Daniel Musisi | WGLT

Daniel Musisi

Daniel joined WCBU with eight years of experience in public radio, primarily in operations and engineering. He started out at WPFW - a Pacifica public radio station in Washington DC - as a remote broadcast engineer, before becoming an engineer and board operator for All Things Considered at NPR member station, WAMU. When he and his wife decided to relocate to Chicago, he landed a position as a master control engineer at WBEZ, Chicago Public Media. Five years later, Daniel and his wife Katie, moved their family to Peoria. They have a 2 year old daughter named Olive, and a new baby named Desmond. 
 
Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in audio production from American University in Washington, DC. He is also an accomplished DJ, with over 20 years of experience djing night clubs and special events including the world-renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the U.S. State Department, the White House, and the 2013 Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball. 
 
Daniel is also a vinyl record collector and a bicycle enthusiast, who has been known to bike in to WCBU in the dark, at 4:30 in the morning, to host Morning Edition. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 19, 2021. Our top story is about how hospitalizations are peaking at their highest levels since December in the Peoria area as COVID cases surge and it's putting strain on the area's healthcare system.

On this week's episode of Out and About, Dan Matisa and Mia Katz join us to talk about Bradley University's upcoming production of "The Importance of Being Earnest."

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 16, 2021. Our top story is about how a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to streamline the processes for the application and renewal of Firearms Owner Identification Cards and Concealed Carry licenses. You'll also hear how April is Stress Awareness Month and coping with COVID-19 has produced a great deal of stress for many people over the past year.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 15, 2021. Our top story is about how health care professionals are telling people not to lose faith in COVID-19 vaccines following this week's pausing of the Johnson & Johnson single dose option.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Our top story is about how COVID-19 variants are now becoming more commonplace. You'll also hear how pediatricians have noticed a spike in childhood obesity rates over the past year. Doctors think the pandemic could be a contributing factor.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Our top story is about how the transformation of a family-owned sporting goods store on the square in Washington is generating some buzz. You'll also hear how 70 percent of the Tri-County population say they're ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But that statistic masks much higher hesitancy rates among Black and Latin-x populations.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 12, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria area has become a national COVID-19 hotspot in recent weeks, and much of that activity is being attributed to younger people. You'll also hear how Minor League baseball is less than a month away from returning to Peoria after COVID-19 wiped out last year's season.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra David Commanday joins Jenn Gordon to talk about Beethoven’s incomparable 5

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 9, 2021. Our top story is about how local wineries are hoping to bounce back after a difficult year.  You'll also hear how live event and performance spaces are beginning to make a big comeback after being closed due to the pandemic. 

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Apr 8, 2021

Today's programming is made possible in part by WGLT Day Sponsor Dee Hinrichsen in memory of her husband Dan on what would have been his 61st birthday. An ISU alum and employee, Dan started listening to WGLT early in his marriage to Dee almost 36 years ago.

Learn how you can become a WGLT Day Sponsor.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 8, 2021. Our top story is about how it will take at least another two weeks to determine who will be Peoria's next mayor.  You'll also hear from Mayor Jim Ardis. For the first time in 22 years, he won't be a part of Peoria city government.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria mayoral race is still too close to call. Tim Shelley tells us where we're at in the process, and what needs to happen to determine the winner. You'll also hear how lawmakers want to change how people get insurance company approval before medical treatment. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Our top story is about how the Housing Authority of Champaign County's newest affordable housing complex is in Henry, a river town about an hour due north of Peoria. You'll also hear how Dr. Harold Kasimow was just 3 years old when the Germans took control of his Polish village.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 5, 2021. Our top story is about how four Bradley seniors have launched the "Bring the Beat" program to add music to an after-school program at the Proctor Center. You'll also hear how small towns across the country looking to brand their community have learned the importance of recalling hometown heroes.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, John Heintzman and Hattie Lee join host Jenn Gordon to talk about “Bound Together: Cultural Patterns”. The show features a collection of Hattie Lee’s mixed-media work influenced by her own ancestry. As a registered member of the Cherokee Nation she is influenced by her great grandmother’s heritage and stories, and desires to continue that legacy in her family.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 2, 2021. Our top story is about how a network of volunteers keep watchful eyes on water quality in streams and rivers across Illinois, and you'll soon have a chance to join them. You'll also hear how on Tuesday, voters in Washington will make city history in choosing their mayor for the next four years. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 1, 2021. Our top story is about how Representative Darin LaHood says the COVID-19 vaccine offers the best path back to normalcy. You'll also hear how Democratic lawmakers serving Peoria at both the state and federal levels are putting their support behind a variety of LGBTQ bills. Community members are sharing what those bills would mean to them.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Our top story is about how several Peoria City Council candidates say the most important quality they want in the city's next police chief is effective communication.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Our top story is about how a new air conditioning system at one Peoria County high school hinges on whether voters are willing to accept a property tax increase. You'll also hear from Bradley University professor Brad Andersch, who is researching ways to combat drug-resistant bacteria.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 29, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria City/County Health Department is receiving its first batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, and how they'll be deployed.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, William Butler joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the two current exhibits up at the Contemporary Art Center Guns in America and Making Faces at the World.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 26, 2021. Our top story is about how with Peoria Stadium in need of major repairs, a multi-million-dollar effort is underway to modernize and revitalize the historic venue. And with a local election around the corner, you'll also hear how Peorians can rest assured that registering to vote and casting a ballot is easy because of Illinois' election laws.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 25, 2021. Our top story is about how the Pekin and Hollis school districts are touting Central Illinois' first electric buses.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Our top story is about how uncertainty over the ongoing redistricting process was a main topic at a Senate hearing focusing on West Central Illinois needs over the next ten years.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Our top story is about how last Friday was Match Day for fourth-year medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Tim Shelley tells us how one student navigated this past year amidst the pandemic. You'll also hear how an Illinois state representative wants to ban violent video games.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 22, 2021. Our top story is about how a recently formed non-profit organization wants to bring youth baseball to Peoria's neighborhoods. You'll also hear how with work on the Interstate 74 Murray Baker Bridge complete, the Illinois Department of Transportation is focusing its attention on a new span three miles northeast. 

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Scott Kanoff and Grace Sergott join host Jenn Gordon to talk about Bradley University’s theatrical production of “Good Kids”. The searing and timely play by Naomi Iizuka is based on a highly publicized sexual assault involving Steubenville, Ohio high school students in 2012. Bradley University Senior Grace Sergott directs the production with performances being live streamed from March 24 – 27, with on demand viewing options available from March 31 to April 4.

*This production includes strong language and involves intense adult themes.*

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 19, 2021. Our top story is about how the Bradley women's basketball team is just a few days away from making school history when they take the court in an NCAA Tournament game for the first time ever.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 18, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley University is returning to a more traditional, in-person education this fall as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. WCBU's Tim Shelley spoke with University President Stephen Standifird about the Hilltop's transition back to normalcy.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley University President Stephen Standifird has fulfilled one of his promises made to the Bradley community - to improve diversity and inclusion in the wake of the George Floyd protests.

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