Cheri Ballinger

Cheri Ballinger

Cheri Ballinger is a central Illinois radio veteran, broadcasting from Mattoon/Charleston to Springfield and everywhere in between (Decatur).

Ballinger received her A.A.S in Radio/TV Broadcasting from Lake Land College in 1988 and since then has done everything from country, to oldies, to adult contemporary, but she says news/talk is by far her favorite.

Cheri now lives in Auburn and has three children — ages 21, 18 and 12. She works full time for the state but, as central Illinois radio┬ápeople will tell you, once the radio bug bites you you can never really get away from it.

Cheri can be heard Saturdays hosting the Weekend Newswatch, which runs from 6-9 a.m.

Recent Headlines

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Help Needed Solving Residential Burglary


Springfield Police are looking for help solving a residential burglary where guns were stolen.

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Collective Bargaining-Go-Round for Rauner, Dems


Rauner: Democrats have done this before

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ISU Prez: “Strong and Stable”


Still upset there's no budget

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St Louis Bridge Jumper Is Dead


Bragged; not necessarily suicidal

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Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.