Steve Falat – General Manager/Market Manager
Steve Falat is our General Manager and Market Manager for River Radio, overseeing all 6 of our radio stations across Southern Illinois…WOOZ-FM (New Country Z100) ; WCIL-FM (Today’s Hit Music 101.5 CIL-FM) ; WUEZ-FM (Magic 95.1) ; WXLT-FM (103.5 ESPN) and WJPF-AM/WCIL-AM (NewsRadio WJPF).
He began his broadcast career in high school and continued it while a student at Southern Illinois University. As a student, he worked as a paid student staff member of WSIU-FM where he became the Assistant Student Operations Manager. He was also the Continuity Announcer and a News Update Anchor for WSIU-TV. Steve’s professional on-air career included stints at WINI-AM in Murphysboro, WCIL-AM & FM in Carbondale, WTAO-FM in Murphysboro, serving as its Program Director & Operations Manager, WDDD-FM in Marion and WOOZ-FM in Carbondale. In 1996 he rejoined WCIL-AM & FM as an Account Executive, and as the company continued to grow in Southern Illinois, became the Sales Manager for the group thru 2006 and in 2007 was promoted to General Manager.
Steve is also the official Public Address Announcer for Southern Illinois University Athletics and formerly for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team in Marion. He serves as Master of Ceremonies for many university, community, and other charitable events throughout Southern Illinois. He is the Master of Ceremonies for the Miss HerrinFesta Italiana Pageant and for the Miss Illinois Pageant.
Steve is currently a member of the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation board, the John A Logan College Foundation board and the St. Jude Midwest Leadership board. He is a former President of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and of the Rotary Club of Carbondale. He was also a former 12-year member of the SIU Alumni Association National Board of Directors, serving as its Vice President, a two-time President of the Saluki Booster Club, a former member of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Illinois and was on the SIU College of Business Marketing Department External Advisory Board.
In 2018, Steve was named “Business Leader of the Year” by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Jolene are the parents of three grown daughters and have three grandchildren.
Operations Manager/WJPF Program Director
Tom Miller is the host of the News Radio WJPF Morning Newswatch Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 9:00.
Tom has lived all his life in southern Illinois began his radio career in Harrisburg, his hometown, in 1976 and spent much of that time on the music side of radio. But after an unsuccessful attempt to be elected to the Williamson County Commissioners, he was offered the slot as Program Director of WJPF/WCIL-AM as well as the morning show host position.
Since his arrival WJPF has been awarded Medium Market Station of the year, and “Best Public Service Program” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association, as well as being awarded the “Leaders Among Us Award” from the Southern Illinoisan newspaper. Tom is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace and was also awarded the “Seven Seals Award” by Illinois National Guard for his work on behalf of the Illinois national guard. The “Seven Seals Award” is the Illinois National Guards highest civilian award.
Along with his on-air announcing duties he also serves as the Operations Manager of River Radio and its six radio stations.
When not at work Tom spends his time with his girl Kate and his dog Geddy Lee looking for deer across southern Illinois.
“In the absence of truth, rumor prevails” Tom Miller
Sales Manager – Clark Lance
Chief Engineer – Bob Romonosky
Digital Media Manager – Nora Inman
WOOZ-FM Program Director – Tracy McSherry-McKown
WCIL-FM Program Director – Jeff Williams
WUEZ-FM Program Director – Paxton Guy
WXLT-FM Program Director – Matt Varney
Creative Services Director – Clay Roth
Regional Sales Coordinator – Dawne Montgomery
Event Coordinator – Samantha Beasley
Sports Director – Mike Murphy
Administrative Assistant – Brenda Bender
Director of First Impressions – Karen Huntley