Jeff Williams

Associate Director for Radio

Jeff Williams is the Associate Director for Radio and Station Manager for WSIU Radio.  Jeff is a native of southern Illinois and has been in broadcasting for nearly 30 years.    After graduating with a degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he worked in radio and television news in Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. before returning to WSIU Radio in 1997, as Morning Edition anchor/reporter.  Jeff served as News Director from 2001 to 2015. He assumed Station Manager duties in 2004.   WSIU is operated by Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  It  signed on the air in September 1958.  

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WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday morning, November 1, 2017.

book cover for Saigon Kids
Mango Publishing

The Vietnam War was a time of much change in America that still echos through our country's culture nearly 50 years later.  Les Arbuckle spent nearly two years of his life growing up in Saigon at the start of the Vietnam War. His father was stationed there and signed on the air Saigon's Armed Forces Radio station. Arbucfkle talks with WSIU's Jeff Williams about being a teenager in Saigon and his new memoir, Saigon Kids: An American Military Brat comes of Age in 1960's Vietnam.

More of the Conversation with Les Arbuckle:

  Tonight on WSIU - Prime time TV listings for Thursday, May 25, 2017.

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WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Monday, May 22, 2017.

Tonight on WSIU - Prime time TV listings for Thursday, May 18, 2017.

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WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news as well as the region's weather for Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Tonight on WSIU - Prime time TV listings for Thursday, May 11, 2017.

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National Geographic

The May cover story for National Geographic Magazine is Genius.    Author and journalist Claudia Kalb delves into the issue exploring where geniuses come from.  And, what role does society play in their development or is genius simply a genetic lottery?  

WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Kalb about those questions and more for this edition of In The Author’s Voice. 

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WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017.

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