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Morning-drive news anchor and reporter, Greg Bishop also hosts Bishop On Air, Weekdays from 10 to noon, CST.


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@BishopOnAir Answers His #IceBucketChallenge

After being called out by Bill "The Budget Director" McCarty in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I had to answer!

 

In answering the challenge, I not only present you video of me dumping ice water on my boss Jim Leach, I also got to call out three other people I think are deserving of being challenged. Watch below for a good laugh!

 

 

And for those of you who missed it, in answering my Ice Bucket Challenge I called out Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin, Pure News USA Reporter Calvin Christian and Mid-West Family Broadcasting General Manager Mark Birtch.  I also donated some money to ALS Associaton.

 

The ball is in your court, gentlemen!

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Live From The Library: Ballot Access, City Business and More

Coming up today live from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library: Ballot access, dilapidated properties, and News on the March.

Live from the Library

We hope to talk with Daniel Stowell about new Lincoln documents found by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln as well as plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's election to a second term.

Then we'll touch base with Downtown Springfield Inc. about the upcoming Blues and Barb-B-Q event, plus some other DSI news! And, we'll get the Crimestoppers Crime of the Week!

Ballot access

Bruce Rauner's name will be on the ballot, but his initiative won't! Another blow has been leveled against Rauner's attempt to get a ballot initiative in front of voters this November. That joins another citizen-led initiative being excluded. We'll air comments from longtime political observer Kent Redfield about his predictions of what the State Supreme Court may do. We'll also talk about how unfair ballot access is to others that aren't part of the "establishment".

City business

We'll be joined by Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin in the 11 o'clock hour to talk about a variety of Springfield City business, including CWLP's dire numbers, pay raises, and acting against troubled properties.

Other guests

We may just be joined by a few other special guests live from the Presidential Library, so don't miss a minute of Bishop On Air!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Bishop On Air Put On The Cold Seat

I'll admit, I thought I could possibly squeak by not being tagged in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for the debilitating condition.

 

My nephew Gabe got tagged, then there was Congressman Rodney Davis (and his poor dog), and even Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, for crying out loud. Surely some radio host in Springfield is gonna be safe from this wildly viral craze? ... uh, nope!

 

The latest group put up for a good public splashing includes city officials and radio personalities ... including myself.

 

Watch Springfield City Budget Director Bill McCarty answer his challenge and call me out!

 

 

 

 

Being that I cover Springfield City Hall and regularly question Bill on air live about millions upon millions of tax dollars ... what we call in the biz the hot seat ... I guess Bill is allowed to put me on the cold seat.

 

Be sure to listen live Wednesday morning after The Council Roundup up to discover who I will tag in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS!

 

And, yes, I will still be making a donation to ALS. You should find a worthy cause and donate some time and money! How about the Central Illinois Food Bank? Listen to my latest conversation with Krista Lisser of the CIFB here.

 

Or be listening to 970 WMAY for details about the annual Red Cross Talk-a-Thon coming up real soon!

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Jail Death Settlement, Senate Candidate, Food Study and NOTM

A can't-miss show with Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY! Today we'll talk with the Sangamon County Sheriff's office, a Libertarian candidate for Senate, details of a recent food study and more! Listen to Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

Jail death settlement

Right at the top of the hour we'll talk with both Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson and Undersheriff Jack Campbell live in studio about a proposed settlement in the death of Paul Carlock at the county jail. We'll also talk with the top law officer of the county about a few other important issues of public safety in reference to what's happening in Ferguson. That's right at the top of Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

Senate candidate

Coming up after 9:30 we'll talk with Sharon Hansen, the Libertarian Candidate for US Senate. We'll not only talk with her about what she would do in DC, we'll also get her reaction to an administrative hearing officer saying the Libertarian slate should be put on the Illinois ballot. That has yet to be conferred by the Democrat and Republican appointed 8-member elections board, something that happens this Friday. We'll get Hansen's take on that and more!

Food study

Just after 10 we'll talk with Krista Lisser from the Central Illinois Food Bank about their most recent hunger study. What do the numbers say about the need for food throughout Central Illinois? How can the average person help improve the numbers? Listen in for this important information!

