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The '''Sound of Illinois''' is the only group appearing in the annual '''Sounds of Christmas''' program at State Farm’s Corporate Headquarters every year since its inception in 1974. The program is the brainchild of the late Dick Benson, who got the idea while helping Jim Stahly lead Christmas carol sings at State Farm. Benson, Stahly and Don Munson of WJBC approached President Ed Rust Sr., who offered the Corporate Headquarters facility as the venue. The Music Shoppe of Normal
selects talent and organizes the show, WGLT-FM Radio handles promotion and ticket distribution (originally handled by WJBC Radio) and State Farm provides the facility and support staff to stage the hour-long show featuring local musicians who volunteer their services.
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