Regional Media adds Davenport office


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Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Regional Media has announced plans to build a corporate office in the Harborview office complex at 736 Federal St., Davenport.

Owned by Virden Broadcasting Corp., Regional Media operates five radio signals:Rewind 93.9 WYEC, 102.1, HOGG Country 102.5 WJRE, Newstalk 1450AM and 104.3FM WKEI. It also owns TriCounty Employment.com and collaborated with QuadHelpWanted.com, QuadCityDailyNews.com and RegionalDailyNews.com.

The new studios will have state-of-the art broadcast equipment with guest interview areas and executive offices.Rewind 93.9 WYEC also will have its studio there; the other stations are based in Kewanee.

The company expects to move into the completed space on Feb. 1 with a grand opening and reception planned Feb. 15.

In November, Miller Media Group of Taylorville, Ill., announced it was selling Virden Broadcasting Corp. to Fletcher M. Ford of Blue Grass. Mr. Ford has led Virden for the last six years. He plansto split his time between the Kewanee and Davenport stations.






















 




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