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Franklin News Foundation revamps for enhanced user experience


Franklin News Foundation (FNF), a leading nonprofit news media organization, is excited to announce the relaunch of, a premier streaming platform often referred to as the “C-SPAN of Illinois.” The relaunch brings monumental improvements to the longstanding and prestigious brand, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s commitment to delivering reliable news coverage.

Under the direction of Tony and Lisa Yuscius, founders of Advanced Digital Media (ADM), has garnered a 20-year reputation for providing dependable, unbiased and unedited streaming coverage to audiences in Illinois and beyond. FNF’s recent acquisition of ADM signifies a strategic move to foster the growth and development of this trusted platform.

Cole McNeely, vice president of audio and video at Franklin News Foundation, expressed his enthusiasm for the relaunch, stating, “The revamped represents a groundbreaking improvement to an already esteemed brand. We are thrilled to provide our audience with a more streamlined and user-friendly experience, making it easier than ever to access high-quality, unbiased content.”

BlueRoomStream Founder Tony Yuscius shared his insights on the massive upgrades, stating, “Joining forces with Franklin News Foundation allows us to take to new heights. The massive upgrades introduced will not only enhance the user experience but also reinforce the platform’s value as part of FNF’s portfolio. We are excited about the future and the opportunities this collaboration brings.”

Users are already seeing these improvements, which include:

  1. Exclusive Website Access: Livestreams are now exclusively available on, eliminating the need for third-party platforms.
  2. New Login System: Enhanced security and a simplified login process allows users to log into the platform directly and conveniently change their password within Users can easily manage their accounts by updating details directly on, providing a one-stop solution.
  3. Display Advertising: Display advertising is introduced on, offering advertising opportunities to reach politically engaged taxpayers across Illinois. Information about advertising opportunities can be found by contacting

For more information about the BlueRoomStream relaunch or assistance with the transition, please contact the BlueRoomStream team at

About Franklin News Foundation:

Franklin News Foundation (FNF) is a nonprofit, non-partisan news media organization headquartered in Chicago. Committed to delivering reliable, unbiased news coverage, FNF operates various media properties, including The Center Square newswire service, the Illinois Radio Network, Chalkboard News and the America's Talking Network. FNF’s national reputation for editorial excellence and dedication to quality reporting set the organization apart in the media landscape.