Program Schedule

Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory – Monday – Friday 12am – 4am
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.
This Morning: America’s First News with Gordon Deal – Monday – Friday 4am – 5:30am
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 Jennifer Kushinka go beyond the headlines to bring a lively blend of intelligent information, humor, and expert analysis to WTAX listeners every weekday morning.
The WTAX Morning Newswatch – Monday – Friday 5:30am-9am
We get it. You’re busy. You don’t have time to wait around for news, weather, sports, markets or what’s going to be hot around the water cooler that day. That’s why we created the Morning Newswatch.  Whether you listen for 20 minutes or an hour, you’ll have all the information you need to start your day.
glennflagGlenn Beck – Monday – Friday: 9am – 11am
Glenn Beck is the host and star of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. 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 more than 230 stations.
rushprogramsRush Limbaugh – Monday – Friday 11am – 2pm
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.
clarkhClark Howard – Monday – Friday 2pm – 3pm
“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.
VysQsN0sPhil Valentine – Monday – Friday 3pm – 5pm
Phil Valentine is an American conservative talk radio host based in Nashville, Tennessee.  Valentine is also an author, having written “The Conservative’s Handbook,” “Right from the Heart:  The ABC’s of Reality in America,” and “Tax Revolt.”  Valentine is best known for organizing the Nashville community in protest of a new state income tax.
MarkLevinMark LevinMonday – Friday 5pm – 8pm
Mark is an American Lawyer, author, and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. Mark’s radio show on WABC in New York City is now syndicated nationally by Cumulus Radio.  Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute host on The Sean Hannity Show, and has also been an advisor to Limbaugh, who frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname “F. Lee Levin.” He is perhaps more well-known for his nickname, “The Great One.”
batchelorJohn Batchelor – Monday – Friday 8pm – 12am
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.
Coast to Coast Weekend with Ian Punnett – Saturdays 12am – 5am
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.
The WTAX Weekend Newswatch – Saturdays 6am – 9am
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. Hosted by Cheri Ballinger, it’s Springfield’s home of Entertainment with the Illinois Times at 7:10, and the Springfield Business Journal Report at 8:10.
Handyman Show with Glenn Haege – Saturdays 9am – 11am
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.
delano_logoLaw Talk with Delano Law – Saturdays 11am – 12pm
It’s good to know Delano!
joe pagsThe Weekend with Joe Pags – Saturdays 12pm – 3pm
Welcome to The Weekend, a lighter talk show with your Saturdays in mind, featuring Joe Pags and refreshing approaches to American stories of all kinds, about family, social issues, pop-culture, politics and playful debate. Call the show at 1-800-501-7080.
gilprogramsReal Estate Today with Gil Gross – Saturdays 3pm – 5pm
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®.
leoprogramsLeo Laporte – The Tech Guy – Saturdays 5pm-8pm, Sundays 6pm – 9pm
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!
Handel on the Law – Saturdays 8pm – 11pm
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.
Coast to Coast Weekends Saturdays 11pm- Midnight
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.
Principles for LivingSundays 5am – 5:30am
Host Bill Zechmann teaches listeners to put their Christian beliefs into practice, so they can grow in Christ and live in greater freedom. This is not a “quick fix” program. Listeners are encouraged to renew their minds in Christ and develop new ways of thinking. Once that takes place, the fruits of the Spirit will ripen into what God has always intended for their lives.
local_news_genericFocusSundays 5:30am-6am
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
danprogramsCBS Radio News Weekend Roundup with Dan RavivSundays 6am – 7am
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.
Jill on Money – Sundays 7am – 9am
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 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.
ronaprograms“The Car Doctor” Ron Ananian – Sundays 9am – 11am
Renowned car expert Ron Ananian hosts the Car Doctor. The show’s main objective is to educate listeners on today’s computerized automobile, help avoid repair fraud and deception, and to prepare them for the everchanging automobile landscape.
garyprogramsAt Home with Gary Sullivan – Sundays 11am – 1pm
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.
WatchdogWatchdog On Wall Street – Sundays 1pm – 3pm
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.
Jerry Doyle – Sundays 3pm – 6pm
“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.
kudlow_larryLarry Kudlow – Sundays 9pm – Midnight
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.

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