Marc Strauss

Marc Strauss came to WJBC after spending 32 years as an award-winning sportscaster and news reporter at WEEK-TV, the NBC affiliate in Peoria, Illinois.

He’s an outstanding storyteller and has been recognized on multiple occasions by the Associated Press for his sports coverage and by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for his play by play skills.

Marc worked at WTSO Radio in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was the play-by-play voice of the University of Wisconsin Hockey team from 1981 through 1984, documenting the Badgers’ 1983 NCAA Championship on the radio.

Marc began his broadcasting career as a college student working at campus radio station KCLC and learning the ropes as an intern at KMOX Radio in St. Louis.

Marc is married and has two children.

Blogs

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…