For the second consecutive year, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association named WCBU the Best Radio Small Market Radio Station in Illinois, one of its annual Crystal Microphone awards. WCBU’s Joe Deacon was honored as the Best Small Market Radio Reporter.
"The WCBU team is honored and humbled to receive the Best Station Crystal Mic Award from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association for the second consecutive year,” said WCBU news director Tim Shelley, a Bradley University alumnus. “We are also proud that WCBU's Joe Deacon was recognized as Best Reporter by his peers. The WCBU team works hard each and every day to provide comprehensive, factual, and unbiased news and information for the Greater Peoria area from the Bradley University Hilltop."
WCBU first signed on in 1970 and is a listener-supported, non-commercial public radio station, National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate and is located on the Bradley University campus.