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October 22, 2014, 3:04 am
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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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Sen. Munoz's Call, Open Meetings Case, Disparate Pay and Sagging Pants

Greg Bishop takes over the airwaves from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Coming up on today's show, we'll air parts of State Senator Munoz's call about loud music from last week, get more into the conversation about union vs. nonunion jobs, sagging pants on public transportation, and News on the March! That's all gonna be part of the conversation today with Bishop On Air!

Munoz doesn't like Dub Step

As 970 WMAY was first to report, the unidentified complainant in the case of the arrested downtown DJ was outed by Illinois State Police as State Senator Tony Munoz. The revelations of ISP involvement came Tuesday afternoon when the City of Springfield fulfilled a FOIA request.


Chat logs said the unidentified complainant claimed to have called the State Police director. I was then able to get in touch with the ISP PIO. You can read more about my conversation with the ISP IPO in the blog post "State Senator Munoz Doesn't Like Dub Step". The IPO denied that the ISP director was contacted by Munoz, but did confirm Munoz as the complainant and said that ISP followed up with Munoz the following morning. Well, this morning Bruce Rushton from Illinois Times has revealed the 9-1-1 calls from Munoz. We'll air parts of that at the top of the show!


Then, after 11:30 we'll be joined by Dan Noll from the Noll Law Office to talk about DJ Evo's charge of Disorderly Conduct, and what it takes to for the charges to stick.  Read more law info from the Noll Law Office here.

Open Meetings case

On a side note, we expect to be joined by Bruce Rushton some point this morning to get an update on his civil case against the City of Springfield over an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act. The release of minutes and audio from an early November Executive Session meeting where city officials discussed the possible privatization of the historic Oak Ridge Cemetery was voted down Tuesday after the city's outgoing corporation counselor recommended holding on the the minutes and recording until the case is resolved. We'll get you the latest with Bishop On Air!

Disparate pay

Speaking of city business ... Springfield aldermen will consider on final passage next week increasing how much nonunion employees can make in an effort to keep 25% of the city's workforce from unionizing. Have the unions outlasted their welcome? We no longer have child labor in this country. The unions did help get that changed. We now have compensation for overtime work, and holiday pay, and sick time and vacations. The unions rightfully helped with that.  But now there's a trend of union employees making more than their nonunion supervisors.  Have unions outlived their welcome?

Pants sagging, no ride

Springfield Leaks is back on the scene, if you weren't aware. The online police watchdog blog site also posts other stories, including this one about an alleged policy of a strict dress code upon public transportation. The post includes details about an alleged policy from Springfield Mass Transit District banning riders from wearing their pants below their waste line. We've got a call in to SMTD to confirm the anit-sagging pants policy and other dress code stuff. If this indeed is the case, is this a problem?

News on the March

If there's time, we'll go over some stories from the past week that didn't get much play. This an more is all ahead with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.


Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.


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