Regional Media expands in the Quad Cities


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Posted Online: Dec. 24, 2012, 10:04 am
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Press release submitted by Regional Media


Regional Media, owned by Virden Broadcasting Corporation, who operates five radio signals and numerous community websites, announced today that it will locate its new corporate offices to the Harborview office complex, 736 Federal Street, Davenport Iowa.

Rewind 93.9 WYEC will have it's studio location in the Harborview location as well.

The new Harborview studios will offer state of the art broadcast equipment studio with various guest interview areas, on site executive offices, and a modernized look and layout.

Construction is underway with a move in date of February 1, 2013. A grand opening party and welcome reception, and Quad City Chamber ribbon cutting is planned for February 15, 2013.

An announcement made in late November stated that Miller Media Group, lead by Randal J, Miller, headquartered in Taylorville Illinois is selling Virden Broadcasting Corporation to Fletcher M. Ford of Blue Grass Iowa, who has led Virden Broadcasting for the last six years.

In making this announcement, Fletcher M. Ford, says, "I am please to make such an announcement in the area. The City of Davenport has strong leadership and has proven successful in development. The Davenport area will help us further localize our station properties.

Mr. Ford, who prides himself on being involved locally, splits his time between the Kewanee and Quad City stations and plans to continue.

About Regional Media – Virden Broadcasting Corporation

As part of Regional Media with multiple stations across the area, Virden Broadcasting Corporation owns Rewind 93.9 WYEC and also operates 102.1, HOGG Country 102.5 WJRE, Newstalk 1450AM - 104.3FM WKEI, TriCounty Employment.com collaborated with QuadHelpWanted.com, QuadCityDailyNews.com, and RegionalDailyNews.com.



















 



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