The WTAX Weekend Newswatch

The WTAX Weekend Newswatch

The Weekend Newswatch is Springfield’s premiere source for all things news, sports, weather, entertainment and business to get your weekend off on the right foot.

Launched in December 2012 by now News Director Alex Degman, the Weekend Newswatch has become a staple in the Springfield radio lexicon. Not only does it provide news at the top and bottom of each hour, weather on the 9’s and sports at :20 and :50, but you also get:

Entertainment with the Illinois Times at 7:10 — a weekly rundown of what you can see and do in the capital city this weekend. If you’re bored, you’re not looking hard enough!

The Springfield Business Journal Report at 8:10 — What’s going on in the local business community? New construction? New businesses opening? Big changes coming on the business scene? Be ahead of the curve and listen on Saturdays.

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Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in Local

Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

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Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

5 hours ago in Local

LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

5 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

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President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

11 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

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In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

11 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

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President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.