the Illinois Broadcasters Association and received
20the Leaders Among Us Award from the Southern Illinoisan
21newspaper; and



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1    WHEREAS, Tom Miller is a former member of the board of
2trustees of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace and was awarded the
3Seven Seals Award by the Illinois National Guard for his work
4on their behalf, their highest civilian award; and
5    WHEREAS, Tom Miller also serves as the operations manager
6of River Radio and its six radio stations; and
7    WHEREAS, When he's not working, Tom Miller spends his time
8with his girlfriend, Kate, or looking for deer across Southern
9Illinois with his dog, Geddy Lee; and
10    WHEREAS, Tom Miller has steadily dedicated himself to the
11betterment of the lives and communities of all of Southern
12Illinois and has established himself as a trusted voice and
13interviewer; and
14    WHEREAS, Tom Miller has hosted politicians, sports
15figures, rock and roll legends, community leaders, medical
16professionals, and members of every other profession in
17between as the anchor of WJPF Radio's Morning Newswatch
18program; and
19    WHEREAS, We can say without a doubt that because of his
20years of service and his unmatched on-air persona, Tom Miller



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1has established himself now and forever as Southern Illinois'
2true radio news anchorman; and
3    WHEREAS, Throughout the wave of thanks and appreciation
4and congratulations from the people of Southern Illinois and
5beyond marking this momentous occasion and achievement, Tom
6Miller is famous for saying, "It's not about me."; therefore,
7be it
10we take this moment to truly make it all about Tom Miller and
11thank him for his decades of dedicated service to the people
12and communities of Southern Illinois as he has been a strong
13and steady voice guiding the region through good times and
14bad; and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That we congratulate Tom Miller on the 45th
16anniversary of his on-air broadcasting; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
18presented to Tom Miller and River Radio as a token of our
19esteem and appreciation.