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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Authors Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed talk about their new novel The Guradian with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with authors Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed about their novel The Guardian.

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The SIUC Faculty Association bargaining team is considering the administration's latest offer in an effort to end a 5-day old strike.
Faculty Association spokesman Dave Johnson says the package of proposals they received a little after 5pm Monday does cover all of the issues in dispute and it will be given serious consideration. But, he says there still remain large differences between the two sides, especially involving accountability and transparency.

The SIUC Administration has delivered its latest proposal to the university's Faculty Association but in the meantime tenured and tenure track faculty remain on strike.

A little after 5 o'clock Monday evening the bargaining team for the administration delivered a package of proposals that University spokesman Rod Sievers says addressed all of the issues the Faculty Association says it needed. Sievers says the administration's bargaining team is standing by ready to return to continue negotiations as soon as they are contacted by the Faculty Association's bargaining unit.

SIUC officials say so far, there has been few disruptions on campus Thursday as a result of the Faculty Association strike...

University Spokesman Rod Sievers says so far, there have not been any major incidents involving the picketers and those coming to and from campus. At least one campus building did have "Scab Line" written in chalk in front of the building's entrance.

SIUC's tenured and tenure-track faculty remain on strike. Faculty Association spokesperson Dave Johnson says there were no bargaining sessions called by the university on Thursday. He says the Faculty Association's team is ready to return to the table any time. Faculty lead negotiator Morteza Daneshdoost says it is up to the administration to make a counter proposal to the proposals the faculty association submitted on Wednesday.

The labor dispute between the Faculty Association and the SIUC Administration is causing a mix of emotions and experiences...

Faculty Association Spokesman Dave Johnson says walking the picket line Thursday was a strange yet heart-warming ordeal. He says the support shown Thursday for the Faculty Association has given the union the confidence and resolve to move forward with the strike.

A labor relations expert says having an unintended third party - such as students - usually provides a compelling reason for both sides in a labor dispute to find common ground...

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is Dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. He says having a group - such as students or a public good - creates a major concern when a negotiation process fails.

Author DJ MacHale talks about his new novel The Black with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams in this edition of In the Author's Voice.

Author DJ MacHale talks with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams about his latest book The Black.

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Carbondale, IL – WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with NY Times Bestselling Author DJ MacHale about his latest novel The Black for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

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Author DJ MacHale talks about his new novel The Black with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams in this edition of In the Author's Voice.

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With the release of the new move The Monuments Men, WSIU Radio presents this encore presentation of the 2009 interview WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams conducted with author Robert Edsel about his book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History that is the basis of the movie

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams interviews author Robert Edsel

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