Media in the Quad Cities
Three local daily newspapers serve the Quad Cities, all of them morning editions. The Quad City Times, based in Davenport, is circulated throughout the Quad Cities metropolitan area, including Davenport, Bettendorf and Scott in Iowa; and Moline, East Moline, Rock Island and Rock Island County in Illinois. The Dispatch / The Rock Island Argus, published in Moline, is owned by the Small Newspaper Group, are daily newspapers based on the Illinois side. While the Times has a primary focus on the Iowa side, and a majority of the coverage in the Argus and Dispatch is on the Illinois side, both newspapers cover the entire Quad Cities.
The daily newspaper serving Henry County, Illinois, is the Star Courier, based in Kewanee.
Weekly newspapers in the Quad Cities include The North Scott Press, based in Eldridge and covering northern Scott County and the North Scott Community School District; the Erie Review (based in Erie in Whiteside County, Illinois, but also including coverage of upper Rock Island County including Port Byron and the Riverdale Community Unit School District 100); and Henry County weeklies including the Cambridge Chronicle, Geneseo Republic and Orion Gazette. The Aledo Times-Record is the weekly newspaper for Mercer County.
The River Cities Reader is the area's alternative weekly. In addition to in-depth stories and editorials covering government and culture in the Quad Cities, issues of the Reader contain listings of arts and entertainment events taking place throughout the area, and provides critical reviews for regional art exhibitions, music concerts, and theatrical performances.
Start dates are for the frequency/station license, not for callsign or programming that may have moved from license to license.
|88.1||WAXR||Geneseo||American Family Association||2001||3,000||88.1 WAXR||Religious||No||No|
|88.5||KALA||Davenport||St. Ambrose University||1967||10,000||88.5 KALA||College, Variety||Yes||2|
|89.3||WDLM-FM||East Moline||Moody Bible Institute||1980||100,000||89.3 WDLM||Religious||Yes||No|
|90.3||WVIK||Rock Island||Augustana College||1963||31,000||90.3 WVIK||Public Radio||No||No|
|90.7||WVKC||Galesburg||Knox College||1961||1,000||Tri States Radio||NPR||No||No|
|91.1||KNSB||Bettendorf||University of Northern Iowa||2010||740||91.1 KNSB||Adult Contemporary||Yes||Yes|
|91.7||KSUI||Iowa City||University of Iowa||1948||100,000||91.7 KSUI||Classical||Yes||2|
|92.5||WGVV-LP||Rock Island||Quad Cities Community Broadcasting Group||2004||66||Groove 92.5||Urban Contemporary||Yes||Yes|
|93.1||KMCS||Muscatine||Prairie Radio Communications||1996||4,400||Vintage Sound 93.1 FM||Classic Album Rock||No||No|
|93.5||KJOC||Bettendorf||Townsquare Media||1984||6,000||ESPN 93.5||Sports||No||No|
|93.9||WYEC||Cambridge||Virden Broadcasting Corporation||2003||4,200||Rewind 93.9||Oldies||No||No|
|94.5||K233AA||Davenport||University of Northern Iowa||1980||170||[t]90.9 KUNI||News/Talk, Adult Alternative||Yes||No|
|94.7||KMCN||Clinton||Prairie Radio Communications||1970||3,000||Mac 94.7||Adult Hits||No||No|
|96.1||KMXG||Clinton||Clear Channel||1947||100,000||Mix 96||Adult Contemporary||Yes[a&t]||No|
|96.9||WXLP||Moline||Townsquare Media||1970||50,000||97X||Classic rock||No||No|
|98.9||WLKU||Rock Island||Educational Media Foundation||1947||39,000||K-Love||Christian AC||No||No|
|99.7||KBEA-FM||Muscatine||Townsquare Media||1949||100,000||B100||Contemporary hit radio||No||No|
|101.3||KUUL||East Moline||Clear Channel||1976||50,000||101.3 KISS FM||Contemporary hit radio||Yes[a&t]||No|
|102.1||K271AF||Eldridge||University of Northern Iowa||1999||250||[t]90.9 KUNI||News/Talk, Adult Alternative||Yes||No|
|102.3||WRMJ||Aledo||Western Illinois Broadcasting Inc.||1979||3,000||Today's Country - Your All Time Favorites||Country||No||No|
|102.5||WJRE||Kewanee||Virden Broadcasting Corporation||1966||6,000||Hogg Country 102.5||Country||Yes||No|
|102.7||KTJT-LP||Davenport||Davenport Educational Association||2005||100||?||Religious||No||No|
|103.7||WLLR-FM||Davenport||Clear Channel||1948||100,000||103.7 WLLR||Country||Yes[a&t]||2|
|104.9||KQCS||DeWitt||Townsquare Media||1977||12,000||104.9 The Hawk||Country||No||No|
|105.7||K289BI||Davenport||La Jefa Latino Broadcasting||?||250||[t]La Jefa 1270||Regional Mexican||No||No|
|106.1||K291BP||Bettendorf||St. Ambrose University||?||250||[t]88.5 KALA||College, Variety||No||No|
|106.5||KCQQ||Davenport||Clear Channel||1966||100,000||Q 106.5||Classic Rock||Yes[a&t]||No|
|107.9||KRQC-LP||Davenport||Davenport Adventist Radio||2004||100||?||Religious||No||No|
- ^[a&t] displays artist and title on Radio Data System
- ^[t] FM translator: repeats another station's program
|Freq||Call||City||Owner||Start||Day Power (W)||Night Power||Nickname||Format||Stereo||HD|
|860||KWPC||Muscatine||Prairie Radio Communications||1947||250||8||Voice of Muscatine||Soft Oldies||No||No|
|960||WDLM||East Moline||Moody Bible Institute||1960||1,000||102||WDLM||Christian Talk||No||No|
|1170||KBOB||Davenport||Townsquare Media||1946||1,000||1,000||KBOB 1170||Classic country||No||No|
|1230||WFXN||Moline||Clear Channel||1946||1,000||1,000||Fox Sports 1230||Sports||No||No|
|1270||WKBF||Rock Island||La Jefa Latino Broadcasting||1925||5,000||5,000||La Jefa 1270||Regional Mexican||No||No|
|1420||WOC||Davenport||Clear Channel||1922||5,000||5,000||News Talk 1420||News/Talk||No||No|
In addition, the Quad Cities had an allocation at 1580 AM, which has been silent since 2000 after several years of format and ownership changes. That station was last known as KFQC, a black gospel station. The station originally signed on the air in 1952 as KFMA, and at its height was known as KWNT and formatted country music.