Wendell P

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Wendell P.
Wendell P. Haywood
 
Although I joined the broadcast crew in April 2018, radio has been a jump back to a dream come true.    
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I worked in several jobs including as a technician/park ranger with the White House tour program.  I found my way into radio during my college days at Norfolk State University in Virginia in the late 70’s. The broadcasting bug bit again in the early 80’s leading to a grave yard shift on a radio program in Maryland while starting a career in insurance operations.   Time flies when you’re having fun.  After nearly 37 years in insurance and living in Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and twice in Bloomington, Illinois, I retired and started my radio career again with WJBC on Sunday mornings.
I have five boys all with college degrees and six grandchildren. 

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Everyone counts and you could make the difference

By Mike Matejka How many federal dollars will there be for road repairs?  To feed hungry families?  How many Illinois representatives will there be in Congress?  Are Illinois communities going to get their fair share? There’s only one way to ensure our community gets treated properly – answer the census. The every ten year U.S. census,…

Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…