Blake Haas is a central Illinois broadcaster, farmer, and investor and has spent many years in various positions at WJBC. A Clinton native, Haas grew up in central Illinois listening to WJBC as a kid with the likes of many Hall of Fame broadcasters blessing the airwaves in central Illinois with problems and solutions and the sponsor wheel.
While pursuing an associate’s degree at Lincoln College (Go Lynx’s!), Haas found his passion for broadcasting, where the station tapped him to be the team’s play-by-play voice. While a mediocre basketball player at heart, Haas found his love around the round ball and knew broadcasting was not only a dream but a passion.
Growing up in Clinton, Haas always heard about Illinois State University (Go ‘Birds!), where he would visit Redbird Arena to watch Men’s basketball games as a kid. After obtaining his degree, Haas soon transferred to ISU to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Communication, where he helped the ISU’s radio station, 103.3 WZND, win the Broadcast Education Signature Station Award for the best college radio station in the world. In addition, Haas achieved 5 Silver Dome Awards, 4 Society of Professional Journalist awards, and many others along the way.
His passion for broadcasting significantly grew during his senior year, when he decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Communication while learning the ropes at WJBC, where he now serves as the Afternoon Host.
In his free time, Haas loves to put his head in the books studying the ins and outs of Wall Street and watching over his farm in Macon County. Want to get in touch with him? Email him at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com.