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 became News Director in 2001 and 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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Tonight on WSIU - Primetime WSIU TV listings for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Welcome to this Edition of In The Author's Voice.  In 1980 Jonathan Sanger's first feature film debuted.  That movie was The Elephant Man.   It starred John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins and John Gielgud.  It also helped launch the career of director David Lynch.

Jonathan Sanger is out with a new memoir, Making The Elephant Man.   WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Sanger about the book and his career.

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WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, February 10, 2017.

Tonight on WSIU - primetime WSIU TV listings for Friday, February 10, 2017.

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Social media and its influence on today's children presents a disturbing reality.  Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Vine, Tinder, and many others form the social media landscape that continues to evolve and intertwine itself into the fabric of our lives - especially the lives and the socialization of today's youth.    Writer Nancy Jo Sales is the author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.

Tonight on WSIU - prime-time WSIU TV listings for Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tonight on WSIU, primetime TV listings for Friday, February 3, 2017.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, January 27, 2017.

book cover for Dying for Revenge
Full Quiver Publishing

There’s a new who-done-it series from an author that knows of what she writes.   Dr. Barbara Golder is forensic pathologist and an attorney.   The first novel in her Lady Doc murders series is Dying for Revenge.   WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Golder about the book, her work, and its influence on her writing.

Dr. Barbara Golder is a retired pathologist and attorney.  Her new novel, Dying for Revenge, is the first book in her Lady Doc Murders series from Full Quiver Publishing.

School, Government and Business Closings and Delays for Friday, January 13, 2017 (Updated 10:00am):

**NOTE: The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale is OPEN today from Noon-5:00pm**

BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT:

Jefferson County Courthouse - CLOSED

Winter Farmers Market (Carbondale) - CLOSED Saturday, January 14
 

SCHOOLS:

Benton District 47 - CLOSED

Benton High School - CLOSED

Carbondale Elementary School District 95 - CLOSED

A group of 1,000 students from De Montfort University in Leicester, England is in New York City this week.   The group is on an educational mission of tolerance and social responsibility in the post-Brexit / post-U.S. Election era.     The mission and student demographics of DMU is similar to that of SIU Carbondale.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Vice Chancellor Dominic Shellard  about the group’s trip to the Big Apple.

The student's visit will culminate on Friday with a rally in Central Park; embracing the importance of being global citizens.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Monday, December 26, 2016.

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