On Air

Weekdays

The Ty Bentli Show

Ty Bentli, TJ & Chuck (5a-9a)

Known for quick wit and approachable demeanor, The Ty Bentli Show is a engaging, high-energy morning show. Wake up inside the world of your favorite country artists! The Ty Bentli Show brings Nashville to YOU – injecting humor and unpredictability into genuine and relatable conversations with listeners and country music’s biggest stars! TJ recently joined the show, a very lucky mommy to a sassy almost 2 year old and getting married to my best friend this New Year’s Eve! Glitter and champagne anyone?! It takes me way too long to get ready and it’s a daily struggle between wanting to look good in a swimsuit and also wanting to eat an entire loaf of garlic bread. I grew up dancing but quickly learned that’s where my musical talent ended, I can’t sing or play an instrument so I found a way to live out my passion every day in radio. Plus Country music star & co-host Chuck Wicks, Wicks has proven he’s equally skilled on either side of microphone.  Whether he’s interviewing one of his country music peers during the popular show or delivering a new song from his latest album Turning Point, Wicks has earned respect as an impressive communicator and multi-faceted talent. “The days of being one dimensional are over,” he says with a smile.

 

Cathy Taylor (9a-2p)

I was born in a small town near Birmingham, AL and raised in Florida. I These days, new artist Cam is one of my favorites, and I have a soft spot for Dierks Bentley. Even though I have lived all over the country, home is wherever friends, family, delicious food and awesome music are found. I’m glad to have found a home on the radio with you!

 

Biscuit (2p-7p)

I was born in Texas but worked behind the scenes of radio, did a little schooling and before long I became the typical tortured radio intern. Lover of down-to-Earth artists, songs that come from the heart and stories we can relate to.  I’ve also never had to move away from Denver to work in radio so I’ve been very fortunate.  So yeah, my butt may be in city for work, but my heart is still all country and I know I’ll end up back there some day. For now, I just prefer less mosquitoes and bears around trying to eat me when I’m drinking a beer while grilling a steak out back.

 

Also heard & live in the studio,  on the streets at events all over Peoria & Central Illinois

Wes 

Born in Iowa, Wes has known radio for years, and although new to Peoria, already deep in local events, country music and meeting more people from all over Central Illinois. His passion for music, is only second to his love for his 10 year old daughter.

Doc Watson

Known as “Doc” since 9th grade baseball season.

Got a late start in broadcasting. I spent too many years earning two-thirds of a journalism degree – wanted to be the next great sports writer – before money grabbing and becoming a blue collar guy for a few years. I was 26 by time I cracked a radio mic on air for the first time (“Good morning, Big Rapids!), I team up with former Illini lineman and Peoria Pirates assistant coach, Tony Johnson, to broadcast The Red Zone Game of the Week, high school football each fall.

Red Hot Brian Scott

Radio travels have taken Red Hot Brian Scott through the Midwest, including broadcast stops in Iowa, Wisconsin & right here in Illinois, back down to Birmingham, Mobile, Atlanta, San Antonio & Nashville.Hobbies include music, radio, getting married, getting divorced, working, long journey’s on his new motorcycle, staying out until the next morning at night clubs & pets (animal pets; not getting petted).  catch a few things you might’ve missed or are not necessarily fitting for on air at Red Hot & The Side Show page!

 

Saturday

12-5a: Blair Garner

5-10a: Peoria’s Most Country

10-12p: With Elaina

7-12a: Nights With Elaina

Sunday:

12-5a: Blair Garner

5-9a: Peoria’s Most Country

9-12p: Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton

12-4p: American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks

4-6p: With Elaina

6-12a: Peoria’s Most Country