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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. 

With the region's move back to Tier 1 COVID mitigations, some Peoria restaurants are offering indoor dining as an option for the first time in weeks.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria area will roll out the next phase of coronavirus vaccines to frontline essential workers and people age 65 and older starting this week. You'll also hear how about ten thousand workers across more than a dozen Illinois hospitals run by OSF HealthCare have received the firest dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Soprano Michelle Areyzaga and Maestro George Stelluto join host Jenn Gordon to talk about the Poeria Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert entitled “Curtain Up! A Broadway Matinee”. The performance airs Sunday, January 17 at 3pm on WTVP World 47.3.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 15, 2021.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 14, 2021. Our top story is about how analysts say auto sales dipped by 15 percent last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, January 11, 2021. Our top story is about how many Tri-County area public safety personnel are among the first wave of people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations. You'll also hear from Tazewell County Republican Chairman Jim Rule.

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Hannah Ramlo of Soulside Healing Arts joins Jenn Gordon to talk about wellness, mindfulness, and how the WellFest virtual festival can help you start the New Year with a holistic approach to your health.

  

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 8, 2021. Our top story is about how Illinois House Republicans will make another effort to tackle redistricting during the upcoming session of the General Assembly. You'll also hear from Barb Hoffman, a travel agent for Direct Travel in Peoria, who said 2020 was a year like no other when it came to her industry.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 7, 2021. Our top story is about how Illinois' congressional delegation took shelter, as pro-Trump extremists breached the Capitol building.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Our top story is about how collective trauma healing and Black mental health are among the presentation topics this weekend in a Peoria-based virtual wellness seminar hosted by Soulside Healing Arts.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Our top story is about how members of the Illinois House Republican caucus say they're open to discussing remote legislating this year, but bipartisan talks are ongoing. You'll also hear from Manual High School senior Amir Sykes. He is serving his second term on the Illinois State Board of Education's Student Advisory Council.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, January 4, 2021. Our top story is about how the April 6th consolidated election will include one contested race for a seat on the Peoria Public Schools Board of Education. You'll also hear about how an ultraviolet robot under development in Peoria could be an affordable and safe sanitization option for hospitals, offices, and other indoor spaces.

On this week’s episode of Out & About Jenn Gordon talks to Megan Johnston, Anna Oxborrow, and Chris Peterlin from Corn Stock Theatre about "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”. It's a clever take on the holiday cinematic classic, where  the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Seven actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done by two Foley artists.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Our top story is about how wetland construction along the Mackinaw River makes a huge difference in restoring local water systems. But the conservation group working to make that happen faces issues with funding and getting landowners on board. You'll also hear from Peoria International Airport director Gene Olson. The pandemic has hit the travel industry hard in 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Our top story is about how one West Bluff resident's generosity through COVID-19 is now coming around full circle. You'll also hear a follow up with Peoria High School senior Imani Abdul. She was one of the members of the Woodruff Career and Technical Center's culinary team. The team had won the ProStart state competition last March, but were denied a chance to attend the national competition due to the pandemic.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, December 21, 2020. Our top story is about how the Illinois eviction moratorium has been extended another month. But eventually, it will end. Tim Shelley spoke with Prairie State Legal Services attorney Katie Pinter about the onslaught of cases they're expecting when that happens. You'll also hear how tonight, Saturn and Jupiter will be close enough to each other that they can be perceived as one bright star.

