When I first started in radio, you still needed to turn a dial to find your station – and Jimmy Carter was president! After spending 20 years in radio, 13 of them with WJBC/WBNQ/WBWN, I went to the corporate world while my wife and I raised our triplets. They’re in college now, and I’ll…MORE
Marc Strauss came to WJBC after spending 32 years as an award winning sportscaster and news reporter at WEEK TV, the NBC affiliate in Peoria, Illinois. He’s an outstanding storyteller and has been recognized on multiple occasions by the Associated Press for his sports coverage and by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for his play by play…MORE
Scott is joined every morning by Kevin Bessler. They will keep you up to date with what’s happening locally and nationally and feature interviews with local news makers, politicians and community leaders. During football season, ISU Coach Brock Spack and IWU Coach Norm Eash join the show weekly. IWU basketball coach Ron Rose and ISU…MORE
A transplant who now happily declares Bloomington-Normal home, I’ve covered everything from presidential visits to library board meetings. I currently anchor the news on WJBC’s morning show with Scott Laughlin.MORE
At one time, Hillary Clinton’s mantra about abortion was that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” I suspected then that she really meant only the “legal” part, and time has borne out that suspicion.
On September 27, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner told the Pantagraph that Bloomington-Normal was in serious contention for a Mazda-Toyota auto plant, but the existence of unions and Illinois laws lost the potential jobs to Alabama.
One of the gubernatorial candidates is advocating a progressive income tax as the solution to the state’s economic problems.
By Mike Matejka Labor Day is perhaps the most mis-understood holiday in the nation’s calendar. Traditionally viewed as a summer’s end celebration, its real roots are in worker protest, trying to claim and celebrate their role in society. In Bloomington, local unions organize and march together, along with community groups and aspiring politicians, in Monday’s…