Category Archives: On Air

Throwback Thursday on Classic Hits, 98.9, WJEZ

Throwback Thursday on Classic Hits, 98.9, WJEZ

Leonard Nimoy once sang a song about Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit. No, it’s not one of those “Yes or B.S.” kind of things–this really happened. Here’s the proof–our Throwback Thursday novelty song.MORE

Wednesday Morning Sports

Wednesday Morning Sports

By Kevin Bessler MLB- Boston Red Sox 8 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 The Red Sox roughed up LA starter Clayton Kershaw and never trailed to take game 1 of the World Series.  Game 2 is tonight in Boston. High School Football Playoff Schedule- Class 3A: #13 Dwight (6-3) at #4 Lisle (8-1) WJEZ will carry…MORE

Wednesday Morning Sports

Wednesday Morning Sports

By Kevin Bessler Girls High School Volleyball- St. Thomas More defeated Pontiac in two sets, 25-21 & 25-17.  Pontiac is now 0 & 8 in the conference.  The JV lost in two sets to fall to 18 & 7 on the year. Major League Baseball– Los Angeles Dodgers 2 Milwaukee Brewers 1 (13 innings) The…MORE

Education Leaders say Teacher Shortage Getting Worse

Education Leaders say Teacher Shortage Getting Worse

Regional Superintendent of Schools Mark Jontry (WJEZ file photo) By Katherine Murphy Regional School Superintendent Mark Jontry says Illinois schools are facing real challenges in the near future as they try to keep quality teachers in classrooms. According to Jontry, there aren’t qualified candidates to replace teachers who are retiring or leaving the profession. Illinois’s…MORE

Weekend Sports Roundup

Weekend Sports Roundup

By Kevin Bessler High School Football from the weekend Pontiac 49 St. Thomas More 0 Monticello 49 Prairie Central 20 Eureka 24, Fieldcrest 14 Tremont 41, FCW 0 Dwight 51, Hoopeston Area 0 WJEZ will carry Pontiac’s game this Friday night as they host Rantoul.  Coverage begins at 6:55pm. NFL Football- Miami Dolphins 31 Chicago…MORE

Sports for Thursday

Sports for Thursday

By Kevin Bessler NFL Football- The Philadephia Eagles visit the New York Giants tonight. Major League Baseball– Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant recently turned down a long-term offer from the team worth more than $200 million, according to multiple reports. NHL- The Chicago Blackhawks are on the road tonight in Minnesota to play the Wild.…MORE

Wednesday Morning Sports

Wednesday Morning Sports

By Kevin Bessler Girls High School Volleyball– Pontiac lost to Tolono Unity in 3 sets;  26-28, 25-16 & 19-25.  They are now 9 & 11 on the season.  The JV squad lost in 2 sets to fall to 11 & 4. Major League Baseball– Pittsburgh Pirates 6 Chicago Cubs 0 The Cubs managed only 5…MORE

The Birth of Autotune on a One-Hit Wonder Wednesday

The Birth of Autotune on a One-Hit Wonder Wednesday

When a picture is altered to make the subject look better, we say it’s “photoshopped.” When a song goes through the same process, we say it’s “autotuned.” Where did all this digital trickery come from? Today’s one-hit wonder is part of the answer.  MORE

Wednesday Morning Sports Update

Wednesday Morning Sports Update

By Kevin Bessler Chicago Cubs 3 Milwaukee Brewers 0 Cubs Pitcher Jose Quintana allowed just 3 hits in just over 6 innings to get the win.  Catcher Victor Caratini drive in 2 runs as Chicago increased their lead over the Brewers to 2 games in the National League Central division.  The two teams will play…MORE

Two Stories–One Song on Turntable Tuesday

Two Stories–One Song on Turntable Tuesday

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were both driving forces in the Rolling Stones. They both had a hand in today’s Turntable Tuesday, but it wasn’t really a collaboration.MORE