Daryl Scott

Operations Manager

Daryl Scott serves as WCBU's Operations Manager and the local co-host of Morning Edition. While attending college at Western Illinois University he began working at NPR member station WIUM in Macomb, Illinois. After graduating he went to NPR member station, WNIN in Evansville, Indiana where he served as producer and local Morning Edition host. He also hosted a locally-produced jazz program and did voice-over work for public television documentaries. Daryl joined the Peoria Public Radio staff in 2006 and enjoys being part of the greater Peoria community and making sure that WCBU works smoothly behind the scenes.

When he's not behind an audio console or a computer, Daryl enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their hound dog, Mabel. In his free time, he can usually be found working in the garage on one of two vintage Chevrolet Fleetline sedans. 


Election 2014
3:07 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

NPR Politics Desk Coverage

Theatre Reviews
7:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Social issues, music of "Ragtime" strike chord with today's audience

Credit Peoria Players Theatre

Peoria Players Theatre kicks off their 96th season of shows with the powerful musical "Ragtime". While the show takes place in the early 1900’s, many of the complex social issues raised in the production…still resonate today. Stan Strickler has this review for the Live Theatre League of Peoria. 

Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League. 

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Storm Recovery
11:58 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Washington Tornado Information and How to Donate

The work goes on to help Washington recover from the complete devistation left after the Sunday, November 17, 2013 tornado.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio


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Tornado Coverage
10:26 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

New Images Put Tornado Damage Into Broad Perspective

Before and after photos offer chilling review of tornado damage in Washington, Illinois.
Credit City of Pekin GIS

New images gathered by the City of Pekin using satellite imagery shows the full scale of destruction as viewed from space. The city's GIS data from before and after the storm, was referenced and compiled using ESRI software to reveal the path of destruction that Sunday's EF-4 in Washington took. The EF-2 tornado damage in Pekin, and East Peoria is also displayed in the website.  The large footprint of the damage is immediately evident, as is the debris field just outside of the areas in the nearby farm fields.

By selecting "bookmarks" on the upper right-hand side of the web page, users can also view additional overlays of satellite images.

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4:42 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Central Illinois Tornado Relief Telethon

Below is a LIVE web stream of the Central Illinois Tornado Relief Telethon from WTVP Public Media. Click on the links to watch the stream.
WTVP will be hosting a TORNADO RELIEF TELETHON this Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7-10:30pm. All monies raised will go directly to the American Red Cross - Central Illinois Chapter for disaster relief here in our affected communities.
Storm Recovery
5:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Updated Storm Relief Information

Credit State Farm


Storm Relief Information  

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9:08 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Utility Crews Working Through the Night To Restore Power

An Ameren truck heads south on Illinois Route 40 Sunday night, as crews continue to restore power to thousands of residents.
Credit Sarah Scott

Ameren officials have activated their emergency operations center following the severe weather that ravaged portions of central Illinois Sunday, rendering some 140,000 residents powerless at the peak of the storms.  Utility crews have focused on the cities of Washington, Pekin, Bloomington and as far east as Danville after the tornados and high winds damaged service lines. At 10:00pm Sunday, roughly 42,000 residents in Tazewell, Woodford, Peoria and McLean counties remain without electricity, while additional dangers exist for those customers with damaged homes and businesses.

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5:21 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Police Extend Curfew Following Tornado


In the aftermath of Sunday's tornadoes, the City of Pekin will once again enforce a  9pm to 6am curfew for areas on Sheridan from 2nd  to 8th street, including areas north between those streets to Lakeside. Pekin Police will continue to heavily patrol all damaged areas. Residents are encouraged to call the following numbers if they need assistance, or are wanting to volunteer. This is a hotline that went live Thursday set up by the Emergency Operations Center.

Homeowners (needing assistance) 309-698-5001

Volunteers 309-698-5002

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:48 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Tornadoes Level Homes Across Tri-County Area

Tornado aftermath in Trails Edge subdivision, Washington.
Alex Rusciano

Heavy storms and at least one tornado ripped through Central Illinois Sunday morning. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the storms devastated parts of Washington.


 Hundreds of people picked through the rubble of what remained of their homes in the town of about 15-thousand.  The tornado destroyed entire blocks of homes.  Resident Susan Newton lives next door to the Trails Edge neighborhood that was heavily damaged.  She says the tornado demolished most of her street while she was at church


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