Sunday, February 11, 2018

Episode #057
Jonathan Drake, OM - The Illini Media Group

Jonathan Drake is proof positive that a career in radio and having a life CAN coexist! 

Claiming he was drawn to a radio career mostly because of the free concert tickets and the form-fitting uniforms he gets to wear that nobody ever sees (because, hey, it’s radio!), he’s also put family first, by avoiding the ‘radio nomad’ trail that has plagued so many of us.

After working around the Midwest with stops in exotic locales like Joliet, Bloomington and the well-kept secret that is Des Moines, Jonathan was transferred to the Champaign-Urbana market by Saga Communications, where he has settled in as Operations Manager of their Illini Radio Group.

In addition to his management duties, Jonathan has accompanied Champaign-Urbana radio listeners from the workplace through traffic for well over a decade as afternoon drive host on Mix 94.5.

Jonathan is not the only one married to the market! Spouse Laura heads the Champaign-Urbana Chamber of Commerce as the ‘better half” of 'thee' power couple of “CHUR-bana”!