Programs

GeorgeNooryCoast to Coast A.M. with George Noory
Overnights, George Noory explores the unexplained, the paranormal, and more. Noory calls “Coast to Coast AM” the most unusual show he has ever witnessed or been a part of. Mondays 12-4 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 1-4 a.m.
wall_streetWall Street Journal – This Morning
Wake up with the day’s first look at top business stories and breaking news from the U.S. and around the world. Hosts Gordon Deal and Gina Cervetti go beyond the headlines to bring a lively blend of intelligent information, humor, and expert analysis to WTAX listeners every weekday morning. Monday – Friday: 4am – 5:30am
Small MicrophoneThe WTAX Morning Newswatch
The Morning Newswatch gives you up to date local, state, national and world news. It updates you on weather every eight minutes, provides you with the latest markets, sports and gives you the opportunity to listen to interviews with people in the news. Listen to our Close-Up Interview podcasts. Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 9am
glennflagGlenn Beck
Glenn Beck is the host and star of a nationally syndicated radio talk show as well as the fastest growing TV show in cable news. Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 230 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Monday – Friday: 9am – 11am
rushprogramsRush Limbaugh
He calls himself America’s Anchorman. “El Rushbo” hosts the highest rated national radio talk show in America. He is known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism. Limbaugh has the most listened to talk show with 20 million people tuning in each week. Monday – Friday: 11am – 2pm
clarkhClark Howard
“Save more and spend less” is more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based “consumer champion” is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life. Catch his show weekdays from 2-3 p.m. on Newsradio WTAX.
lytleRay Lytle
Ray has been in the Springfield area for decades. A Gillespe native, Ray thought of Springfield as “the big city” growing up. Now, he takes his humorous style to afternoon drive on Newsradio WTAX to talk about the issues important to you and your neighbors. Call in and be part of the conversation Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
ToddSchnittThe Schnitt Show with Todd Schnitt
What do you get when you combine an independent libertarian-leaning conservative with a person who drinks nobody’s kool-aid? You get Todd Schnitt. The Schnitt Show features news, political commentary, lifestyle, pop culture, and parody. Catch The Schnitt Show, weeknights from 6pm to 8pm on Newsradio WTAX.
headshot-JasonLewisJason Lewis
Jason Lewis is host of the nationally syndicated Jason Lewis Show and is the author of “Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States’ Rights” from Bascom Hill Publishing. Jason started his radio career at KOA in Denver and has hosted local talk shows in Charlotte, NC and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN where he is rated number one. Jason was recently selected as one of the top 25 talk hosts in the country by Newsmax Magazine and has been twice featured in ABC Radio’s “The Year in Talk.” Catch his show weekdays from 8pm – 10pm
batchelorJohn Batchelor
The John Batchelor Show is an essential tool for understanding the new order in the 21st Century. The world is now facing a dangerous and fanatical enemy determined to destroy Western civilization on both political and military fronts. In this, the first great ideological battle of the new millennium, it is imperative to know the major players and the theaters in which they operate. Tune in Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
IanPunnettCoast to Coast Weekend with Ian Punnett
In the basement of Ian Punnett’s childhood home, a step ladder led to the entrance of a dark crawl space that ran under the back porch. This creepy, lightless hole was just tall enough for a small boy to stand up in, so whenever it was time to retrieve some boxes like Christmas decorations or summer clothing, young Ian would be called upon to breach the blackness.
Armed only with a flashlight to battle the ghosties and ghoulies and all the other creatures he imagined lived in that hole, Ian would bravely step into the unknown whenever duty called. Saturday: 1am – 5am
kirk_farahWeekend NewsWatch with Kirk Farah
The Weekend Newswatch focuses on keeping you up to date on the news of the day giving you news, sports, weather, market information and more. It’s Springfield’s home of Entertainment with the Illinois Times at 7:10, and the Springfield Business Journal Report at 8:10. Click PODCASTS in the Menu Bar for podcast downloads of Kirk’s Close-Up Interviews. Saturday: 6am-9am
GlennHaegeHandyman Show with Glenn Haege
Clear, Concise How To Advice from America’s Handyman. Whether it’s a problem with your water heater, a mold problem, or a problem with an appliance, Glenn Haege will give you an answer for how to fix the problem. Saturday: 9am – 11am
delano_logoLaw Talk with Delano Law
It’s good to know Delano! Saturday: 11am – 12pm
gilprogramsReal Estate Today with Gil Gross
Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Gil Gross, the program delivers everything you need to know about your home, from buying and selling tips and financing issues, to home improvements and other value enhancements, to the current state of the local real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, and field reports… even a local market conditions segment. Real Estate Today is backed by the unparalleled credibility and resources of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Saturday: 3pm – 5pm
leoprogramsLeo Laporte – The Tech Guy
Leo Laporte has worked as an author, speaker, and broadcaster in New Haven, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, most recently focusing on technology coverage for radio, television, and the Internet. From computers, the internet, iPods, cell phones to camcorders, digital cameras, gaming systems and home theatres, Leo provides entertaining tech talk that appeals to the inner geek in all of us! Saturday: 5pm-8pm
HandelHandel on the Law
Bill Handel’s weekend show, “Handel on the Law” is bold, entertaining and addictive. Bill definitely knows his way around our wacky American legal system, and with a quick wit and razor sharp tongue, offers up advice to countless callers on a weekly basis. Saturday: 8pm – 11pm
Coast to Coast Weekends
Coast to Coast Weekend explores many different issues in the overnight hours, UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death and other unexplained (and often inexplicable) phenomena. Saturday 11pm- Midnight

