Morning News Talk Host

Mid-West Family in Springfield, Illinois is seeking a dynamic Talk Host for Springfield’s Morning News on 92.7 WMAY. Do you thrive to inform and serve the local community? Are you able to discuss business and politics in a non-partisan fashion? Does your natural curiosity lead you to share stories about our community? If so, this role may be for you.

Candidates must have strong communication skills as their primary responsibility will be to inform and serve the local community. You will be required to present information and business of the state capital (including city hall) to listeners in a non-partisan fashion. Your natural curiosity should lead you to share stories about the exceptional citizens and initiatives within our community, to champion local sports and stand-out athletes, share changes within the local business scene, and highlight the exciting events that make Springfield a special place to live, work and play. You must be able to look your listener in the eye while you’re behind the microphone – and then look them in the eye – frequently – out in the community. You must be ready to run for mayor of greater Springfield and understand that LOCAL content wins – on-air – and with local events, social, podcasts and web content.

Are you comfortable with video? Even better.

Radio has always meant creative local content that can be used in various forms like written pieces online and in email, in video, and through audio with podcasts and live broadcasts.  The story sells and how you tell it will bring it to life.  Are you ready to practice that each day?

At employee owned Mid-West Family, there is opportunity for growth, an opportunity for management, and an opportunity for ownership. There are no corporate edicts. That means our local team is tasked with creating our own imagined ideas and innovations.

If you view the new challenges facing radio as an exciting opportunity, then I want to talk to you. Send resume, cover letter, and audio samples to Mark Van Allen, VP/Market Manager, at

Mid-West Family is an equal opportunity employer.

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