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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Central Illinois Foodbank to Add Geothermal Heating/Cooling

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The Central Illinois Foodbank is going greener.

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Palazzolo Slams CWLP for Fee Increase Proposal

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He says asking customers for more money is the wrong way to go, especially if the utility wants to attract new customers.

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District 186 Administrative Offices Burglarized

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Springfield Police are looking for clues as to who tried to burglarize Springfield Public Schools' administrative offices.

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Inmate Escapes from Vandalia Prison

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An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a prison in Vandalia.

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Former IDPH Administrator Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Filing False Returns

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A former Illinois Department of Public Health Administrator has pleaded guilty to bribery, kickbacks, and filing false income tax returns.