People

  • Acousticity Host, General Manager Emeritus

    Bruce Bergethon was GLT general manager from 1990 to 2015. He has degrees in mass communications and anthropology, and taught media management, broadcast programming, film studies and advertising at Illinois State and New Mexico State...

  • News Director

    GLT News Director Charlie Schlenker grew up in Rock Island, Illinois and graduated from Augustana College. He has spent more than three decades in radio and has won numerous state and national awards for journalism. He lives in Normal with his...

  • Correspondent

    Colleen has spent most of her adult life working the streets and beats of Bloomington-Normal for WJBC-AM where she won numerous reporting awards for hard news, feature writing, and breaking news coverage.

    Reynolds was twice named the...

  • Radio Munson Host

    Don has entertained central Illinois radio listeners for nearly 50 years. He helped build the radio powerhouse WJBC and spent most of his career there. During his tenure as program director, WJBC was the highest rated AM radio station in the...

  • Music Director/Morning Edition Host

    Not a hunter, skier, ice fisherman or hockey player, Northern Minnesota native Jon Norton has adapted well to what he considers the warm climate of Central Illinois.

    After 20+ years in commercial radio, he's also "adapted" well to...

  • News Reporter

    After traveling the country for PBS-TV for the past 15 years, Judy Valente was looking for a new challenge. She is delighted to have found one WGLT as a member of the GLT news team, allowing her to grow here in Normal where she is planted. Judy...

  • Features Reporter/All Things Considered Host

    Reporter, content producer and All Things Considered host, Laura Kennedy is a native of the Midwest who occasionally affects an English accent just for the heck of it. Related to two U.S. Presidents, Kennedy appalled her family by going into...

  • Events Director

    Originally from a Chicago suburb, Linda Healy came to Normal in the 70’s where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at Illinois State University. Two years out of school, Healy turned her art degree into a career as owner of The Ram, a...

  • Business Support Manager

    A longtime listener and supporter of GLT, Liz joined the staff in 2016 as business support manager, working to grow our partnerships with local businesses and organizations. Liz enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories, and sharing her...

  • Chief Engineer

    Born and raised in central Illinois, Mark graduated from Bloomington High School in 1977. Following the allure of radio, Mark enrolled at Brown College in Minneapolis. After several stints on the air, it was apparent that Mark was better suited...

  • Program Director

    Mike has been interested in radio for about as long as he can remember. He has a resume dotted with commercial radio and TV news experience and was first on air at Kansas State University's college station, KSDB. He started at GLT in December...

  • Broadcast Assistant

    Nicole Welsh is an Illinois State University graduate, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Communication. She got her start in radio during her studies at ISU's student radio station, WZND, and she knew right away that radio is where...

  • Individual Giving Director

    Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Pat studied theatre at Northern Illinois University before following her passion for books to her first career: managing Barbara's Bookstores in Chicago. Over the years she built new bookstores, renovated...

  • General Manager

    R.C. began his broadcast career at WDAN/WDNL in his hometown of Danville, Illinois in 1990 while still a high school student. In 1997 he started at WJBC (replacing Charlie Schlenker!) where he worked as reporter/anchor, play by play broadcaster...

  • Reporter

    Ryan Denham started his career as a copy editor and later business and city government reporter at The Pantagraph in 2006. He later worked for WJBC radio in Bloomington. He now works in website development for Illinois State University...

  • Broadcast Technologist

    Travis joined the GLT staff in 2007 as assistant to the general manager after serving five years as a broadcast journalist, radio host, and public affairs specialist for the U.S. Navy.  Promoted to the engineering staff in 2009, he manages all...

  • News Director Emeritus

    Willis is a Bloomington, IL, native. During his senior year at Bloomington High School, he finished third in the "Radio Speaking" division of the state speech contest, the only year he competed.

    Willis began his radio career in 1975 at a...