Steve Tarter

Steve Tarter completed a 20-year career on the Peoria Journal Star this spring. He served as a reporter and business editor on the paper, writing weekly column as well as delivering over 100 podcasts. He's previously worked at the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District and the Peoria Observer. Born in England, raised in Boston, Tarter came to Peoria to attend Bradley University (graduating in 1972). He and his wife Kris have raised four children in Peoria and consider central Illinois the best of all possible worlds while admitting it can be impossible at times. Contributor to Peoria Life since July 2019

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Scott Wheeler

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

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Ashley Thomas

Ashley is a Registered Dietitian with a nutrition consulting business and the founder of Cook With Me TV, a network of livestream cooking classes that you can take in the comfort of your own kitchen. She believes that cooking is at the heart of health and she's on a mission to provide the tools and resources you need to prepare delicious and nutritious meals in under 30 minutes using simple ingredients and minimal kitchen equipment. She uses a wholesome and balanced approach to nutrition and helps people create healthy habits that lead to sustainable lifestyle changes. You can rest assured that she is not the food police - there is absolutely room for bacon and doughnuts in a healthy lifestyle.

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Shelly Kensinger

Meet Shelly, a life long Peoria area resident.  She enjoys spending time with her family, biking, kayaking, and traveling.  Shelly has always had a passion for radio and television and has spent time as a DJ and working in public television.  She is our digital media consultant which covers a little of everything here at Widecast.  Shelly is excited to be part of a company that strives to promote local businesses and organizations.

Contributor to Peoria Life since Sept 2018

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Stacey Reed

First and Foremost I a wife, and mother of 3 kiddo's of my own, had the blessing of adding 2 more kids, and 2 grand girls when I met the man of God's plan 3 years ago! Owner of Integrity Plus Financial Solutions for 18 years.  Director of the Unity Point Health Wellmobile for 16 years.  My goal has always been to help people feel educated about their financial decisions in life, for a peace of knowing they are in the right plans for the right reasons. I have a passion for what I do and the relationships I have built and friendships I have been blessed with over the course of my career.  

Host of Our Community of I’ve Decided Media
Contributor to Peoria Life since Sept 2018

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Michelle Bohm

Michelle Bohm is the owner of Inspired Style Company, a Salon & Boutique in Pekin, IL. She has worked as an entrepreneur most of her career in finance, fashion and now the beauty industry. Her passion is helping others find their own path to success and then pushing them along it. Michelle is a servant leader who loves supporting her community and helping those in need. She is a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She is inspired by Love.

Contributor to Peoria Life since Sept 2018

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Ashley Schreck

Ashley Schreck is the Director of Marketing at EP!C. 

She has never met a stranger. Ashley is well known in the community and you can find her through her involvement in Rotary Club of Peoria North, YPGP, Make-A-Wish Illinois, Senator Weaver's 1,000# project and more. 

As a "Promoter of Everything Good" Ashley has appeared on several of Peoria Life's shows over the years. When she's not in front of the camera she's behind one and helps us manage our social media.

Contributor to Peoria Life since Dec 2017

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Kim Martin

The owner of multiple fitness facilities since January 18th, 1999. What she loves most about her career is having the opportunity to witness the amazing and lifesaving transformation of her members who are achieving their fitness and weight goals.

Kim is the Founder of I’ve Decided, an organization designed to provide people and companies the platform for success and transformation.

What she is most proud of is her family. Kim is married to Joe Martin, and together, as a blended family, they have 7 awesome children. We love our crazy life

Healthy U!

Contrib to Peoria Life since May 2017

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Tonya Brewer

Tonya is a former radio talk show host and radio salesperson from Miami Beach, Florida, currently working in property management in Peoria.

She is an avid "non fiction" reader, interested in drawing attention to current issues and will be hosting talk show, "The Voice Chronicles". 

She currently lives in Peoria, with her daughter, and enjoys visiting her favorite Peoria restaurants and Peoria events.

Contributor to Peoria Life since Mar 2016

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Mike Sabol

Mike is a Peoria transplant from Streator Illinois. I started WMBD in 1984. He's our main studio producer. Sound Farm is his production company.

Contributor to Peoria Life since Mar 2016

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Chuck E Tate

Chuck E. Tate is the author of 41 Will Come (Tyndale Momentum — August 2016). Chuck is the founder and lead pastor of RockChurch, a growing and thriving congregation in the heart of Illinois. Prior to planting RockChurch in 1998, Chuck worked for a national youth...

Contributor to Peoria Life since Feb 2016
chucketate.com
#41WillCome

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Norman V. Kelly

Norman V. Kelly a life-long Peorian, a graduate from Woodruff High School, class of 1950, and a Distinguished Alumni, 2006.  Norm graduated from Bradley University in 1958.  He was a member of the U.S.A.F. during the Korean War, 1951-1955. He was a medic in the United States Air Force where he reached the rank of S/SGT. Norm is a retired Private Investigator and Para-Legal, and still living in his...

Contributor to Peoria Life since December 2015
Breakfast with Roger and Friends
norman.kelly@sbcgglobal

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Stacy Borho

Stacy Borho is a host on In The Neighborhood" on Peoria Life.  She has been in the mortgage industry for more than eighteen years. Stacy worked as a Realtor before being recruited into the mortgage industry. This experience has provided her with extensive knowledge of mortgage products and programs that are available, as well as the hands-on . . .

Contributor to Peoria Life since November 2015

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