Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Thursday, May 23rd

Wayne County Coroner Jimmy Taylor has confirmed that 25-year-old Dayne Harrison died after a chase earlier this week involving both city police and Wayne County deputies. Taylor said Harrison collapsed after being taken into custody […]

Headlines for Wednesday, May 22nd

According to Fairfield Community High School, the Fairfield Mules baseball game against Nashville at the Benton Sectional has been postponed. It will now be played at 4 p.m. Thursday. We will broadcast the game on […]

Headlines for Tuesday, May 21st

The Fairfield Public School District 112 Board of Education met last night. Superintendent Dr. Scott England said the district just finished in the black for the FY19 year. He also spoke of a Consolidated District […]

Headlines for Monday, May 20th

105.9 WOKZ will have live coverage of Edwards County Softball’s first-round Sectional Game against Pinckneyville tomorrow afternoon. Coverage will start at approximately 4:15, and game-time is 4:30. Our coverage is being sponsored by Citizens National […]

Headlines for Sunday, May 19

Five fire departments responded to a major tire fire Saturday afternoon at a tire warehouse owned by Vaughan’s Tire in Fairfield. Firefighters used water and foam to battle the fire. No injuries were reported and […]

Headlines for Saturday, May 18

According to Fairfield Police Chief Keith Colclasure, the city of Fairfield is in the process of updating its police officer eligibility list. Packets for those interested are available in City Hall during regular business hours. […]

Headlines for Friday, May 17th

The North Wayne Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education met Wednesday night. Mikayla Wilkerson and Hannah Donoho were hired for the FY20 school year as Johnsonville Third Grade Teacher and District Art Teacher, […]


Earl G. Smith – Fairfield

79-year-old Fairfield resident Earl G. Smith passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fairfield, Illinois. Earl was born May 28, 1939 in Wayne County, Illinois.  He was the son of Samuel Luther […]

Dayne A. Harrison – rural Cisne

Dayne Anthony Harrison, age 25, of rural Cisne, IL passed from this life to the next on May 20, 2019. Dayne was born on December 3, 1993 in Olney, IL to Denise (Neavill) and Troy […]

Curtis R. Ewing – Fairfield

Curtis R. Ewing, 62, of Fairfield, died at 1:40AM on Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home. He had been an oilfield fracking engineer for Fairfield Acid and Frac Co for over 20 years and, […]