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Daniel Musisi

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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 Thursday, June 24, 2021. Our top story is about how nearly mid-way through the home season, the Peoria Chiefs' attendance numbers are down around 80 percent from their recent yearly average. But general manager Jason Mott says there's no cause for alarm.You'll also hear how movie theaters have been experiencing hardships for quite some time now, and the pandemic certainly hasn't helped. WCBU student reporter Olivia Streeter talks with Bradley Professor Cory Barker about the current state of cinemas.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, June 24, 2021. Our top story is about how nearly mid-way through the home season, the Peoria Chiefs' attendance numbers are down around 80 percent from their recent yearly average. But general manager Jason Mott says there's no cause for alarm.You'll also hear how movie theaters have been experiencing hardships for quite some time now, and the pandemic certainly hasn't helped. WCBU student reporter Olivia Streeter talks with Bradley Professor Cory Barker about the current state of cinemas.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria's Healthcare Collaborative is zeroing in on three major health issues impacting lower-income neighborhoods in the community. You'll also hear how June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ plus community. That means there's more rainbow flags out there showing their support. But for many local businesses, pride is year-round.
  • On this episode of Out and About, producer Daniel Musisi sits in for host Jenn Gordon and is joined by Contemporary Art Center of Peoria executive director William Butler to discuss its Juneteenth Celebration.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Our top story is about how residents of the historic Bishop Hill community northwest of Peoria are calling on the state to make needed repairs to its properties there. You'll also hear from Dave Koehler who has represented Peoria since 2006 in the State Senate, where he serves as assistant majority leader. The new legislative maps mean he would also represent parts of Bloomington-Normal. WCBU’s Christine Hatfield speaks with Koehler about how he'd bring the cities together as part of his work.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, Andrew Driscoll of the Broadway Lounge and Broadway veteran Bart Shatto join Jenn Gordon to talk about “Back to Broadway with Bart… and Friends” happening Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 at the Broadway Lounge. Find out about Bart’s unique connection to the Peoria region and how his start in community theatre was the first step on his journey to Broadway. For tickets and more information visit The Broadway Lounge.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, June 11, 2021. Our top story is about how the Village of Dunlap is set to acquire a portion of the Rock Island Trail from the state, with plans to improve access. You'll also hear how the future of mobility may lie in connected, autonomous, shared and electric tech. WCBU’s Tim Shelley speaks with Hanson Professional Services' Kurt Bialobreski, Philip Lockwood, and Distillery Labs CEO Paul Leamon, about the new Central Illinois Living Laboratory.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, June 10, 2021. Our top story is about how a Peoria Native is working to give back to his hometown by building relationships with students through his charity organization. You'll also hear how the Peoria Innovation Alliance has updated its strategic plan as it prepares to open a physical office later this month in the downtown Innovation District. WCBU Reporter Joe Deacon talks with executive director Jake Hamann about how the Innovation Alliance aims to help Peoria-area entrepreneurs.
  • Today’s programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsor Gary Jacob, wishing his lovely wife Kylie, a wonderful 16th anniversary.Learn how you can become a WCBU Day Sponsor.
  • Today’s programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsors Monica and Matt Hendrickson who are celebrating their anniversary.Learn how you can become a Day Sponsor.