R.C. McBride

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, and talk show host. R.C. won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for best radio newscast in 2002, the same year he moved into the WJBC Program Director’s office. He served as PD until 2012,  with the station winning two Marconi Awards as National Radio Station of the Year during his tenure in that position.

In 2012 R.C. signed on with Illinois State University as Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, overseeing the University’s flagship social media platforms, video department and trademark licensing program. He held that position with the University while also serving as GLT’s Interim General Manager during 2016 before assuming the GM role on a permanent basis effective January 1, 2017.

An alum of ISU, R.C. served on the Normal Planning Commission from 2006 to 2015 and was elected to the non-partisan Normal Town Council in 2015. He lives in Normal with his wife Christy and their three daughters. He is lifelong Cubs fan who believes optimism is rewarded (eventually). 

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As enthusiasm for the Chicago Cubs run to the World Series has roared across the country, so has the omnipresence of the Cubs theme song penned by the late Steve Goodman.   But there's an interesting back story to how that song became the teams OFFICIAL theme song.  

Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors who are friends of the Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity student chapters. They encourage you to participate in Big Tip Tuesday tomorrow at the Coffeehouse, the Coffee Hound and the Garlic Press Market Cafe in Uptown Normal. Your tips will help fund the twenty-third Habitat Collegiate Home.

Bill LaBounty 3/31/16

Mar 18, 2016

Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsor Bill LaBounty congratulating McLean County Museum of History Executive Director Greg Koos on his retirement after 39 years of leadership, preservation, and vision. A farewell open house is today from four to seven at the Museum. Learn how you can support local history education at mchistory.org.

Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Orlyn and Jana Edge, who are celebrating Orlyn’s 77th birthday. Orlyn and Jana thank GLT for nurturing good conversations and Saturday morning smiles in their home. 

Dan Deneen 3/17/2016

Mar 15, 2016

Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsor Dan Deneen, sending St Patrick’s Day greetings to his Irish rose, Paula Crowley Deneen and their son Patrick Crowley Deneen.

Anonymous 3/7/2016

Mar 4, 2016

Today's programming is made possible in part by anonymous GLT Day Sponsors who are commemorating their wedding anniversary.  Their passion for the blues—and for one another—grows deeper with each passing year. 

Today’s programming is made possible in part by the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence and by NO MORE Week, March 6-12. NO MORE is a national grassroots action aimed at making domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round. Learn more at NOMORE.org.

Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Janet and Stephen Krejci, who thank our student athletes and our Athletics Staff for all they do.  Go Birds!

Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Janet and Stephen Krejci, who thank the faculty, staff and students of Illinois State University for their passion and daily commitment to excellence that makes this institution incredible.

Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Tami Martin and Roger Day, who celebrate Pi Day every year on 3.14, which is today, March 14. The irrational number "pi" is a symbol of the beauty and intrigue of mathematics. Tami and Roger encourage all listeners to join them in celebrating and supporting mathematics education locally and globally.

Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Susan and Chris Prendergast, inviting listeners to join them as lending members of Green Top, a community-owned grocery store featuring locally grown food. Green Top will create new jobs, keep money in our community and improve access to healthy food. Susan and Chris encourage you to help make Green Top happen. Learn more at GreenTopGrocery.com.

Ben Paxton 2/6/16

Feb 1, 2016

Today’s programming is made possible in part by Day Sponsor and GLT General Manager Emeritus, Ben Paxton, celebrating today’s 50th  anniversary of GLT’s first broadcast with a thank you to current staff and to the listeners who have kept GLT going strong for five decades.  

Linda Kimber 1/25/16

Jan 15, 2016

Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsor Linda Kimber honoring her parents, Wayne and Sandra Kimber, as they celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary.