Mike Goebel

Mike Goebel

Top of the Morning, Nov. 19, 2018

Thanksgiving week updates from News-Gazette Media:

Perhaps the most popular paper of the year — Thursday's Thanksgiving extravaganza that includes 6.2 pounds of Black Friday advertising — will hit doorsteps by 7 a.m. Thursday.

Single copies could be ready for sale as early as 4 a.m.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 12, 2018

If you've ever listened to The DWS Morning Show — or called in — chances are you've talked with the show's producer, Adam Austin.

What you may not know is that Austin is an Army veteran, serving two tours in Iraq.

He joined after 9/11, signing up after his brother joined.

"I decided it was something I wanted to do as well," he says.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 5, 2018

The busiest night of the year for News-Gazette Media is election night — tomorrow.

Starting early Tuesday morning, there will be News-Gazette reporters and photographers tracking races all over Champaign, Urbana and Danville — our live report at news-gazette.com will be active all day.

Plus, our weekly editors will be covering races in the communities they serve.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 29, 2018

What's coming up in The News-Gazette:

The Illini men's basketball team opens its season this week — starting with Friday night's exhibition game against Illinois Wesleyan — and it may not come at a better time for Illini fans, what with the football team suffering a third straight blowout loss this weekend.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 22, 2018

March Madness has nothing on November Nuttiness for the sports team at WDWS 1400-AM and WHMS 97.5-FM.

Illini men's and women's basketball tip off their seasons, joining football and volleyball on the broadcast calendar.

There are 26 events to cover. Add in pregame, postgame and coaches shows, and there will be 51 broadcasts next month.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 15, 2018

News-Gazette Media continues to offer goods and services that not only serve our readers and listeners, but our advertisers as well.

Introducing: NGM Edge.

"If a business owner has an online need, chances are we can help them get where they want to be," said Jason Frye, News-Gazette Media's Manager of Digital Products and Services.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 1, 2018

Among the series that we're most proud of is "Those Who Served," which spotlights veterans and those who assist them. Soon, we'll be taking the series to another level.

Publishing on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — will be a special section full of stories of bravery from many of the men and women we've featured in the pages of The News-Gazette.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 24, 2018

Look closely and you can tell that picture above of veteran News-Gazette reporter Tom Kacich is not from the Kickapoo Rail Trail — it's from a recent hike at Glacier National Park in Montana.

But it demonstrates Kacich's love of all things outdoors.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 17, 2018

For "Mike in the Morning," his career in radio has come with some sacrifices.

"All the time our kids were growing up, I never saw them in the morning because I've been doing morning radio for 40 years," said News-Gazette Vice President Mike Haile, whose popular morning show runs from 5-10 a.m. on WHMS 97.5-FM.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 3, 2018

It's a big week around the News-Gazette Media radio studios. A few of the highlights:

— On Wednesday, for the 19th year in a row, we'll be teaming up with the Blossom Basket Florist for Good Neighbor Day.