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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The Illinois General Assembly is rapidly approaching the end of the Spring Legislative session that is scheduled to conclude at the end of May.   WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about the session and the key pieces of legislation that remain in play, including some of Governor J.B. Pritzker's signature issues.

Illinois Lawmakers airs tonight at 7:30 pm on WSIU TV

WSIU's Jeff Williams has your Morning News Update for Friday, May 17, 2019.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, May 16, 2019.

In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with author Steve Berry about his new Cotton Malone novel The Malta Exchange.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, March 1st.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, February 28th.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along witht he region's weather for Wednesday, February 27th.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest regional and state news along with the area's weather forecast for Monday, February 18, 2019.

Illinois state police have arrested a southern Illinois man on murder charges following a shooting last week.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, January 25, 2019.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, January 24, 2019.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest state and local news along with the region's weather for Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Jefferson County drug enforcement officers arrested 8–Mt Vernon residents Wednesday as part of warrant sweep.

The arrests were for various drug related charges.  Mt. Vernon Police say they are seeking seven other suspects and expect to make additional arrests.

WSIU's Jeff Williams has your morning news update for Thursday, December 20, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday morning, November 15th.

School and Business Closings for Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Southeast Missouri State University - Delayed start. Campus opens at 9:30am.

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Franklin County Public Schools

Franklin County Courthouse and government offices

Williamson County Public Schools

Jefferson County Public Schools

Carbondale Grade Schools

Carbondale High School

Giant City Grade School

Unity Point Grade School

De Soto Grade School

Murphysboro Dist 186

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weahter for Wednesday morning, October 18, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, Ocotber 4, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news for Tuesday, August 21, 2018

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, July 20, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, July 19th.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, July 13, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, July 12, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

So, what is a giraffe's favorite shoe?   Answer: Hightops!    Just in time for a good summer read for your kids or grand kids is the latest children’s story from long-time educator, and former college president Karen Gross.    Her new book, Lady Lucy’s Laugh Giraffe Journey is the latest in her Lady Lucy series.  

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news for Thursday, June 14, 2018.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather forecast for Friday, June 8, 2018.

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