THE 24-HOUR WILS NEWS TEAM COVERS THE NEWS THAT AFFECTS YOUR POCKETBOOK AND QUALITY OF LIFE...ATTENDING IMPORTANT MEETINGS AND EVENTS START-TO-FINISH...NO ONE KEEPS YOU IN THE KNOW LIKE 1320 WILS.
Rich, a native of the Buckeye State, has been in radio for more than 15 years and joined WILS as News Director in June 2009. He came to the Capital City after spending more than 8 years as News Anchor/Reporter for Cumulus Media in Huntsville, Alabama, where he also did high school football play-by-play and other sports broadcasting duties. Rich's time before then was in Ohio, where he spent time at WWOW Radio in Conneaut before and after his 1999 graduation from Walsh University in North Canton. No stranger to snow, Rich grew up in Ashtabula (a.k.a. the "snow belt") just outside Cleveland. Rich resides in Holt with his wife, Darci.
After a nearly 40-year hiatus, Mark Bashore returns to WILS as the afternoon and evening news anchor. While at MSU in 1973 he began his Lansing radio career as a DJ/Host on WILS AM & FM. After a seven-year run in Boston radio and television, the Mid-Michigan native returned home and spent 18 years at 99.1 WFMK. Most recently Mark spent a decade as the host and managing editor for the "Current State" show on WKAR. Back at 600 West Cavanaugh Mark says "The layout of the building is in some ways, unchanged, so I'm relieving a memory or two just about every day." Mark lives in Okemos with his spouse of 36 years, Martha, a real estate agent and has two grown children.
A native of Portage, Scott has spent two decades in radio in Michigan. He is a CMU grad and worked in Cadillac as a morning show host while covering high school sports for 1240 WATT. Scott spent several years working on the CMU Sports Network for both football and basketball. He came to MacDonald Broadcasting in 2003 and is currently the Operations Manager as well as fill-in news anchor. Scott is married with two children.
Nicholas Tomayko, originally from Shelby Township, is a senior at Michigan State studying journalism with a concentration in public affairs. He's worked at MacDonald Broadcasting since early 2017 as a local news reporter, weekend news anchor, and show producer. You can hear Nicholas on Saturdays and Sundays and covering Lansing City Council meetings.
Hannah Holliday, a native Michigander, is a senior journalism student at Michigan State University. She has a minor in German and sports reporting. She's worked at MacDonald Broadcasting since early 2018 as a local news reporter and weekend news anchor. Her most loyal listeners are her grandparents in northern Indiana. You can hear Hannah on Saturdays and Tuesday mornings covering Lansing City Council meetings.