WJBD Radio



Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

Photo Galleries

Latest Gallery

Sports Gallery

View all your latest sports photos.

Email your photo to news@wjbdradio.com

Events Gallery

Salem Lady Cats Senior Night 2016

Photo of the Day

Photo Of The Day

Brought to you by Marion County Savings Bank located in Salem, IL!

Media Center


FREE Desktop and iPhone Backgrounds

Check out our selection of WJBD backgrounds for your computer or cell phone.  

Audio Highlights

Salem City Series Game 3

Great baseball played on all Little League games.  The Salem City Series Game 3 broadcast is in full from 1350 AM WJBD.


Watch Videos 24/7!

Looking for on Demand Videos of local area events?  Watch them all here!   You can even watch LIVE events 24/7!

Homepage Local News

National News Tab

School Funding Overhaul Again Faces Long Odds in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Efforts to overhaul Illinois' school funding formula again face long odds in the spring legislative session, despite calls to address the matter urgently.

Illinois Owes Springfield Hospitals $76 million

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois owes Springfield's two largest hospitals $76 million for the care of state workers, retirees and dependents, an amount that continues to grow due to the state's budget impasse.

Police Beat for Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Salem woman arrested for alleged aggravated battery.  Centralia man arrested for alleged DUI. 

Juror: Evidence Not Strong Enough to Convict Ex-Prosecutor

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A juror in the first-degree murder trial of a former Illinois prosecutor accused of suffocating his sleeping wife says that "most everyone felt he was guilty," but the panel couldn't agree on a conviction because of a lack of evidence.

Court Effort Aims to Link Job Placement with Child Support

Professor Who Wore Headscarf to Leave Christian College

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Home Invasion And Other Charges Following Altercation With Police

Mt. Vernon Man Injured in Effingham County Crash

Centralia Police Arrest Mt. Vernon Man on Multiple Weapon and Drug Charges

Early Voting Begins for March Primary Election in Marion County

Former NRA President Issues Warning In Visit to Odin Gun Shop

Police Beat for Saturday, February 6th, 2016

New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

U of I Reports Record Number of Freshman Applications

Three Injured In Friday Morning Crash in Salem

Marion County Building Committee Okays Public Service Buildling Renovation

Amtrak to Keep Two Daily Round Trip Trains on Chicago to Carbondale Route

Gov. Rauner Touts Government Consolidation Legislation

Rauner: Illinois State Museum May Open with Its Own Funding

Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor

Homepage National News

National News Tab

Manhunt Launched for Prisoner Who Escaped From Arkansas Jail

  A manhunt is under way in Arkansas for a prisoner who escaped from jail, apparently by putting a blanket over a razor wire in the middle of the night, officials said.Paul Grice, 38, escaped from the Dallas County Jail around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Dallas County Sheriff's Office. Grice was still at t ...

Police Searching for Loose Monkey in Ohio

  Residents in Minerva Park, Ohio, are on the lookout for a monkey that has reportedly been on the loose since Thursday.Witnesses have reported seeing what appears to be a medium-sized howler monkey in Minerva Park, an independent village in Columbus. The Minerva Park Police Department posted an alert on their Fac ...

Recovery Operation Continues After 2 Planes Collide in Midair Off Los Angeles

After two small planes collided in midair off the coast of Southern California on Friday, officials were still trying to locate two men and one woman on Saturday. According to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV, the U.S. Coast Guard transitioned the rescue operation with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to a recovery oper ...

FBI: Detroit Man Threatened Attack on Church, Police Officer

A Detroit-area man who was under FBI investigation for "increasingly violent threats...about committing acts of terror and martyrdom" on behalf of ISIS has been charged with possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance, according to court filings.Khalil Abu-Rayyan was stopped by Detroit police in Octobe ...

Cornell Fraternity President, Accused of Sex Crime, Remains in Prison

FBI Investigates Laser Strikes at Cleveland Airport

Two Planes Collide in Midair, Plunge Into Ocean Off Los Angeles

Air Traffic Controllers Texting, Using Snapchat While on the Job, Documents Show

Dramatic Video Shows Person Stuck in Car After Crane Crash in Manhattan

Virginia Tech Student Had 'Inappropriate Relationship' With 13-Year-Old Murder Victim, Source Says

Homepage Local Sports

National Sports Tab

High School Prep Basketball Scores 2-7-16

Anderson has 27 in EIU's 78-69 win over SE Missouri

Trae Anderson scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Demetrius McReynolds also had a double-double to lead Eastern Illinois over Southeast Missouri 78-69 on Saturday.

Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves surge past the Chicago Bulls in a 112-105 victory on Saturday night.   

Anisimov has goal, 3 assists; Blackhawks beat Stars 5-1

Artem Anisimov had a short-handed goal and three assists, and the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Saturday night.  

Homepage National Sports

National Sports Tab

Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Named NFL MVP

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player of 2015. The 26-year-old received the honor on Saturday ...

Brett Favre Leads 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Class

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its induction class for 2016 on Saturday, starring legendary quarterb ...

USC AD Pat Haden to Retire in June

University of Southern California Athletics Director Pat Haden announced Friday that he would retire from tha ...

Super Bowl 50: J.J. Watt Says Broncos Are ‘Not Going to Stop’ Cam Newton

Drew Brees and J.J. Watt are giving their pro insights on what to watch for Sunday.The NFL superstars appeare ...

Homepage Health

Entertainment Tab

Matt LeBlanc Says He Suffered 'Dark Time' in His Life After 'Friends' Wrapped

  Matt LeBlanc starred as Joey Tribbiani, the goofy next door neighbor on "Friends," for 10 years and 236 episodes. After the series wrapped in 2004, the actor ...

Veterinarians Save Dog With Crushed Skull

An 8-month-old Rottweiler whose skull was crushed after being hit by a car four months ago has a promising ro ...

Dad’s Photo of Baby's Swollen Toe Raises Awareness of Rare Syndrome

One dad's photo of his baby's swollen toe is sparking conversation among parents across the Internet.Scott Wa ...

How a Shopping Cart Could Make Life Easier for People With Special Needs

Shopping just got easier for shoppers with older children and adults with special needs around the U.S.A spec ...


Entertainment Tab

A History of Super Bowl Halftime Performances

The Super Bowl halftime show normally features the biggest names in music, who are often veteran performers.  This year's headliners, pop/rock band Coldplay, ...

Nearly 30 Years After "Like a Prayer" Furor, Madonna Song Featured in New Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial

It just goes to show that if you wait long enough, all scandals will fade away.  Pepsi's big Super Bowl ...

"MacGyver" Movie, TV Reboot Planned

Break out your Swiss army knife -- MacGyver’s coming back. Variety reports entertainment company Lionsg ...

Helen Mirren Defends Academy in Oscar Diversity Debate

Oscar winner Helen Mirren is defending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Oscars diversit ...

This Site logo