News on the March

If there's time we'll go through some of the top headlines concerning Ferguson, international news, some background conversations concerning Medicinal Marijuana and a preview of what to expect at tonight Springfield City Council meeting. This and more with Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Back to school, Enos Park takes action, Close to Ferguson and more

Back to some normalcy today, Bishop On Air originates from the Riverton studio! Join Greg Bishop on air to talk about the latest news. Today it's back to school, Enos Park taking action, voices from close to Ferguson, News on the March and more! Listen to Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Back to school

We'll open up the show to allow parents to sound off on how nice it is to have the kids back in school! What kinds of traditions do you perform when your kids head back to the classroom? Plus, do you feel a bit nostalgic when your dress up the son or daughter for their first day? Sound off right at the top of the show with Bishop On Air!

Enos Park takes action

Just after 9:30 we get local with the Enos Park Neighborhood Association and their continued efforts to clean up the historic neighborhood. When the city seems to fail on cleaning up troubled properties what can citizens do? We'll learn about civil action being taken by the

Close to Ferguson

There will be two Bishops on air today sometime in the 10 o-clock hour when Mike Bishop (Greg's older brother) calls in to discuss his vantage point from close to Ferguson. What has the whole deal been like day-to-day? Has it spilled over into other places close to Ferguson? What about the business owners? We'll get the latest sentiments from Mike and also take your calls about the most recent developments out of the St. Louis suburb including the autopsy and the National Guard being called out.

Post fair review

Now that the 10-day event is over, what's your review of the Illinois State Fair? Prices for food too high? Grandstand acts not enticing enough? Weather was perfect? What are your thoughts? We'll get your calls in during Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY!

News on the March

We'll get the latest news out about Ferguson, Illinois politics and foreign policy. With the national guard taking to the streets of Ferguson, we'll talk about the militarization of police in our backyard and the political alliance byproduct. Plus Libertarians get a big win! We'll give you initial details about their ballot access. Then we'll cover some global news with Gaza, Ebola and China all making headlines. This is all right off the bat with Bishop On Air.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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From the Fair: Sen. McCann, Ballot Access and More

Don't miss a minute of a jam-packed Thursday broadcast from the Illinois State Fair with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon! On today's show we'll talk with a Republican State Senator, Downtown Springfield Inc., Racer Charles Roberts, Libertarian Candidate for Comptroller Julie Fox, a young farmer from Future Farmers of America, and Megan Presnell with Illinois Wine! That's all ahead with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

Sen. Sam McCann

At the top of the show we'll talk with State Senator Sam McCann about Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair. Plus we'll get his reaction to another report of what some leading republicans say is grant spending similar to Gov. Quinn's questionable Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

Class of 79 reunion

After 10 we'll talk with Charles Robert who is organizing a class reunion for the AMA Pro Flat Track class of 1979 with a fundraising effort to help injured racers. Listen in to get all the details about the August 30th event at the Illinois State Fair.

Ballot access

After 10:30 we'll talk with Julie Fox. She's running for state comptroller as a Libertarian candidate. That's if she and other Libertarians can get on the ballot. We'll get the latest about their defense of the GOP trying to knock Libertarians off the ballot when we touch base with Ms. Fox via phone live from the State Fair.

Future farmers

After 11 we'll talk with Cody Morris, the 2014-2015 State Future Farmers of America President. Listen in to hear a conversation about the importance of getting young people involved in farming and how FFA can help with that effort.

Illinois wine

We'll finish up the cavalcade of guests with Megan Pressnall from Illinois Wine from the fair grounds!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Ferguson, City Council Preview, and State Fair Fun

Bishop On Air originates from the Illinois State Fair today. From 9 to noon today take part in the hottest conversations on the most important topics, plus we'll talk with some young members of 4-H.

Ferguson

The latest out of Ferguson isn't pretty. A second day of protests turned violent as the community demands accountability. We'll break down some of the prevailing arguments, eye witness testimony, and how to best combat this type of incident form happening in Springfield. Let's find solutions, not point fingers! Be sure to take part in this important conversation.

City Council preview

We'll review what's coming up on the Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole. Chief among the items for council consideration is zoning for medicinal pot. We'll also revisit the Mayor's contention of in the future seeking taxes on the medicinal herb. Plus we'll go over some other city business today as we preview tonight's Springfield City Council Meeting. Programing note: We will bring you the Council Roundup Wednesday live from the Illinois State Fair.

