There’s a Public Radio show called This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass, that I enjoy. They have a theme for each one-hour episode, and the episode is split into several segments, or “acts” as they call them, with each act looking at the same theme in different ways. Back in May, they had [...]
From my inbox:
Beginning March 7, 2011, WCBU will expand its offerings for Peoria area public radio listeners. The station will offer all news, information and entertainment programming on 89.9 FM, and expanded classical music to be aired on its digital frequency, WCBU 89.9 HD2.
“We believe this is a win-win for our current [...]
WCBU News this morning said that a successful effort to stop the issuance of general obligation bonds for the museum would be “a moot point” because the County Board could just use a different kind of bond to fund the project. Apparently the reporter fails to understand that the type of bond being used [...]
Actually, WCBU has had a new website for a little while now, but I’m just getting around to blogging about it. WCBU is, of course, the public radio station in Peoria (89.9 FM) with studios at Bradley University. If you haven’t checked it out their new site, take a look: http://www.wcbufm.org/.
The local news [...]
There’s a new radio station on Peoria’s dial: WAZU 90.7 FM. Since I read about it in Steve Tarter’s column in the Journal Star, I’ve been checking it out regularly. It’s “a non-commercial station operated by Illinois Central College.” The format is community radio, which is described by Wikipedia as “a third model of [...]
I heard this debate on WCBU tonight. It’s from the program “Intelligence Squared U.S.,” which features an Oxford-style debate. There’s a different topic, or “motion,” each week. The motion for this debate was “Don’t Blame Teachers Unions For Our Failing Schools.” Three people spoke in favor of the motion, and three spoke against the [...]
Radio station WOAM (AM 1350), which went off the air in 2008 then popped back on unannounced in the fall of 2009 without commercials or disk jockeys, has once again gone off the air. WOAM is owned by Kelly Communications, which is trying to sell the station. According to published reports, the station had [...]
Radio station WOAM (1350 AM) has been broadcasting the past few months in an apparent effort by the owner to keep his FCC license while he tries to sell the station. There are no DJs, no commercials, and no news or weather breaks. Just easy listening music and station IDs.
I’ve listened to [...]
Gary Sandberg sent me this April Fools Day report from WCBU in 1993. It’s a hoot:
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]
The best part is, according to a Journal Star article from April 19, 1993, “The story sounded so authentic that one local television reporter tried to follow up on the report [...]
Awhile back, my friend Beth Akeson told me about a public radio show called Smart City. It’s not broadcast on our local public radio affiliates (although I’ve recently put in a request for it at WCBU), but it is available on the internet:
As you can see, the synopsis/tag-line for the show [...]