On Air: Sunday -- 05:00 AM - 09:59 AM


What up, Southern Illinois! I’m Big Jake and I take care of you on 107.3FM from 6-10am every Sunday morning during The Sunday Sermon.

Little background on me; my family moved from Illinois to Indiana and then back to Illinois in the first 5 years of my life. We lived in Salem for a year and then moved into the house I called “Home” for the next 16 years. I started 2nd grade at South Central Schools in Kinmundy, where I would stay all the way through high school. GO COUGARS!

I worked, some in radio, some in a few other places during my time at Kaskaskia College to get my Associate of Arts degree while I decided what in THE HECK I wanted to do with my life.

I always had a passion for Sports Broadcasting and was a talk radio weirdo even as a kid, so after KC I made the decision to go to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The Dirty Dale treated me pretty well and I left there with great radio experience between some campus programs and part-time radio gigs in 2016.

I started at Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communication in October of 2017 and love being close to home again. I look forward to helping WBC/Dana Comm./W3D as well as the listening area grow in any way I can while I get the opportunity to be employed here.

Radio people tend to be long-winded so I’ll shut up for now and we can get back to partying every day on the radio.

Fun fact:

  1. I was born in Ketchikan, Alaska….not even kidding, you can ask my Mom. Want more fun facts? Just listen in and learn!