Greg Bishop is a central Illinois journalist with Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Springfield, Illinois. Bishop continues his education in communication at the University of Illinois at Springfield working on a thesis about media frames and the Occupy Wall St. movement.
How Bishop On Air began
It all started when Bishop was taking journalism classes and getting involved with Springfield's Capitol Area Career Center and their student radio station 88.3 FM The Edge WQNA. There, he brushed up on his on-air skills. During this stage in Bishop's just beginning career, he found himself listening to talk radio at every moment that he could, flipping through the major news networks routinely and also reading anything and everything he could get his hands on while surfing for alternative media outlets providing critical analysis of world events building a desire to get that alternative view of the world, the non-mainstream view, to an audience who needs to hear that side of the story.
Bishop was presented a godsend. Springfield Illinois' leading rock station 92.7 WQLZ was having a Survivor-type recruitment program called "Project Zero Talent".
Knowing that WQLZ was operated by Midwest Family Broadcasting which also operates Springfield's leading AM talk station, 970 WMAY, Bishop jumped at the chance to become a member of the locally owned and operated Midwest Family team.
Being an intern with the radio group, Bishop was given many excellent opportunities. He was privileged to be a part QLZ's Morning Freak Show with Val Knight, Mikey Austin and Bodine and later was graced by co-hosting Davis and Company on 970 WMAY with former Illinois congressman Jack Davis. Bishop was also given an opportunity to host a Saturday talk show on the best talk radio station in Springfield Illinois. He has been on the air with Saturday Session since June 2006, covering the issues others local hosts wouldn't dare. Bishop then was brought on weekdays from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, where he continues to shake things up.
In 2011 while covering the Springfield City Council, Bishop saw something that could only be described as public sphere theater. It's reality radio in rare form.
It's live, it's local, it's passionate, it's defiant and it will never stop questioning authority--it's Bishop On Air!
. You can also check out his work on YouTube.com/BishopOnAir