Tuesday’s at 10am Central: You listen to or watch them every day. Peoria’s dynamic radio and television personalities. But what are they really like? Where did they come from? What great behind the scenes stories do they have? Veteran Peoria radio personality Scott Wheeler talks to his broadcasting buddies each week to get the inside scoop on what makes each of them truly unique. Don’t miss this playful look "behind the media curtain” on Scott Wheeler’s Airplay! Watch the Show Live on Facebook at www.FB.com/PeoriaLife
Scott Wheeler has been a fixture of Peoria radio for nearly 40 years beginning at legendary Top 40 station KZ93 in the early 1980’s. He also served as Operations Director and air personality for Big Oldies 93.3 that he helped make one of the top Oldies stations in the country. In 2006, he joined Christian Contemporary WCIC where he served as Operations Director, Morning Show Co-Host, and Afternoon Show Co-Host before leaving the station in August of 2015. After a brief “retirement,” he returned to radio doing a morning show from his home in Germantown Hills for “KOOL Oldies” in Southern New England. In July of 2016, he returned to the local airwaves as host of the afternoon show on SuperHits WIRL (1290 AM/102.7 FM). Contributor to Peoria Life since April 2019
John Malone spent years in Central Illinois radio. Today he’s on the other end of pipeline training the next generation of broadcasters and new media communicators as an Associate Professor of Communication at Lincoln College. Meet the “Radio-TV Prof” on today's edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay”
Julia Bradley is the “voice” that gives Central Illinois their news every morning on WMBD Radio. She’s done news at many stations across the Midwest including the Quad Cities. She’s got some other talents too! Meet the women behind the voice on today's edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay”
Amy Paul and Shelli Dankoff are both former local TV anchors who have made the transition to Marketing and Public Relations at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
Tim Ylinen, the deep-voiced DJ at 95-5 ‘GLO, has been rockin’ the airwaves of that station since 1995!
Yvonne Greer is a business owner, a certified fitness consultant, a TV and Radio talent, a professional speaker, a fabulous singer...oh and throw in great wife and mother too! She’ll take a breath and tell us about it all today on “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay.”
Brian Williamsen & Janine Fairchild recently took over the morning show on 91.5 WCIC. Hear how these two went from WCIC listeners to now hosting a radio morning show together. It’s all on today’s edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay.”
What’s his secret? Join me as I talk to Dr. Chris Michaels on today’s “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay”
As long as I can remember, Jon Symmonds has been a part of WWCT. Of course, back in the day, it was known as Rock 106 and Jon was an integral part of their technical staff beginning in 1985.
Steph Blue is co-host of The Morning Mix on Mix 106.9. She was raised right here is Peoria and has been in radio for 15 years.
On today’s edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay.”..It's part two of my visit with the "The Greg & Dan Morning Show" from WMBD Radio.
Dan DiOrio has been a mainstay of Peoria radio for 33 years...spending all his time on the morning shift at 1470 WMBD including its current incarnation as "The Greg and Dan Show." Meet this true veteran of broadcasting on today’s edition of “@Scott Wheeler’s Airplay.”
Eugene Daniel, co-anchor of WMBD News at 4, 6 and 10 p.m. could easily be called the “hardest working man in broadcasting.” Besides his duties at WMBD-TV, he also holds down a weekend air shift at WCIC-FM, is pursuing a M.Div from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL., and volunteers at St. Paul Baptist Church among many other things!
John Young has been co-hosting the morning show on Peoria's top-rated Country station 104.9 The Wolf since 2006. Besides entertaining listeners with his special wit and great Country music, John has helped raise thousands of dollars for the kids at St. Jude through the Country Cares for Kids Radiothon.
Through the years, WMBD-TV's Kurt Pegler has covered the Major League Baseball postseason, the NCAA Final Four, PGA and LPGA Tour event, NFL, NBA and NHL games along with NASCAR races. But he still contends his favorite assignments involve reporting stories about the local prep, college and professional athletes in central Illinois.
Rik Blade, morning host on 99.9 WWCT and Mid-day dj on 98.5 KISS-FM, is also the father of three boys...which means his weekends are filled with video games, pizza, and computers. Kinda like radio! Meet Rik on today’s edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay!”
He’s a nearly 40-year Peoria radio veteran having worked at the legendary Rock 106 and is now programming the top-rated 93.3 The Drive. Not only does he play great rock ‘n roll, he takes some pretty cool pictures of the folks who make it. Meet Rick Hirschmann on today’s edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay.”
An Illinois State University graduate and U.S. Navy veteran, he has won awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, The Illinois News Broadcasters Association, and a regional Edward R. Murrow award.
We first met Doc Watson in 1996 as part of The Morning Mix, an experimental TV/Radio simulcast show on WMBD-TV and 93.3 FM. Doc’s been here ever since doing lots of radio and playing lots of hockey! We say “What’s up Doc?” on this edition of “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay, “
He’s a veteran Peoria newsman and sports play-by-play guy. But did you know WMBD Radios News Director Ed Hammond is also a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan and WWF aficionado? Get to know more about Ed on today’s edition of Scott Wheeler’s Airplay.
He helps you get where you need to go with morning traffic reports across Peoria’s top radio stations as Director and Reporter for Traffic One. In addition, over the last 7 years, he has become an author of 3 books including 2012’s “The Wreck of the Columbia.” My guest today on Airplay is Ken Zurski.
He’s been in local radio and TV for 40 years and started his weather career just over 30 years ago. 25 News Chief Meteorologist Chuck Collins is also a James Bond freak and the keeper of Peoria television’s best TV bloopers.
Rick Stephenson is my “partner in crime” working the morning show on SuperHits WIRL. He’s a veteran of the radio industry working in Oakland, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Shreveport, Phoenix, and now Peoria.
Today on “Scott Wheeler’s Airplay," we talk with Jamie Markley...a guy who went from “rockin’ with the best” on Rock 106 back in the day to now “talkin’ with the best” on the nationally syndicated “Markley & Van Camp Show.
He’s got an unmistakable voice and style that makes him one of Peoria’s most beloved radio personalities. And when you meet him, he’s just as genuine and likeable as he sounds on the air.
CJ from the Afternoon Show on Mix 106.9. Today we talk with CJ, a busy working mom, a pet adoption advocate, and helps make many of the radio stations you listen to sound so good (hint: it’s not just the one you hear her on). We go behind the microphone to get to know Peoria radio’s CJ
Most of us know Bob Larson as the longtime news anchor on WMBD TV 31. But did you know Bob actually started at 1470 WMBD before moving to television as a weatherman and then to anchor? We talk to Bob about this almost unheard of path to the news desk...and about what he’s doing these days in retirement.
Today we talk with Jill & Jeremy Tracey from “Mornings with the Traceys” on 91.5 WCIC. Find out what it takes for these two to be able to work AND live together without killing each other. It’s a special relationship on a special radio station. Don’t miss it!
We're talking with John Riley & Nancy Flagg from 93.3 The Drive on Scott Wheeler's Airplay. One of the top-rated morning shows in the Peoria market let's us behind the microphone to let us know a little bit more about themselves.
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