Longtime radio staple in Champaign-Urbana Brian Moline will join WILL as their new host of Morning Edition. You might recognize Moline from the pre and post-game shows for Illini Basketball and Football.
From the release:
Brian Moline, who has been a news and sports host at WDWS/WHMS/WKIO radio in Champaign for the past 15 years, will join the staff of WILL Radio as Morning Edition host. He begins work June 1 and will be on the air soon after.
Moline hosted and produced the weekday WDWS News Hour, SportsTalk, and postgame shows for University of Illinois football and men’s basketball. He was also a play-by-play commentator for Illini sports, high school sports and Little League baseball broadcasts.
Scott Cameron, Illinois Public Media director of news and public affairs, said he believes Moline will make an immediate impact at WILL and increase the capacity of the newsroom. “Brian’s been immersed in the community for years and understands the topics and issues that affect all of us in central Illinois. His news experience and energy will help make Morning Edition even more responsive and relevant.”
Moline said the opportunity to be a part of Morning Edition on WILL-AM and WILL-FM was one he couldn’t pass up. “The chance to focus all my energies on one show is something I haven’t had before. I’m looking forward to channeling everything into that show and making it the best show possible.”
He’s a longtime fan of Morning Edition and NPR, and began listening to public radio in high school in Cedar Falls, Iowa, when it was the only place on the dial he could hear jazz.
Moline replaces Jim Meadows, who will return to full-time reporting for WILL.