This week on Out and About, Maestro George Stelluto talks with Jenn Gordon about the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s December Concert: A Season of Hope. The concert combines select musical offerings with inspirational messages from religious leaders in our community. A free performance will be broadcast on WTVP’s Create station 47.4 on Saturday, December 19 at 8PM.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, December 18, 2020. Our top story is about how Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion will retire next month after 26 years with the department and nearly three years as its leader.  You'll also hear how quarantining from COVID-19 has allowed more time to take up new hobbies like arts and crafts. You'll hear how that's been great for some area businesses.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, December 17, 2020. Our top story is about how holiday traditions look a bit different this year, but celebrations and traditions like Hanukkah are still continuing to happen in their own ways. You'll also hear from Jukebox Comedy Club owner Dan Conlin. The day the laughter dies could soon be here in Peoria, as Conlin warns this latest temporary closure could become permanent.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Our top story is about how some of the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered to health care workers Tuesday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  You'll also hear from Peoria Journal Star sports reporter Dave Reynolds. He recently concluded a 38-year run with the Journal Star, covering Bradley men's basketball since 1990. He has also witnessed high school basketball championships and saw several future star athletes come through the area.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Our top story is about how the Peoria City Council will vote to approve a consent decree with the U.S. EPA after 14 years of negotiations over the city's Combined Sewer Overflow problems.  You'll also hear from Dr. Samuel Sears, OSF HealthCare's director of Behavioral Health Physician Services. He talks about the toll of the pandemic on health workers, and how he's helping to manage the resulting stress and tension.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, December 14, 2020. Our top story is about how the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in Central Illinois very soon.  You'll also hear how it's not just high school athletes feeling the scholarship pinch during the pandemic. The culinary team at Woodruff Career and Technical Center took first place in the restaurant management category at the Illinois ProStart Invitational last March, just days before the governor's first stay-at-home order.

On this week’s episode of Out & About, Jenn Gordon talks with Scott Kanoff and Dan Matisa from the Bradley University Theatre Department. Daniel adapted Charles Dickens’ classic holiday novella into a radio play production, which is now available to listen to on-demand as part of the WCBU Presents performance series. Listen to A Christmas Carol A Radio Play

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, December 11, 2020. Our top story is about how a new cutting-edge treatment aimed at reducing hospital admissions for high-risk COVID-19 patients is now available in central Illinois.  You'll also hear from Congressman Darin LaHood, who says getting a new coronavirus relief package passed remains his top priority this month, even if it means he has to stay in Washington, D.C. until it gets done.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, December 10, 2020. Our top story is about how the peak of the Geminid meteor shower is fast approaching, so you may want to take some time to look at the night sky on the night of December 13th or the early morning of the 14th.  You'll also hear from mayoral candidate and councilman, Jim Montelongo. After more than a decade on the Peoria City Council, Montelongo believes he is the best choice to follow Jim Ardis as the city's mayor.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Our top story is about how those experiencing homelessness are at a greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. You'll find out who's helping this vulnerable population here in Peoria - and how they're asking you to help. You'll also hear from Bradley University President Stephen Standifird. Bradley University's fall semester during the COVID-19 pandemic was unlike any other in the school's history.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Our top story is about how two of the seven candidates running for Mayor of Peoria are defending the validity of their nominating petitions. You'll also hear how Distillery Labs, the technology and innovation center coming to downtown Peoria, has its first executive director. WCBU reporter Joe Deacon talks with Paul Leamon, who will begin his role as executive director in the first week in January and will take on the task of launching the facility by the end of 2021.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, December 7, 2020. Our top story is about how COVID-19 has drastically changed the way research and education have been conducted. Researchers and educators everywhere have had to become more innovative in their practices to ensure success. You'll also hear how the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and OSF HealthCare are finding some early success using virtual reality technology to remotely train medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

On this week’s episode of Out and About, host Jenn Gordon is joined by William Butler of the Contemporary Art Center to talk about A Small Wonder Gift Shop - a unique pop-up shopping experience at the Contemporary Art Center where you can safely peruse and buy art from over 40 local artists in time for the holidays.

A Small Wonder Gift Shop

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, December 4, 2020. Our top story is about how the traditional bell ringing for the Peoria Area Salvation Army is quiet for now, as potential COVID-19 exposure has left the Red Kettle collection stations unmanned. You'll also hear how during the first three months of the pandemic, the number of Americans dying - not just from COVID-19 - increased compared to previous years. That’s according to a recent study led by University of Illinois researchers, involving CDC data.

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