Marketing & Technology Intern
Statehouse Bureau Chief/ Leadership Blog


Read Amanda's "Leadership" blog.

Amanda Vinicky has covered Illinois politics and government for WUIS and the Illinois Public Radio network since...

Photography Intern
WUIS Production Intern
Host/Operations Manager/Production Manager

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

He can be reached at 217-206-6409.

Reporter/ State of the State Blog

Read Brian Mackey's "State of the State" blog.

Brian Mackey covers state government and politics for Illinois Issues magazine, WUIS and a dozen other public...

Graduate Research Assistant
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...

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

Reporter/ Education Desk Blog


Student Worker, Business Support
Chief Engineer


Executive Editor/ Past Due Blog


Read Jamey's "Past Due" blog.

No other publication explains Illinois as well as Illinois Issues.  No other publication has the audience of ...

Bluegrass Breakdown Host
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 Founder/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...

Host & Production Assistant

Josh worked as digital fundraiser coordinator in 2014 from January to April and has now been a host and production assistant since September. 

Marketing & Technology Intern
Digital Development Assistant

Kristen is a full time undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Springfield. She is studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and will graduate following the Summer 2015 semester.

In addition to her...

Managing Editor/ Code Switch Illinois Blog

Read Maureen's "Code Switch Illinois" blog.

Maureen Foertsch McKinney is a lead editor of Illinois Issues' feature articles, working with freelance...

Illinois Issues Marketing Student Worker
Marketing & Membership


WUIS Campus & Community Council
Secretary - Ex-Officio Member

Rachel’s professional experience includes marketing, advertising, and management in healthcare, media, and the nonprofit industry.   She has a...

Reporter/ The Scene Blog


Read Rachel's "The Scene" blog.

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

General Manager/Publisher


WUIS Campus & Community Council 
Chair - Ex-Officio Member

Randy became WUIS' general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008.  With the 2014 merger with

Director of Finance


Sangamon Valley Roots Revival Host/Bedrock 66 Live Producer
Content Director/ Illinois Edition


Sean has been News Director for WUIS since the fall of 2009. He replaced the only other person to hold that title in the station's history, Rich Bradley. Prior to taking over the News Department, Sean worked as Statehouse...

Business Manager