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WILL - WILL Press Room - January 29, 2013

Danda Beard Named Development Director

Danda Beard

Danda Beard, who has worked in development at WILL for the past 23 years, has been named as the new director of development at Illinois Public Media. Beard joined the staff as corporate support director, became director of the major gifts program in 2000 and has been interim development director since June 2012.


WILL - WILL Press Room - November 05, 2012

Steinbacher Becomes Membership Director at Illinois Public Media

John Steinbacher

John Steinbacher has joined the staff of Illinois Public Media as membership director. Steinbacher came to Illinois Public Media from the Champaign-based International Society of Arboriculture, a professional organization with 21,000 members worldwide where he was the membership and component relations manager.


WILL - WILL Press Room - October 25, 2012

WILL Hosts 13th Congressional District Debate

7 pm Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
David Gill, Rodney David, and John Hartman

Republican Rodney Davis of Taylorville, Democrat David Gill of Bloomington, and Independent John Hartman of Edwardsville, candidates for Congress in the new 13th District, will meet in the WILL-TV studio for a debate hosted by Illinois Public Media in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Illinois and WCIA-TV 3/WCIX-TV 49.

WILL-TV, WILL-AM 580 and WCIX-TV will broadcast the hour-long debate live, with live video streaming on will.illinois.edu.


WILL - WILL Press Room - May 10, 2012

WILL Hunger Programs Win Awards

Illinois Public Media’s programming about community hunger has won two Silver Awards of Distinction in the international 2012 Communicator Awards. It also was named a Bronze Winner in the 2012 Telly Awards.


WILL - WILL Press Room - May 02, 2012

WILL Wins 6 AP Awards

WILL's reporters and contributors won six awards in the downstate radio division of the 2011 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Journalism Excellence Contest, including best investigative series, best documentary series and best sports story.


WILL - WILL Press Room - April 02, 2012

WILL’s Talk Show Staff Members to Retire

David Inge

David Inge, longtime host of WILL-AM’s morning talk show Focus, has announced his plans to retire from the University of Illinois and WILL Radio before July 1, as have the station’s Afternoon Magazine host Celeste Quinn and Focus producer Harriet Williamson.



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