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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. 

This week on Out and About, Doug and Eileen Leunig (founders of Big Picture) and Trent Miles, join host Jenn Gordon to talk about “Giving Voice” an online magazine featuring articles, videos, and podcasts submitted by youth in our community.  The students will work with a professional writer and mentor to hone their writing skills, and they will be paid for published articles.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 25, 2020. Our top story is about Bradley University assistant professor Tim Hutchings' new game book, Thousand-Year-Old Vampire. It recently sold out upon release.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 24, 2020. Our top story is about how Peoria County voters can drop off their ballots at a new dropbox. You'll also hear from former Illinois Governor George Ryan who has written a book about his moratorium on executions and the commutation of capital sentences.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Our top story is about how an initiative to rename six Peoria Public Schools buildings will move forward, but the process won't be rushed. You'll also hear how the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in East Peoria today.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Our top story is about how Governor J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced that the state of Illinois has surpassed 5 million COVID tests since the beginning of the pandemic. You'll also hear from Cody Maddock, a community-based therapy supervisor for UnityPlace.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, September 21, 2020. Our top story is about how local election officials have been reassuring citizens that they are not obligated to vote by mail in November.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Shannon Cox and Kim Sanders of the Peoria Art Guild join host Jenn Gordon to talk about the 58th Annual Peoria Fine Art Fair.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 18, 2020. Our top story is about how small private institutions like Bradley University and Knox College have revamped their usual procedures to stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus. You'll also hear about the Peoria Southside Farmers Market and you'll learn how this food access and business development project came about, and where it's headed.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 17, 2020. Our top story is about how Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson says they're keeping a close eye on Bradley University, to see if the two-week all-student quarantine is getting the COVID-19 spread under control.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Our top story is about how Zion Coffee Bar is working with the Dream Center and Jolt Harm Reduction to provide a basic service for individuals in the city experiencing homelessness. You'll also hear from Eureka College President Jamel Wright, who talks about how Eureka College is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Our top story is about how emotional support animals have proven time and time again to provide feelings of comfort and stress relief for their owners. And pet adoption agencies across the nation have seen an increase in adoption numbers.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, September 14, 2020. Our top story is about how Governor J.B. Pritzker says Bradley University did the right thing in ordering a two week quarantine after the campus saw a spike in COVID-19 cases.

This week on Out and About, Preston Jackson and William Butler join Jenn Gordon to talk about their joint exhibit, Walking the Line

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 11, 2020. Our top story is about how the Peoria Public Library is joining a growing number of public libraries across the country adopting a fine-free policy. You'll also hear from Kirby Winn, public relations manager for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which serves Central Illinois.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 10, 2020. Our top story is about how Bradley University is ordering all students to quarantine in place for two weeks to limit COVID-19 exposures. You'll also hear how the Community Health Partnership of Illinois operates migrant clinics at several locations in central and northern Illinois.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Our top story is about how despite recent sorting machine removals, U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says she's confident the Post Office can handle large numbers of mail-in ballots this November. You'll also hear from Gloria Clark-Jackson, sister of the late Mark Clark, founder of the Peoria Black Panthers.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

This week on Out and About, Dr. Elsburgh Clarke joins Jenn Gordon to talk about his photography exhibit on display at the Peoria Art Guild. Dr. Clarke is an Emergency Medical Professional, as well as a skilled photographer. His photography captures the dangerous and intense work that local firefighters experience when responding to a fire.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 4, 2020. Our top story is about how the class of 2020 has had a lot taken from them during this pandemic.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 3, 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, August 31, 2020.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, internationally acclaimed storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis joins Jenn Gordon to talk about his stories are reaching new audiences through a weekly podcast series, YouTube Channel, and a collaboration with WTVP’s Remote Channel. Brain’s stories include folklore, ecology, and history.  He also has books and lesson plans to accompany audio and video platforms to help teachers and parents with online/remote learning curriculum.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, August 28, 2020. Our top story is about how U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says biofuels need reinforcement, after years of small refinery waivers forced corn and ethanol distillers to take a big economic hit.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, August 27, 2020.

The new host of NPR’s 1A, heard weekdays at 9 a.m. on WCBU and WGLT, has been in the host chair for nearly two months now. Jenn White is the show’s second host, succeeding Joshua Johnson. WCBU’s Daniel Musisi chatted with his friend and former colleague, and she told him about being introduced to public radio by way of a quirky funny show called Car Talk. She talked about the many hats she’s worn in her two decades in public radio, and about her approach as a Black woman and host of a national public radio program.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, August 24, 2020.

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