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
Danielle Blake - News Anchor / Reporter
Danielle Blake is the Morning News Anchor / Reporter for WOC Radio News, where she keeps WOC listeners informed throughout the morning drive time.
Danielle is a 2022 graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, with double degrees in Multimedia Journalism, with focus in Political Science, and Marketing Communications. Danielle was the Copy Editor of the Simpsonsonian newspaper at Simpson College, active in Speech and Debate, and Captain of the National Champion Simpson College Debate Team. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Delta Honor Society.
Danielle grew up in the Davenport area.
Steve Nichols - News Anchor / Reporter
Steve Nichols has 25 years of experience as a News Anchor, Morning Show Host, and Program Director, and anchored for the Georgia News Network. He was recognized with the Georgia Association of Broadcasters award for Best Morning Show Personality for The Sunrise Show with Steve Nichols at WPPL-FM in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Steve has a degree in English from Grand View College in Des Moines. He has a teen daughter.
Emory Marissa Miller - News Writer, Anchor, Reporter
Emory Miller is Morning Drive News Writer, Reporter, and Anchor for WOC Radio in the iHeartMedia Midwest News Center. She starts work at 11:00 the night before, preparing Summaries for our nationwide 247 News Source, as well as stories and newscasts for multiple iHeartMedia Midwest radio stations. Emory joins WOC Radio Morning News as a Reporter, bringing new stories and live reports into the morning commute.
Emory is an Iowa native, and a 2022 graduate of Iowa State University, with a B.A. Degree in Communications Studies: Speech, Communications, and Rhetoric.
Brock Wilson - News 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.
Sue Danielson - News Anchor / Reporter
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.
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, including performances with the Des Moines Symphony. He plays saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, and is also a vocalist. CLICK HERE for video from Noce Jazz Cabaret.
Julia Bertino - News Anchor / Reporter
Julia Bertino Anchors WOC Radio News during the Simon Conway Show in the afternoon drive time. She 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.
Keegan Turnbough - News Anchor / Reporter
Keegan Turnbough is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in Communications. While a student at Iowa, he was a Sports Writer and Radio Host on KRUI radio; Student Leader in the Campus Christian Fellowship; and an actor for Run of the Mill Productions, an Iowa City Community Theater company.
Keegan has also been an active volunteer, as a boys' basketball coach at Heritage Christian School, a Sunday School teacher for Iowa City Church, and a Math and Science Tutor at Iowa City High School.
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
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 iHeartMedia 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.
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.
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.