Latest Podcast Episodes

Penny for Your Thoughts

Brian Barnhart hosts guests from our community and takes your calls on a wide variety of current affairs topics.

Gun Violence: A Community Conversation

In conjunction with a weekly series in the pages of the News-Gazette, Penny for Your Thoughts host Brian Barnhart dedicates the second hour of the program each Wednesday to the topic of gun violence in Champaign-Urbana. There are new guests each week, examining the issue from multiple angles and seeking lasting change. Tune in Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on News Talk 1400-AM & 93.9-FM.

Scott Beatty hosts a daily two-hour look at the latest in sports, mostly focused on the Illini, teaming with veteran sportswriter and broadcaster Loren Tate and Evan Conn as co-hosts. On Mondays, the News-Gazette sportswriters take center stage in second half of the show.

Dave Gentry talks with various interesting people from around the state.

Illinois football beat writer Scott Richey and N-G sports editor Matt Daniels take a weekly deep dive into the Illini.

Busey Money Talk is broadcast the third Thursday of each month. Topics cover the stock market and investing.

Illini Sports Interviews

Paul Ruedi of Ruedi Wealth Management and guests talk all things finance on this bi-monthly show.

The News-Gazette veteran columnist and editorial writer Jim Dey chats with the people who make the news that create the headlines.