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Jody Holtz

Assistant Program Director / Host

Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant program director and host of WCBU's newsmagazine All Things Peoria and WCBU's morning news podcast On Deck.

Jody joined the station in 2021, first as an intern while studying at Bradley University. She joined the staff full-time in 2022.

  • In today's episode, you'll hear about the heated debate over gas stoves. And hear about new research into whether wearable sensors could help avert workplace injuries. Plus, an interview with at-large Peoria City Council candidate Mike Vespa about why he's running.
  • Whether you’re looking to add a bit more movement to your routine in the new year, or perhaps you’re new to the area and in search of a gym buddy, the Greater Peoria area boasts plenty of fitness options that not only get your heart rate up, but provide a community of support to help with challenges — both inside and outside the gym.
  • In today's episode, you'll hear from the leaders and participants of various fitness facilities in Greater Peoria that focus on building community both inside and outside the gym...as WCBU's continues our Welcome Home series.
  • In today's episode, you'll hear about the latest projects at the Peoria International Airport. And WCBU's Collin Schopp asks the U.S. Geological Service about their plans to survey the Illinois River basin via a low-flying helicopter. Plus, on this week's episode of Out and About David Commanday, artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, talks about the HFO's upcoming concert, West Side Stories.
  • In today's episode, you'll get a roundup of everything we know about the Peoria Planned Parenthood arson incident. And Peorian James Kemper drops in to talk about his philosophical science fiction novel, "Imagine There's No". Plus, an interview with newly-appointed Republican state senator Tom Bennett.
  • Imagine a world where there’s no religion, no boundaries, no money, and everyone had everything they could ever want or need, thanks to artificial intelligence. That’s the idea Peorian James Kemper explores in his new philosophical science fiction novel, "Imagine There’s No."
  • On this week's episode of Out and About David Commanday, artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, joins Jody Holtz in the studio to talk about the HFO's upcoming concert, 'West Side Stories'.
  • On this week's episode of Out and About David Commanday, artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, joins Jody Holtz in the studio to talk about the HFO's upcoming concert, 'West Side Stories'.
  • In today's episode, you'll hear about a new study from an Illinois nonprofit on regenerative agriculture. And find out why obstetrics services are disappearing from rural Illinois hospitals. Plus, an interview with Dr. James Barnett of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria's Rural Student Physician Program about the effort to keep rural health care sustainable.
  • In today's episode, what you need to know about the snowfall expected to hit the Peoria area overnight. And hear what's being done to keep Illinois teachers safe after an uptick in K-12 violence. Also, hear about the cross-cultural opera performance happening at the Peoria Riverfront Museum this Saturday. Plus, an interview with Pastor Clara Underwood-Forman as part of our ongoing look at the ten candidates running for Peoria City Council in April.