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Since 2016, Heartland Newsfeed has been serving Central Illinois with its local news coverage. With the closure of many newspapers in recent years, we included portions of Southern Illinois in 2022 and 2023. In 2022, we included the greater majority of Eastern Missouri into the family, especially those in the Mississippi River valley.

Part of the Heartland Media Group of Central Illinois, it is the flagship for all other operations, whether print, radio, or podcast. Representative of these other operations of Illinois Heartland Press, Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network (and its respective podcast), and Heartland Newsfeed Podcast Network (including any podcasts produced in any capacity by HMGCIL).

We offer a variety of services that we strive to meet your needs, whether it’s on our website, our digital radio broadcasts, or on our podcasts.


We have a varying suite of advertising options to peruse for the Heartland Newsfeed website. Whether you wish to run banner ads on the site or classified, we can work to fulfill your budget through a variety of options and resources.

Available in standalone placement or in rotation placement


300x250 Rotation Placement

$ 55 Monthly
  • Prices start at $55
  • Unlimited impressions
  • Longer terms available
  • Quick turnaround time

300x250 Standalone Placement

$ 75 Monthly
  • Prices start at $75
  • Unlimited impressions
  • Longer terms available
  • Quick turnaround time

Only available in rotation placement - several placements available

728x90 Rotation Placement

$ 95 Monthly
  • Prices start at $95
  • Unlimited impressions
  • Longer terms available
  • Quick turnaround time

Only available in rotation placement - several placements available

300x600 Rotation Placement

$ 85 Monthly
  • Prices start at $85
  • Unlimited impressions
  • Longer terms available
  • Quick turnaround time

Only available in rotation placement - Limited placements available

550×250 – starts at $60/month
468×60 – starts at $45/month

Only available in rotation placement - Special placements not regularly sold

150×150 – starts at $15/month
150×300 – starts at $35/month
970×90 – contact the Advertising Department
970×250 – contact the Advertising Department

Longer terms are available – contact the Advertising Department for more details.

Prepaid and billing options are available

Brands seeking different forms of exposure utilizing paid guest posts are able to do so on Heartland Newsfeed.

The cost for sponsored posts and/or advertorials will depend on the content length. The price range is between $45 for 450 words to $300 for up to 3,000 words.

All posts are permanent until such a time that a removal is requested. All posts include two links, and per guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission, content must be marked as sponsored if the content focuses on one or several brands.

Link insertions to existing content are available at the cost of $5 per link, unless specified otherwise.

Heartland Newsfeed has a classified section that has a wide reach in the Bi-State region.

With a rate of $4.50 for 25 words, plus 15 cents per additional word, Heartland Newsfeed Classifieds rivals prices set by regional publications.

Heartland Newsfeed welcomes the publication of legal notices from entities from throughout the Bi-State region.

All public notices will be published at the cost of $55, regardless of the length or type of notice. 

After a two-year hiatus from publishing obituaries, Heartland Newsfeed has resumed the publication of these notices in October 2023.

Our goal is to be affordable for everyone, hence the cost being either $35 or $50.

The $35 package accounts for the obituary notice and publication on Facebook. It does not include a photo.

The $50 package accounts for the notice, the inclusion of a photo, and publication on Facebook.

This price can change if the Facebook publication option is refused.

Ala carte pricing:
$35 – Obituary/Facebook publication
$50 – Obituary w/ photo/Facebook publication
$25 – Obituary w/o Facebook publication
$40 – Obituary w/ photo w/o Facebook publication
$15 – additional photo

Notices must include the funeral home (if it’s being billed to them), billing address or email address, name of deceased, requested publication date, obituary, and (if applicable) a photo.

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network provides radio advertising options. We have an immediate reach of 175,000 in the immediate Bi-State region, just over 1 million in the Midwest, a national audience of 14 million, and an international audience of 35 million across 35 nations.

Radio is:

  • MOBILE: Customers can be influenced almost anywhere you go — whether it’s the car, your office, or on the way to the grocery store or shopping center. The average listener spends 3.5 hours per weekday and 5 hours per weekend day with the radio. This allows a lot of time to tell our audience about your products and services to a wide audience, even with an online-exclusive station.
  • a FREQUENCY MEDIUM: Our low commercial costs allow you to purchase a lot of ad space. With repetition comes more people hearing your message, and as a result, the more likely they are to act.
  • TARGETED: No two advertising campaigns are the same. What a national brand is expecting from a radio audience might not be what a local-market client is seeking. The opposite is also true with local-market clients and national marketing. Depending on your needs, we will ensure that your ad dollars go toward your local markets (if other people peruse your business and came from outside the market, then it’s just a bonus!)
  • TIMING: Time is valuable to not only business owners, but also to customers. Between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., 75% of all retail purchases occur. Consumers listen to the radio within an hour of their largest purchase of the day.
  • EFFICIENT: While traditional radio follows the cost-per-thousand model, our advertising packages allow for unlimited airplay per your needs. Even in Internet radio, radio delivers big results for a small investment.
  • the THEATER OF THE MIND: By utilizing the imagination of the listeners, you can demonstrate a product, travel to exotic places, or do a side-by-side comparison of products and services. 


Ad placements for morning, midday, evening, and weekend dayparts are available at weekly rates. We can establish a plan that best fits your budget. We run advertising lengths from 15 seconds to 1:30.


Zone 1: Bond, Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon

Zone 2
Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Effingham, Moultrie
Fayette, Logan, Macon, Shelby

Zone 3
Champaign, DeWitt, McLean, Piatt
Cass, Menard, Morgan, Scott
Mason, Peoria, Tazewell

Zone 4: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Pike

Zone 5
Metro: Greene, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair
East: Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington
South: Franklin, Perry, Randolph


Zone 6
East: Cape Girardeau, Perry
St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve

Zone 7: Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson

Zone 8
Inner Metro:
St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Outer Metro:
Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren

Zone 9
Pike, Ralls
Audrain, Monroe, Montgomery

Zone 10
East: Clark, Lewis, Marion
Knox, Scotland, Shelby

Place your advertising order here.

Anyone wishing to run ads for shorter or longer periods of time other than what’s shown above can contact us via email at [email protected] or by using the contact form below:


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