Staci Hoste joined the stations in 2008 and is responsible for the stations' general operations and overall strategy. She’s been a lifelong listener to WNIJ and WNIU -- first as a “prisoner of public radio” in her parents' backseat, and now of her own enthusiastic accord. Her favorite shows include Talk of the Nation, This American Life, and Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me. In addition to her role at the station, Staci serves on the board of directors for Riverfront Museum Park, and DeKalb County Hospice. When time allows she also enjoys reading and working on an ongoing home restoration project.
David James hosts our Saturday Night Blues show on WNIJ, the fastest three hours on radio. He's a Northern Illinois native, and has also lived in Northern Arizona and North Carolina. He eats, sleeps and breathes the Blues. Dave has always been passionate about radio and music ever since he was a little lad. He's a BIG fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Dave is easy to get along with, and tries to golf in his spare time when he's not writing his book, Everything I Learned in Life I Learned From Bugs Bunny.
Patrick Sheehan is the host of The Saturday Blues on WNIJ, and coordinates WNIJ's blues department. From 2003-2009, he was host of The Saturday Night Blues and was an announcer for some weekday and weekend programming. Now he only hosts The Saturday Blues show because he thinks the control room is too cold, and wanted to spend more time outside of it. During the week, he is a private music teacher and musical director and conductor. He shares his home in the Sauk Valley with two cats, a lint roller, and a vacuum.
John Hill joined WNIJ in 1991 as jazz music director following 15 years in commercial radio. Early exposure in high school to computer programming, much later training in Internet technology at IIT and a somewhat promiscuous embrace of electronica served to aid his transition to his current job of Internet Services Director after WNIJ became a full-fledged news/talk station in 2003.