Fletcher Ford’s Regional Media will launch Rock “104.7 Rock 2.0” W284CV Kewanee/102.5 WJRE-HD3 Galva IL on Thursday, February 1.
The name comes from the Westwood One network of the same name that focuses on Rock from the 70s through now with an emphasis on 1990s artists with a core target on Men 20-40.
On February 1, 2018, Regional Media will add 104.7 Rock 2.0 to its Illinois line up. 104.7 ROCK 2.0 is an evolution in rock radio. Typical rock formats are either old or new, mainstream or alternative. The gap between classic and current rock formats grew a mile-wide in the 90’s when diverse strands of rock merged and evolved. 104.7 Rock 2.0 traces its DNA back from Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. It reaches forward from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana to Linkin Park and Three Days Grace.
Regional Media President Fletcher Ford, along with Vice President Jason Gilbraith, General Manager Anthony Sturtevant, and Program Director Karissa Nash-Haptonstall have been discussing building a rock station for sometime. Once the decision was made to build 104.7 Rock 2.0 , the focus on localism became apparent. With upcoming local artist showcases, and the same great local weather and news from WKEI-RegionalDailyNews.com, 104.7 Rock 2.0 will join the same award winning stations Regional Media operates in Henry County.
Extensive build out and investment in the 104.7 Rock 2.0 facilities included all new transmission equipment, new tower antennas, and new broadcast studios at Division Street in Kewanee. Chief Engineer Wayne Miller states, “Regional Media continues to impress me at the constant expansion to improve the facilities for the communities they serve, this project was an absolute joy to work on.”
Core Artists: Foo Fighters, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, AC/DC, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Guns ‘N Roses, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, and Led Zeppelin.
104.7 Rock 2.0 has had enormous support from local businesses and will officially air at 12:01 on February 1, 2018. For more information, please visit RegionalMedia.info