People

News Producer

Alex Rusciano has been WCBU’s news producer and reporter since 2010.  His beats include covering Peoria Public Schools, Peoria County government and the City of East Peoria. He also covers general community matters as they arise. Alex...

Membership Manager

Betty is Membership Manager, she joined Peoria Public Radio in the spring of 2003.  Prior to that Betty lived and worked in Naperville, IL.  There she held a position as a Fleet Supervisor at a pharmaceutical company managing leasing, inventory...

Chief Engineer

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Bill Porter is Bradley University’s Director of Broadcast Engineering and Chief Engineer of Peoria Public Radio and WTVP-TV.  Bill’s first experience on the air was writing and hosting a documentary about...

Staff Engineer

Brett Ring makes Peoria Public Radio sound good. A Peoria native, he has worked as a radio engineer at stations in the area and throughout the southern United States.

Underwriting Manager

Cindy Dermody grew up in Milwaukee. Upon graduation from the University of WI-Madison, she moved to Peoria. Since Cindy enjoys working with people, she has been in sales for more than twenty-five years and has been WCBU’s Underwriting Manager...

Operations Manager

Daryl Scott serves as WCBU's Operations Manager and the local host of All Things Considered. While attending college at Western Illinois University he began working at NPR member station WIUM in Macomb, Illinois. After graduating he went to NPR...

Morning Edition Host & News Producer

Denise Molina-Weiger is the Morning Edition Host and a reporter for Peoria Public Radio. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. In that time, she began to hone her anchoring and reporting skills at...

Radio Information Service Director

Native Peorian Lee Wenger joined WCBU as Membership Manager in the summer of 1996.  Late in 1998 he became an on air host, and was made Director of the WCBU Radio Information Service, a free sub-carrier broadcast service bringing local...

Administrative Support

Lisa Polnitz joined Peoria Public Radio in January of 2004 and is responsible for all Administrative Support responsibilities for the station.  Her professional experience includes 27 years of administrative/technical areas of responsibility.<...

Program Director

Nathan Irwin has been WCBU’ s Program Director since 2001. Prior to that, he was a talk-show producer and announcer for New Hampshire Public Radio. His first radio job was KFJM-FM in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He grew up in upstate New York,...

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