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Blake’s Busch Stadium Opening Day Takeover

Blake’s Busch Stadium Opening Day Takeover

Opening Day is here, with legendary home runs and a legendary station. But this year, WJBC takes over Busch Stadium in St. Louis. For the Cardinals first home game on April 4 – it’s Blake’s Busch Stadium Opening Day Takeover. WJBC’s Afternoon Host Blake will be broadcasting live from Busch Stadium. You can hear conversations…MORE

WJBC’s Ultimate Winter Warm Up with Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, & Electric

WJBC’s Ultimate Winter Warm Up with Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, & Electric

Are you warm enough this winter? How about were you cool enough last summer? Starting Jan. 25, be listening to AM 1230, FM 102.1 and for your chance to qualify and you could win a brand new $13,000 heating and air-conditioning system from Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, & Electric in the WJBC Ultimate Winter Warmup contest!…MORE


Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…