This isn't the first Quad City area resident to appear on a national game show, but it's special every time our area gets representation on national TV.

According to a QC Times article, Colin Donahue was thrilled last December when he was on TV’s “Wheel of Fortune” on the first episode back for longtime host Pat Sajak.

The episode featuring the 39-year-old Camanche, Iowa, resident — a licensed insurance agent who works in customer service for Allstate in Moline — will air at 6:30 p.m. today on KWQC-TV6.

“I’ve been watching the show since I was a little kid,” Donahue said. “I love how everybody gets to win something. It’s so easy to play along at home with it. It’s hangman with a wheel. It’s good family fun.”

For the Los Angeles taping, he got to see the return of host Sajak, 73, who returned after weeks off while undergoing emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. The Chicago native has hosted “Wheel” since 1983 and holds the Guinness World Records title for longest career of any game-show host on the same show.

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