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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IEMA

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has officially requested five southern Illinois counties be declared federal disaster areas.

The latest Southern Illinois Poll indicates Republican voters in the region favor former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

A new audit finds serious problems with the way Illinois awarded $7 billion in contracts for state employees' health insurance.

Ameren

The National Weather Service now says 12-tornadoes ripped through the region last Wednesday.

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news headlines and regional weather.

A Williamson County attorney has pleaded guilty to failing to file a federal tax return.

This is national consumer protection week and the Illinois Attorney General's office is teaming up with other consumer advocates to raise awareness of what's known as "cramming."

Williamson County officials say a Marion man is dead after being hit by a train.

Ameren

Ameren Illinois reports that it has fully restored power to Saline County... but is still reporting scattered power outages related to the strong thunderstorms that passed through the region Friday.

SIUC

Southern Illinois University is parting ways with men's head basketball coach Chris Lowery.

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news including storm damage updates from Harrisburg.

Ameren

Ameren and other utilities crews continue to restore electrical and gas service in storm damaged areas of southern Illinois.

Southern Illinois Congressman John Shimkus visited tornado ravaged areas of Harrisburg and Ridgway Thursday.

Ameren

The National Weather Service says there is still a threat of severe weather both this morning and this afternoon, as southern Illinois will see a warm front move through, followed by a cold front a few hours later.
NWS Meteorologist David Humphrey says storms may develop by mid-day today... after the warm front moves out and as the cold front moves in:
 
"There's a moderate risk for severe attached with the cold front, which would include the risk of large hail, damaging winds, and tornados."
 

The Animal Protective League is coordinating a relief effort to help families and animals displaced in the tornado that hit Harrisburg.

Harrisburg's senior citizens center is no more... The Golden Circle Senior Center was destroyed by Wednesday's tornado.

Jennifer Fuller, WSIU Radio

A Field team from the National Weather Service is on the ground in southern Illinois. A preliminary investigation suggests the tornado that surged through the Harrisburg area was an EF-4.

Jennifer Fuller, WSIU Radio

The recovery process is underway in Harrisburg following Wednesday morning's tornado that resulted in major damage and loss of life.

Ameren Illinois is now reporting less than 4,000 customers without power in southern Illinois as crews continue to restore power.

 

Emergency crews are working to assess the damage after strong storms hit southern Illinois, downing power lines and leaving thousands of electric customers without power.

National Weather Service

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI:

 

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN POPE AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSAC COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... AND SOUTHEASTERN BALLARD... CENTRAL MCCRACKEN AND SOUTHWESTERN LIVINGSTON COUNTIES IN WESTERN KENTUCKY IS CANCELED.

TORNADO WARNING

Feb 29, 2012

 

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN WARRICK, EAST CENTRAL POSEY AND SOUTHERN VANDERBURGH COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...AND NORTHERN HENDERSON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY UNTIL 600 AM

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR EAST CENTRAL MASSAC COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, SOUTHEASTERN POPE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, NORTHWESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY, CRITTENDEN COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY, NORTHERN LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY UNTIL 615 AM.

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS:

CRAWFORD, CLAY, EFFINGHAM, JASPER, LAWRENCE, AND RICHLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF EFFINGHAM, 

FLORA,  AND LAWRENCEVILLE.

TORNADO WARNING

Feb 29, 2012

 

A TORNADO WARNING FOR NORTHERN GALLATIN COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... EAST CENTRAL SALINE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... SOUTH CENTRAL WHITE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS... SOUTHERN POSEY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA... NORTHWESTERN HENDERSON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL UNION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 530 AM.

Severe Weather Update

Feb 29, 2012
National Weather Service

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A  TORNADO WARNING FOR... MASSAC COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... EAST CENTRAL PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... NORTHERN BALLARD COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY... NORTHERN MCCRACKEN COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...  UNTIL 545 AM.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is defending his plan to close the Tamms Correctional Center.

A southern Illinois lawmaker is working to limit protesters at funerals in the state.

A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics says boys and girls who don't conform to gender expectations could be at risk of abuse and PTSD.

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