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Regional Media - Kewanee: WKEI-WJRE-WYEC

(309) 853-4471
133 East Division Street P.O. Box 266 Kewanee IL 61443
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Newstalk 1450 AM-104.3 FM WKEI began operations in 1952, providing the Tri-County area with its first local radio signal originated from Kewanee, and WKEI-AM was the first AM radio station in the state of Illinois to simalcast it's programming on an FM translator. WKEI is well known for the latest news and information, from the start WKEI carried a Middle Of The Road Format and in 1994 WKEI changed to its current format "Newstalk"

Some features include #1 in Agriculture news and information, with localized coverage, in addition to RFD Illinois and Agritalk! Local News and Weather every hour, Live local talk shows with Tuned In and People To People in addition to listener participation shows, Open Line and The Trading Post! Morning show host Bob McKee along with Dennis Miller, Phil Valentine & Jim Bohannon! Local & National sports - NFL, NCAA football and basketball, Illini, and Cardinals baseball! CBS News each hour, also the Osgood File, The Magic Garden, The Handyman Show, Duke and The Doctor and more each weekend.

Hogg Country 102.5 WJRE began as WKEI-FM in 1966 at 92.1 FM, in 1974 WKEI-FM became WJRE 92.1 FM providing the Tri-County area with it's first local FM signal. In 1996 WJRE changed to 93.9 FM and in 2003 WJRE moved to it's current spot on the dial 102.5 FM. Over the years WJRE has had many different formats, in 2006 it found it's way back to country music and named after the Hog Capital of the World, Kewanee, IL, and has had huge success, getting it's highest ratings ever with the country format. Features include, long time WJRE DJ Kris Wexell with the morning show, Country Music News from CMT, NASCAR News with the Final Lap, Thunder Road, Cody Alan's CMT Weekend Live, Geneseo Sports and more!

Rewind 93.9 WYEC began as WJRE-FM in 1996, when Virden Broadcasting Corp. took ownership of Galva's 102.5 FM in 2003, WYEC-93.9 FM was born, with an "Easy" format core artist's included Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin, with the call letters standing for W-We're Y-Your E-Easy C-Choice. WYEC was also one of the first stations in the nation to go 24-hour Christmas Music starting Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Day. August 29th 2011 the station changed from an Easy Hits format to a Top 40 Oldies format with Top 40 Hits from the 60s 70s and 80s, calling itself "Rewind 93.9...Where All The Good Music Has Gone." WYEC's tower is located in Geneseo IL, serving the Tri-County Area as well as the Quad City Metro Area. Features include, the Rewind Morning Show with Sean Patrick, Tom Kent's Living the 80s, All Request Show and Ultimate Party. WYEC also airs Rock Island Sports.

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