In 1989, Chris Nickles was voted “Class Clown” of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. While his accomplishments of note pretty much end there, Chris has been making air waves since 1990 where he first hit the air in Kankakee, Illinois. After a few years, he jumped to the former WCFL 104.7-FM in Morris, IL.
In 2002, Chris came back to the Kankakee area with his current job at Milner Broadcasting. There he quickly rose to the top … of the morning … as WIVR 101.7-FM’s first morning host. He later settled into middays at River Country and host of “Nick’s Diner.”
In 2011, Chris switched formats, but stayed within the Milner Broadcast family, and is currently on WFAV, 95.1-FM from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday and Noon to 3:00 PM on the Weekends.
In 2020, Chris moved again, this time to WVLI for the 3pm to 7pm shift Monday thru Fridays.
Born and raised in Bourbonnais, Illinois and living in Las Vegas, at least in his mind, Chris feels fortunate to do what he does everyday: “I’m very lucky to be doing the job I’m doing. I try to think about that every day.”