Jonathan Ahl

Jonathan is the General Manager of Tri States Public radio. His duties include but are not limited to, managing all facets of the station, from programming to finances to operations. Jonathan grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He has a B.A in music theory and composition from WIU and a M.A in Public Affairs Reporting from The University of Illinois at Springfield. Jonathan began his journey in radio as a student worker at WIUM. While in school Jonathan needed a summer job on campus. He heard WIUM was hiring, and put his bid in. Jonathan was welcomed on the team and was very excited to be using his music degree. He had also always been interested in news and public radio. He soon learned he was a much better reporter than a musician and his career was born.  While at WIUM, Jonathan hosted classical music, completed operations and production work, was a news reporter and anchor, and served as the stage manager for Rural Route 3. Jonathan then went to on to WIUS in Springfield where he was a news anchor and reporter covering the state legislature for Illinois Public Radio. After a brief stint in commercial radio and TV, Jonathan joined WCBU in Peoria, first in operations then as a news reporter and for the last ten years of his time there he served as the News Director. Jonathanââ

Around the Nation
12:57 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Forget NCAA Titles, This School Dominates Spoken Word

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

While many universities try to win national attention with their sports programs, one school is dominating a lesser-known competitive arena: speech teams. Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., will defend its U.S. title again this weekend at the National Forensic Association tournament in Huntington, W.Va. Jonathan Ahl reports.

JONATHAN AHL, BYLINE: Cecil Blutcher is on stage, practicing his poetry recitation in front of his fellow speech team members.

CECIL BLUTCHER: Now my face is stuck to lamppost, glued to plate-glass windows.

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News
11:00 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

One Year Anniversary of New Health Care Laws

Last March, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law, paving the way for change in America's health care system. One year out, the law is proving to be just as devisive as it was during the midterm elections. We examine the changes that have been implemented and look ahead with Iowa Helath System President and CEO Bill Leaver and Iowa Public Policy Center Director Peter Damiano. 

News
1:00 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Pollock's "Mural"

State lawmakers have scrapped a plan to force the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's "Mural" to raise money for scholarships, calling the issue too divisive to reach a compromise this session. But this is the third time in four years that selling the painting has been raised, so it's not likely a dead issue. We'll learn about the painting's history, talk about balancing the changing needs of institutions with the wishes of benefactors, and find out how a museum makes the decision to sell a work of art, and for what purpose.

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