WSPL Morning Show

WSPL Morning Show with Nick Deranek

Join Nick in the morning for fun and games along with America’s Best Music! The Morning Show is sponsored by Liberty Village of Streator and Hombaker Automotive.

WSPL Morning Show Program Schedule

During the WSPL Morning Show, we want to keep you in the know with the information you need to start YOUR day! (all times listed in the AM hour on Central Time)

7:00 – AP News
7:03 – Local and State News/Weather (News sponsored by First State Bank)
7:15 – Streator High School Daily Athletics Calendar
7:30 – National News (sponsored by Wright’s Furniture, Pontiac)
7:35 – (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) – Streator Community Calendar Outlook
7:40 – Sports with Big Al Haeussler (sponsored by Streator Community Credit Union)
7:52 – Birthday Club
8:00 – AP News
8:03 – Local and State News (sponsored by Don’s Furniture)
8:07 – Weather Forecast (sponsored by Ligori Auto Wrecking and Towing)
8:15 – Obituary Report
8:20 – Weather Forecast (sponsored by Harcar’s Meat Market, Tony’s)
8:22 – Interview / Talk Session
8:30 – National News/Weather (sponsored by Streator Home Savings Bank)
8:40 – Sports with Big Al Haeussler
8:50 – Interview / Talk Session
9:00 – AP News
9:03 – Local and State News/Weather (sponsored by Streator Home Savings Bank)
9:07 – Interview / Music Session
9:15 to 9:50 – Swap Shop (sponsored by Ligori Auto Wrecking and Towing and Grasser’s Plumbing and Heating)

Monthly Interviews on the WSPL Morning Show include:

Josh Biros, Executive Director of the Streator YMCA – Every 1st Monday of the month at 7:15
Jack Dzuris, Executive Director of the Streator Chamber of Commerce – Every 1st Monday of the month at 8:20
Lori Welch, Illinois Valley Brain Injury Clubhouse – Every 1st Thursday of the month at 8:20
Judy Booze, Director of the Streator Salvation Army – Every 2nd Monday of the month at 8:20
Toni Pettit, Streator Neighborhood Watch – Every 3rd Monday of the month at 8:20
Scot Wrighton, Streator City Manager – Friday’s following city council meetings at 8:35
Weekly Tune-up with Keith, Service Department Star Ford Streator – Every Friday morning at 9:05

During the school year:

Various staff and faculty of Streator High School – 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month – 7:15

About our morning show host, Nick Deranek

Nick comes from South Bend, Indiana, and began work with WSPL/Studstill Media on June 18th, 2012, originally hired as a news reporter. Nick now serves as the News Director for Studstill Media, Morning Show Host on WSPL AM 1250/FM 98.5 and is the host of Middays with Nick on sister station Classic Hits 106 (106.1 FM) from 10 AM until 3 PM. Nick also is the color commentator on Streator Bulldogs football broadcasts along side Hall-of-Fame broadcaster, “Big Al” Haeussler. Nick is a graduate of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard in suburban Chicago with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting with advanced instruction in Radio and Television Production.

Before joining Studstill Media, Nick was a public address announcer at the University of Notre Dame for two years as the voice of Irish women’s volleyball, as well as working within men’s ice hockey, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Nick previously was the voice of Jaguars volleyball and softball at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Nick has been doing public address since 2003, when he was a freshman at Mishawaka Marian High School in Mishawaka, Indiana. He continues that practice today as the voice of Lady Bulldogs volleyball and works as a back-up for other sports at Streator Township High School, and is the voice of Bruins baseball at Saint Bede Academy in Peru. Nick also serves as the statistician for Streator Bulldogs men’s basketball.

Nick got married to his wonderful wife Ashley on August 26th, 2015 in Ottawa. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging with friends, cosplaying, going to anime conventions, and a fine cigar. A fan of all Chicago sports (except the White Sox and hockey where his allegiance lies with the Boston Bruins) and is a big fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.