Pigskin Pick ‘Em 2017

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Illini Football

ESPN Peoria is your home for Illini football all season long!

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Jim Mattson Show
Listen to the Jim Mattson Show every Monday-Friday between 3-6 pm!

Shop Small and you could win $800 worth of gift cards!

Fantasy Focus

Rodney and Skeeter talk football every Sunday from 9am-11am!

Join Mike Matheny and Jim Thome at Brewers Distributing Company!

Help give back to the community! Join Mike Matheny and Jim Thome at Brewers Distributing Company on Tuesday, November 28th from 5-7pm for a double header fundraiser benefiting the Walter F Jacob Foundation! Stadium Seats are $50 per person, or $25 for children under 12. All admissions include food and drink. Due to high demand, […]

Illini Basketball

. Love Illini basketball?  Keep it locked to 96.5 all season long to keep up on all of the action!  We’ll be broadcasting EVERY game all season, as well as doing ticket giveaways!

USPS Holiday Shipping Guidelines

With holiday shopping around the corner, the United States Postal Service or USPS has some tips to help ensure that your packages are delivered on time. If you want your gifts to be received by Christmas; have them in the mail by December 20th. For a full list of guidelines, CLICK HERE!    

New ESPN Morning Drive Show: Golic & Wingo

Starting later this month, Mike Golic and Trey Wingo will soon be joining us weekdays from 5am-9am for ESPN Radio’s new morning drive show, Golic and Wingo!     Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL studio analyst on NFL 2Night and later joined NFL Live – where he and Wingo worked together in […]

Win Gift Cards to Your Favorite Local Businesses!

Shop small and you could win big! Throughout the month of November, visit and support the stores and restaurants listed below and enter for your chance to win a gift card to ALL of them…that’s $800 in gift cards! There will be one winner selected at the end of the month; just in time to start […]

2018 Winter Olympics Torch Lighting

The 2018 Winter Olympics may be months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to light the torch! Due to cloudy skies, the process traditionally used to light the torch was diverted yesterday. The flame is due to arrive in South Korea on November 1st, and the games will begin on February 9th. For […]

Kaepernick Lands $1 Million Book Deal

Colin Kaepernick has been the center of sports news all year, but now he’s closing in on a book deal worth over one million dollars with Random House imprint One World. One World is headed by Chris Jackson who has published Jay-Z in the past. His controversial acts have sparked conversation nationwide on all social […]

World Record Breaking Heat for Game One

Game One of the World Series has passed with a world record Series heat index of 103 degrees! The Astros and Dodgers braved the hot temperature to go head to head and claim their Championship title. The previous World Series heat record was in Game 6 in 2001 with the Diamondbacks and Yankees. The Dodgers […]

Ranked: 2017 World Series Beards

It’s no secret that baseball has some developed some memorable beards in sports history. Now, they’ve been ranked! These top 11 beards will be featured in the 2017 World Series! To see the scruffiness, CLICK HERE!   PHOTO CREDIT: USA TODAY FOR THE WIN ARTICLE

Adam Schefter Twitter Hack

Most sports reporters remain plugged in to social media at all times; especially Adam Schefter. On Monday, he learned that staying logged on may not be the best idea! With a whopping seven million followers, his co-workers took to Twitter to play a prank with an Anchorman quote. For the full article, CLICK HERE! PHOTO […]