With years of award winning broadcast experience in the Springfield market, Greg Bishop now reports on Illinois government and other statewide issues for the Illinois Radio Network.
Bishop is a graduate in communication and political studies from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He got his start in radio with his public affairs program “The Council Roundup,” a review of Springfield City Council Meetings. He now also hosts “Bishop On Air,” a weekday morning-drive current events talk show on News/Talk 94.7 FM and 970 AM WMAY in Springfield. Bishop lives just south of the Capital City with his wife Meghan where they garden, train for long-distance races, and travel across the Midwest attending various concerts.
Jason Goch Sports Director
Jason is a graduate of Northwestern University and began his career at WGN Radio in Chicago. He joined IRN in 2003, and was promoted to sports director in 2005. Additionally, Jason works as a host for SB Nation Radio (previously Sporting News Radio), and has been a national sports talk show host since 2006. Jason can also be seen as a recurring guest on NBC Sports Chicago’s Sports Talk Live TV program.
Jason has reported from numerous events including the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, MLB playoffs, NBA Playoffs, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. He also co-hosted a sports talk show in Chicago with former Bears fullback Jason McKie; that program aired on WLS 890 AM and The Game 87.7 FM. Jason has also performed play-by- play duties for various college sports. Jason is a Chicago-area native who credits his parents, Alan Goch and the late Janice Goch, for giving him the encouragement and confidence to succeed in the competitive world of sports broadcasting.
Kevin Bessler Statewide Reporter
Kevin Bessler reports on statewide issues in Illinois for the Center Square. He has over 30 years of experience in radio news reporting throughout the Midwest.