One of the Midwest's largest radio news teams covers the top local and state stories with experience and dedication. Listen for WOC Radio News with the Quad Cities' top stories throughout the day.
Contact WOC Radio Newsroom: 563) 344-1420 Press 9 for News. Email: WOCNews@iHeartmedia.com
Wendy Wilde WOC News Director, Midwest Region News Director
Wendy Wilde has been a Talk Show Host, News Director, News Anchor and Reporter, Program Director, and Music Radio Morning Show Host in her 43-year radio career. She is a multiple region Murrow, Sevareid, SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), and Associated Press Award winner, and has served as President of the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcast News Association.
Wendy has a degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, with additional coursework in Pre-Medicine at the University of Dayton, Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, and Business and Economics at Wright State University. She also holds a Project Management Certification.
Community service and volunteerism has been a focus throughout her life. Wendy and her husband Michael co-founded and ran a volunteer-operated 501(c)3 non-profit teen center for six years, volunteering every weekend. VIDEO CLICK HERE.
She and her husband, Michael have three children and one grandson.
VIDEO CLICK HERE: Wendy Wilde goes in depth on a Southern Minnesota story that made national headlines
Trent Rice - Midwest Region Assistant News Director
Trent Rice has a Broadcast Journalism Degree from the University of Nebraska, and anchors news for Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska. He was News Director at KASI Radio in Ames for more than 20 years before joining the iHeart Midwest News Center as the Midwest Region Assistant News Director.
Trent's been recognized by the Iowa Broadcast News Association with awards for his news coverage and newscast anchoring. In 2017 he received the IBNA's top honor--The Jack Shelley Award in 2017.
Trent and his wife Solveig have three children.
Sue Danielson - Assistant News Director
Sue Danielson has been an anchor in our Midwest Radio Newsroom since 1989 and enjoys covering a wide range of stories, sharing news and information with WOC listeners. She says she is especially interested in severe weather coverage, having reported on numerous tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, ice storms, and blizzards.
Sue has won multiple state and national awards for her reporting and newscasts, and has received the Jack Shelley Award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association, the organization’s highest honor.
Sue holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University.
Sue and her husband Darwin have a son and a daughter.
Brock Wilson - News Writer / Anchor / Reporter
Brock Wilson joined iHeartMedia as a News Writer and Anchor in 2018. He has a Broadcasting Degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where he was a News Anchor for the morning sports program, Sports Update.
Brock was a play-by-play announcer and sports producer and director in college, and also did high school football play-by-play for a Springfield area high school football team and the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Brock currently does play-by-play and public address announcing for Grand View University in Des Moines. He's also the broadcast director for the weekly Dirt Vision broadcasts at the Sprint Car Capitol of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
Besides being involved in sports, Brock also plays multiple instruments and is a country music fan.
Brock and his wife Brittany live in Des Moines.
CLICK HERE for video of Brock announcing a race at Knoxville Raceway.
Dave Bohl - News Anchor / Reporter
Dave Bohl is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines with a degree in Communications. Throughout his radio career, he's been a Control Room Board Operator, live Show Producer, and now a News Anchor and Reporter.
Dave is also a professional musician, performing regularly all around the Midwest. He plays saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, and is also a vocalist.
Chris Turner - News Anchor / Reporter
Chris Turner is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Degree in Communications and Sports Studies.
He was previously a television Sports Director at a Mississippi television station, and Sports Anchor/Reporter at a Missouri television station.
Chris is a big sports fan and usually spends his off-time watching sports, reading, or talking about sports.
Terry Leahy - News Anchor / Reporter
Terry Leahy graduated from Creighton University in Omaha in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and has worked in news and public affairs throughout his career.
He has been a sideline reporter on the Nebraska Football Network, Westwood One College World Series coverage, and is currently is in his 24th year as an original member of the broadcast team for the University of Nebraska Omaha NCAA Division One college hockey program, which started in 1997.
Terry enjoys history, politics and sports.
Julia Bertino - News Anchor / Reporter
Julia Bertino is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and holds a B.S. in Communications. She started her radio career in 2015 as a member of the sales team, then transitioned to a News Anchor and Reporter the following year.
Julia and her partner Nate renovating their home or binge watching documentaries with their cat, Fitzgerald.
Julia says her biggest passions in life are music, theater and history.
Bill Jensen - Anchor/ Reporter
Bill Jensen has a long history as News Anchor and Reporter at several Omaha radio stations, starting his radio career as an intern before serving in the U.S. Air Force. He has won multiple Associated Press and Nebraska Broadcasters Association awards for his work.
Bill has been the Public Address Announcer for the Omaha Royals/Strom Chasers for more than 25 years, and is also served for more than 25 years, and the PA Announcer for the NCAA Men's College World Series since 2001.
He and Deanna have two children, a grandson, and three granddaughters. And a cat, Oliver, who Bill says is a character and keeps the couple on their toes
Parker Reed - News Anchor / Reporter
Parker Reed is a recent graduate of Iowa State University, with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications in Management, and was Limelight Editor for the Iowa State Daily (CLICK HERE).
He contributed work to CITYVIEW and Iowa Living Magazines as an Intern, and is the Co-Founder of Pretty Fort (below), appearing on and publishing music-focused podcasts focused on musicians and events.
Arjav Rawal - Anchor/Reporter
Arjav Rawal is a college student and a News Anchor/Reporter for iHeartMedia Midwest.
In his final year of high school, he was profiled by multiple news outlets for leaking the results of the famous Iowa Poll on three separate occasions. WATCH HERE
Arjav is also a musician.
His girlfriend Ashley is a student and patient care technician at Nebraska Medicine.
Ryan Baker - News Anchor / Reporter
Ryan Baker anchors newscasts on weekends for iHeart Radio. He is President & Chief Executive Officer at BAMM Multimedia. He has a more than 15 year background in Radio News as an Anchor and Reporter, on legendary radio stations including KOA in Denver and WBAP in Dallas.
Ryan and his wife, Angie live near Ogallala, Nebraska with their children (and dogs).