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Jody Holtz

Assistant Development Director / Assistant Program Director

Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant program and development director, All Things Considered host, as well as the producer of WCBU’s arts and culture podcast Out and About.

Jody joined the station in 2021, first as an intern while studying at Bradley University. After graduating with a degree in Theatre Arts and Television Arts, she joined the staff full-time in 2022.

Jody has always worked in non-profits and enjoys meeting and covering the people who make Peoria a great place to live, learn, work and play. She continues to be involved in the area’s local community theatres as a director and actor.

  • On this week's episode of Out and About, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois chats with local musician Barry Cloyd about a series of must-see upcoming performances.
  • On this week's episode of Out and About, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois chats with local musician Barry Cloyd about a series of must-see upcoming performances.
  • Today’s programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsor Gary Jacob wishing his lovely wife Kylie a wonderful 19th 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 wedding anniversary. Learn how you can become a WCBU Day Sponsor.
  • Today’s programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsor and local history guide Marilyn Leyland inviting you to the Peoria Historical Society Hop On History bus tours, Saturdays in June at 10:15 a.m. at the Riverfront Market! Just $15 for a 45-minute tour. Learn how you can become a WCBU Day Sponsor.
  • Today's programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsor Sophia's Kitchen in honor of the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the poor. Sophia’s Kitchen, next to St. Joseph Church, feeds 400 or more people sack lunches each day. Click here for more information. Learn how you can become a WCBU Day Sponsor.
  • Today’s programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsor Alan Kenworthy inviting you to experience the Caterpillar Employees Big Band at the free summer concert on the square in Metamora this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Learn how you can become a WCBU Day Sponsor.
  • On this week's episode of Out and About, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois talks with nationally renowned artist Alfred Conteh about the unveiling of his new painting The Unseen Majority.
  • On this week's episode of Out and About, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois talks with nationally renowned artist Alfred Conteh about the unveiling of his new painting The Unseen Majority.
  • Today’s programming is made possible in part by WCBU Day Sponsor Elaine Chapman in honor of her husband Dennis Backstrom on their 49th wedding anniversary. WCBU is their go-to station for news, entertainment, insightful interviews, and music, and they hope to listen for years to come. Learn how you can become a WCBU Day Sponsor.