State Fair fun

Not everything to eat at the fair is deep fried. We'll review some of the other choices you have when taking the family out for some fair fun. In the 11 o'clock hour we'll also talk with some of Illinois' 4-H Leadership Team about the Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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At The Races, Ferguson Riots, NOTM and Other Fair Fun

Change of plans today, Bishop On Air originates from the Riverton studios as engineers configure the State Fair broadcasts, but we'll continue on anyways! Below you will find all kinds of things we'll talk about today with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

At the races

 

Saturday a very unique event happened in Divernon, just south of Springfield--Cardboard Boat Races. This was an amazing community event at the Sportsman's Club in Divernon. All ages took part in crafting the boats and taking them out for a spin on a small pond. It was really an awesome spectacle. Check out some of the pics below:

 

 

 

In other race news, we'll talk about what happened at a recent sprint car race where NASCAR star Tony Stewart's car struck and killed a fellow driver who got out of his car and walked on the tracks with speeding cars whizzing by. What happened here? We'll take your calls to discuss the tragedy today with Bishop On Air!

Ferguson riots

Another incident that occurred over the weekend is the tragic police-involved killing of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent unrest thereafter in what's described as riots in the suburban St. Louis city. How should communities react to what they perceive as police brutality against a certain segment of the population?

News on the March

Where there is time we'll go over some of the latest news you should know about, including what's happening in Iraq, at the State Fair and elsewhere!

Other fair fun

Below you'll find some of the fun that happened at the Illinois State Fair over the weekend.

Bishop Eats Cricket Pizza

 

 

The Rust-Tank-Dunk-Tank Rock-Paper-Scissor Challange

 

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Live From the #NoTwilightZoneFair Weekdays

Bishop On Air Live From The State Fair!

 

Bishop On Air originates live from the Illinois State Fair on Central Avenue. Listen for all the deep-fried action from 9 to noon.

 

Plus, you could stop by and take part in the broadcast! Don't miss all the fun of the Illinois State Fair weekdays with Bishop On Air, including The Council Roundup Wednesday and the Man Cave Fridays!

 

Be sure to follow BishopOnAir via Twitter for pics and posts throughout the fair!  With the cancellation of the Twilight Parade, and the apparent demolition of the Twilight Ballroom, be sure to check for and add to the #NoTwilightZoneFair updates!

 

It's live and local and the State Fair with Bishop On Air, weekdays on Central Avenue on the fairgrounds next to where the Twilight Ballroom used to be. See you at the fair!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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NOTM, Ballot Access, Chief AJ and FHRITP

Three hours of liberty-minded talk you won't find anywhere else in central Illinois is with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY. Today we'll get out the latest News on the March, hear from the Libertarian candidate for Governor about ballot access, get updated on Chief AJ's case against the Department of Natural Resources plus the FHRITP meme hitting local TV reporters. That's all ahead with the one, the only, Bishop On Air!

News On The March

We'll get a smattering of news out and provide a different perspective about the headlines. Be it the latest on taxes and corporations in Illinois (from taxing retirement income to off shore accounts and how to attract corporations to the state), or new revelations of watchlists in the ongoing Global War on Terror ... we'll get you news and views only found with Bishop On Air. Have something you need to get off your chest, sound off with Bishop On Air by calling 217-629-7970.

Ballot Access

It's no secret to those who have their eyes open to Illinois real politics--republicans and democrats in this state have made it easy for their parties to get on ballots while using the arm of the law to make it extremely burdensome for other parties to access ballots. We'll talk with Libertarian Candidate for Governor Chad Grimm about what his party had to do to get on the ballot. With stories like republican operatives going to the doors of petition signers in what could be interpreted as intimidation, it's clear the Libertarians and other "non-established" parties' fight isn't quite over. We'll talk more just after 9:30.

Chief AJ

The state says his case should be dismissed for lack of showing discrimination but Chief AJ says he needs a federal trial to prove his case. We'll talk with John "Chief AJ" Huffer about the latest filings in his discrimination case. Refresher: Huffer says the state's Department of Natural Resources won't approve his modified slingshot for use in hunting big game like deer because Huffer is Native American. He tried to settle, but claims the state turned him down.

FHRITP

Typing those letters into a search engine will have you stumbling upon a world that is Not Safe For Work, let alone broadcast. We'll dissect the latest craze that has random people finding themselves near a live TV broadcast grabbing the microphone from the broadcaster and saying "f**k her right in the p***y". The most recent case being out of Decatur over the weekend (NSFW audio) that actually found an 18-year-old being charged with batter and disorderly conduct. Where did this all start? Where will it end? We'll break it all down for you today in the 11 o'clock hour! Don't miss it!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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