Name: WTAX
Call Letters: WTAX-AM, W298AP-FM (WTAX-FM)
Dial Position: 1240 AM, 107.5 FM
Coverage Area: Springfield, Sangamon County
Address: 3501 East Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62707

Main Office Phone: 217-753-5400
Office Fax: 217-753-7902
WTAX News Center Phone: 217-753-2020
WTAX News Center Fax: 217-753-7902
WTAX Studio Phone: 217-753-1240

Station Contacts:

Charlie Ferguson – General Manager
Alex Degman – News Director/Brand Manager
Joey McLaughlin – Morning Newswatch Host
Dave Dahl – Morning News Anchor/Statehouse Reporter
Will Stevenson – Midday News Anchor/General Assignment Reporter
Ray Lytle – Host, Ray Lytle Show
Barb Ferguson-Fees – Producer, Ray Lytle Show/Evening News Anchor
Cheri Ballinger – Weekend Newswatch Host/Weekend News Anchor
John LaTessa – Technical Director
Dave Marquis – General Sales Manager
Claire Bitner – Creative Services Director/Community Calendar Coordinator

If your business wants to reach the largest number of potential customers, contact General Sales Manager Dave Marquis at 217-753-5400.

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Co-Owned Stations:

WABZ/WDBR HD-2 101.1
WDBR-FM 103.7
WQQL-FM 93.9
WYMG-FM 100.5
WLFZ-FM 101.9

WTAX is owned by Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC d.b.a. Capitol Radio Group.

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