Mark Leonard

WILL Pressroom - February 25, 2013

IPM’s Mark Leonard Receives Advocacy Award

Illinois Public Media General Manager Mark Leonard was recognized Feb. 25 for his exceptional efforts in furthering public television’s legislative goals, but he credited WILL listeners and viewers with most of the hard work.

Craig Cohen

Photo by Michael O. Thomas

WILL Pressroom - February 04, 2013

Craig Cohen Leaving WILL for Houston

Craig Cohen, Illinois Public Media’s director of news and public affairs, will be leaving the station Feb. 22 to take a job as host of a new talk show at Houston Public Media.

Danda Beard

WILL Pressroom - January 29, 2013

Danda Beard Named Development Director

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.

John Steinbacher

WILL Pressroom - November 05, 2012

Steinbacher Becomes Membership Director at Illinois Public Media

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.

David Gill, Rodney David, and John Hartman

WILL Pressroom - October 25, 2012

WILL Hosts 13th Congressional District Debate

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 Pressroom - 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 Pressroom - 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.

David Inge

WILL Pressroom - April 02, 2012

WILL’s Talk Show Staff Members to Retire

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.

Gibson City first graders classify mammals in a PBS LearningMedia activity.

WILL Pressroom - March 05, 2012

Ill. Public Broadcasting Stations Launch Service for Educators

Public television and public radio stations in Illinois have entered into an unprecedented partnership to create and launch Illinois PBS LearningMedia, a free, on-demand media resource designed to help PreK-12 educators integrate technology to teach core subjects in the classroom.

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