eyeprogramsEye On Illinois
A program that takes a look at issues in Illinois, whether it’s a historical figure like Abraham Lincoln, an update on budget negotiations at the Capitol or a review of an event in one of Illinois’ towns, Eye on Illinois is a quick look at what’s happening in Illinois. Sunday: 5am – 5:30am
local_news_genericFocus
Focus is a public affairs show that airs each Sunday morning. Focus brings you timely interviews and information related to the news stories of the day. Focus podcasts are available under the “Podcasts” tab on wtax.com. Sundays 5:30am-6am
danprogramsCBS Radio News Weekend Roundup with Dan Raviv
The CBS News Weekend Roundup is a complete and thought-provoking summary of the week’s news and important developments in America and overseas. This 40-minute radio magazine is hosted by CBS’s National Correspondent, Dan Raviv, and features members of the CBS News team around the globe, as well as Dan’s interviews with newsmakers, writers, artists, and fascinating people in all walks of life. Sunday: 6am – 7am
JJillSchlessingerill on Money
Money guru Jill Schlesinger helps listeners take control of their financial lives and better understand all-things-money. Jill Schlesinger is the Editor-at-large for CBS Moneywatch.com. She owned and operated an investment management firm for 14 years and is a certified financial planner. She served those with millions of dollars and those who were taking their first steps to get there. Jill specialized in managing money in a way that was consistent with the risk tolerance of her former clients and presents financial concepts that are fun, entertaining, and easy-to-understand. Sunday: 7am – 9am
ronaprograms“The Car Doctor” Ron Ananian
Renowned car expert Ron Ananian currently hosts “The Car Doctor” on NewsRadio 1240 WTAX airing Sundays from 10AM to 11am. The show’s main objective is to educate the motoring public on today’s computerized automobile, help avoid repair fraud and deception, and to prepare them for the coming changes in the next century. Sunday: 9am – 11am
garyprogramsAt Home with Gary Sullivan
Gary Sullivan has dedicated his entire adult life to the home improvement industry and has over 30 years experience selling, using and talking about home improvement products. At the age of 16, Gary began his career working in a hardware store as a stock boy. After attending the University of Cincinnati he went to work for Cincinnati’s best-known hardware store chain, Hader Hardware. Gary managed stores in the beginning but quickly moved to the main office in 1980. His new duties included store design, employee training and personnel. In 1983 Gary became a limited partner and by 1993 became majority owner and President of this 18-store chain of hardware stores. Gary sold the company in 1997 and remained President until 2001. Sunday:11am – 1pm
WatchdogWatchdog On Wall Street
Christopher Markowski, the Watchdog on Wall Street, is the youngest syndicated radio host in the country and he thrives on being the anti-cliché Wall Street authority. As a consumer advocate, Chris has become known for going after Wall Street crooks and frauds and he truly believes that his advice can help the individual investor make sound financial decisions. Chris dedicates himself to ensuring Americans know what is really happening behind the scenes on Wall Street; not the fabrications and half-truths that the big firms and some media churn out on a daily basis. Sunday: 1pm – 3pm
doyleprogramsJerry Doyle
“I never realized that growing up in Brooklyn, flying jets, working on Wall Street and starring in a sci-fi series was the prerequisite for the fast-paced demands of talk radio,” says Jerry Doyle. “But, if that’s what it takes to succeed, I’m glad I did it all.” Doyle works long hours balancing his busy acting career in television and movies with his nationally syndicated radio career. Listeners will enjoy Doyle’s anecdotal humor, satirical observations and well-rounded social commentary. His ability to choose compelling topics provokes lively conversations on the issues of the day. The program is caller-driven, issue-oriented and fast-paced. Listeners enjoy Doyle’s wit, as well as his ability to seriously engage callers from across the nation in fascinating conversations. Sunday: 3pm – 6pm
kudlow_larryLarry Kudlow
Larry Kudlow is the host of the CNBC prime time show “The Kudlow Report.” Kudlow is also a syndicated columnist and contributing editor of “The National Review Online.” Hailed as one of the “clearest economic policy thinkers in America,” Larry Kudlow is a familiar face in Washington and on Wall Street — a renowned free market, supply-side economist armed with knowledge, vision, and integrity acquired over a storied career spanning three decades. He is consistently ranked one of the nation’s premier and most accurate economic forecasters according to The Wall Street Journal’s semiannual forecasting survey. Sunday: 9pm – Midnight

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