People

  • Program Director

    Mike has been interested in radio for about as long as he can remember.

    He has a resume dotted with commercial radio and TV news experience and was first on air at Kansas State University's college station, KSDB. He started at WGLT in...

  • Corporate Support Director

    Anna Chumbley is a central Illinois native and proud Peoria resident.

     

    Anna has nearly eight years of experience in fundraising and development having served in roles at...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Daniel joined WCBU with eight years of experience in public radio, primarily in operations and engineering. He started out at WPFW - a Pacifica public radio station in Washington DC - as a remote broadcast engineer, before becoming an engineer...

  • Individual Giving Director

    Jennifer is responsible for donor outreach and services for the WGLT and WCBU annual funds, as well as planned giving and major gifts.

    Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience working in arts administration and grants management at...

  • Reporter

    Joe Deacon is a reporter at WCBU, joining in 2020 after one year as a correspondent for Bloomington-Normal sister station WGLT.

    An Illinois State University graduate, Joe previously spent 18 years with The Pantagraph in Bloomington in...

  • News Reporter

    Kristin McHugh is an experienced radio journalist and nonprofit manager.  Most recently, she served as executive director of the Peoria Area World Affairs Council.

    For a decade, McHugh was a program officer and senior radio producer for...

  • Development Director

    Melissa Libert leads WCBU's marketing, public relations, and development efforts.

    Melissa previously served as Public Affairs Project Manager at COUNTRY Financial where she led community relations programming and corporate social...

  • Business Manager

    Nicole Welsh is an Illinois State University graduate, where she received her bachelor's degree in Communication. She got her start in radio during her studies at ISU's student radio station, WZND, and she knew right away that radio is where...

  • General Manager

    R.C. began his broadcast career at WDAN/WDNL in his hometown of Danville, Illinois, in 1990 while still a high school student. In 1997 he started at WJBC (replacing Charlie Schlenker!) where he worked as reporter/anchor, play-by-play...

  • News Director

    Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.

    Before venturing into the world of radio, Tim worked as Assignment Editor and later Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WEEK-TV for several years.

    Tim was also...

  • Operations Director

    Travis joined the WGLT staff in 2007 as assistant to the general manager after serving five years as a broadcast journalist, radio host, and public affairs specialist for the U.S. Navy. Promoted to the engineering department in 2009, he is...