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).