We are the storytellers
of East Central Illinois


Get to know our radio stations: WDWS, WHMS, and WKIO


Find out why News-Gazette Media leads the way in digital.

Bringing immediacy and instant listener engagement.

Our trio of radio stations offers news, sports, talk, and adults contemporary and classic hits programming. With exclusive broadcasts of all University of Illinois sports, and a dedicated team of news reporters – we stand out from the rest.

Enhancing the way stories are told.

With a network of a dozen websites, the online audience of our media properties continues to grow each year. Additionally, we help local businesses adapt to changing consumer behavior with a full suite of digital marketing and branding services.

Committed to quality.

We’re devoted to delivering the highest quality news and information to our audience – and it shows! We are consistently recognized by our peers for outstanding journalism, commentary, advertising, broadcasting and web design.

Learn more about our accolades.

Covering our community like no one else.

News-Gazette Media’s family of products reach millions of residents in Champaign County and the surrounding areas. Regardless of local or national news, our residents know what is happening in the world around them.

News-Gazette Media Publications

  • Number of publications: 13
  • Weekly readership: 200,000
  • Reach: 40 mile radius of Champaign-Urbana

News-Gazette Media Broadcasts

  • Number of stations: 3
  • Weekly audience: 75,000
  • Reach: 40 mile radius of Champaign-Urbana

News-Gazette Media Online

  • Number of websites: 12
  • Weekly visitors: 250,000
  • Reach: Local focus, global reach

Local ownership.
Local impact.

News-Gazette Media is owned by The Marajen Stevick Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation created specifically to maintain high-quality, locally-controlled news organizations and to distribute the profits they provide for the betterment of the communities they serve.

Since its inception, The Marejen Stevick Foundation has distributed well over $1 million to local not-for-profits. Learn more

Make an impact.

News-Gazette Media was founded with the mission of telling the stories of our community. We do this by employing talented employees and helping local businesses thrive with our suite of media products and marketing services. Do you want to work with a team whose #1 goal is to be the best at what they do?

We want to hear from you.