WJBC – 1230AM – Bloomington is a Bloomington, Illinois, talk radio station. The radio station features conservative news talk shows, while the website publishes local and political news. The web domain for the station is wjbc.com.
Funded by / Ownership
WJBC – 1230AM – Bloomington is owned by Cumulus Media, a publicly-traded American broadcasting company that owns over 400 radio stations. Cumulus Media is owned by its shareholders, including hedge funds and institutional investors. A review of political donations indicates more favoring Republican candidates and PACS. Advertising through radio and the web generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WJBC – 1230AM – Bloomington publishes local news stories that utilize minimally loaded language, such as this: Chenoa officer involved in crash near Towanda. This story, like all other local stories, did not provide hyperlinked sourcing to the information.
The radio station and website broadcasts a daily lineup of news radio hosts and shows that generally hold moderate conservative perspectives.
Editorially, the majority of radio hosts hold moderate conservative viewpoints. While they do not publish op-eds, political news reporting is low biased, such as this Illinois Republican react to conviction of Tim Mapes. Again, this story lacks hyperlinks to credible sources. In general, WJBC -1230AM – Bloomington holds slightly right-leaning biases and is mostly fact-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WJBC – 1230AM – Bloomington Right-Center Biased based on the political affiliation of conservative radio hosts. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 08/30/2023)
Last Updated on August 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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