People

  • Host / Production Manager

    Bob Meyer is in charge of production at NPR Illinois, and also serves as the station's main on-air host.  Bob joined the station in February of 2000.

  • Reporter/State of the State

    Brian Mackey covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago...

  • Let's Talk Kids Host

    Claudia Quigg is the Executive Director of Baby TALK and writes the Let's Talk Kids parenting segment and column that honor the expertise parents have about their own children a...

  • Nightsounds Host

    Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the

  • Bluegrass Breakdown Host

    Jennifer Ramm is a bluegrass musician and fan based in Springfield, Illinois.  Her love for the music began when she was growing up in Michigan and her family inadvertently attended a bluegrass festival.  She plays fiddle and sings with the Riv...

  • Lincoln Library Concert Host

    A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jim played in orchestras up to his beginning years in college starting with cornet and later violin. He went to Indiana University, got his degree in librarianship and now works as a reference librarian for 

  • Quiddity Founding Editor/Host

    An ardent foreign-adventurist with chronic and gravitational home-soil leanings, Joanna Beth Tweedy is the founding editor and host of Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program.

    In addition to her debut no...

  • Host, WUIS Classic

    Peter van de Graaff hosts the classical music programming on WUIS Classic.  He has hosted such nationwide broadcast series as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Piano Series, operas from the European Broadcasting Un...

  • Journalist / The Scene

    Read Rachel's "The Scene" blog.

    Rachel's reports focus on the arts, community, and diverse culture. She produces NPR Illinois' original program, Illinois Edition. She al...

  • Sangamon Valley Roots Revival Host/Bedrock 66 Live Producer
  • Managing Editor / Illinois Edition

    Chatham

    Advisory Board Ex-Officio

    Sean has led the NPR Illinois news operations since the fall of 2009. He replaced the only other person to do so in the station's history, Rich Bradley. Prior to taking over the...