By Patrick Yeagle

Will Stevenson is leaving his role as news director and brand manager for Springfield radio station WTAX this month.

A native of Kewanee, Stevenson says he is going “home” to WGIL in Galesburg.

Stevenson started at WTAX, which is part of Capitol Radio Group, as a reporter in March 2015 and was promoted to his current position in November 2015.

“I enjoyed the challenge of the new job,” he said. “I’ve been a news director before, but never had programming responsibilities on top of that.  But, I’m kind of a ‘lifer’ when it comes to local radio and news/talk radio, so I felt I had a lot of knowledge I could bring to the table.”

Before coming to WTAX, Stevenson worked as a reporter and later news director at WGIL.

“It’s one of the best ‘small market’ radio operations around, and industry accolades prove that,” he said.

Stevenson says the move takes him closer to family and friends. He leaves WTAX on March 29 and starts at WGIL on April 3.

“All of Capitol Radio Group has a great, dedicated, talented group of people that don’t get nearly the credit they deserve,” Stevenson said. “They’re truly good people, and I will miss them.”

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