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Newstalk 1450-104.3 WKEI


Newstalk 1450AM & 100.1 FM WKEI has close to a 60 Year history in the Tri-County Area. Providing the area will local and breaking news, stimulating local talk and great agricultural programing. A sample of the programming is listed below.
Demographic: M-F 40 Plus 
Counties: Henry IL, Bureau IL, Stark IL, Knox IL
5:00am-6:00am America In The Morning
Start the day with America In The Morning, the award-winning radio news magazine, because news doesn’t stop when you’re sleeping. Host Jim Bohannon and his staff of correspondents provide a fast-paced look at the world.
6:00am-6:30am RFD Illinois
RFD Illinois is a 30-minute early morning broadcasts of News, Markets and Weather in an easy-to-listen style. Makes you want to stick around for a second cup.
6:30am-10:00am WKEI Morning show with Bob McKee
The show features local News, Obituaries, Weather and Sports from around the area. Local News reports from our local news staff featuring Annawan, Atkinson, Geneseo, Galva, and Stark County.
Also featured at 8:45am is Tuned In, a program focused on local dignitaries.
Open Line at 9:00am where local residents call in to discuss the news or events of the day.
People to People is also on from 9:30-10:00am.
10:00am-12:00am RFD Today
RFD is for everyone, not just farmers or people who live in the country. It’s general interest in nature, looking at issues, topics and people making news. If it concerns you, it concerns the staff of the RFD Radio Network.
12:00pm-12:30pm Noon Farm Show
Includes the RFD Mid-Summary, an update of the latest news in agriculture and features the top news items of the day from Washington and Illinois.
12:30pm-1:00pm The WKEI Local News Break
Featuring News, Obituary, Weather, Sports and the Market Update.
1:00pm-2:00pm AgriTalk
AgriTalk is a program for rural America, providing information that connects producers with consumers. The program is hosted by Mike Adams. Mike was raised in a small farming community in central Illinois and grew up working on a grain and livestock farm.
2:00pm-2:36pm Closing Market Report
From the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, the Closing Market Report provides market analysis, agriculture news, cash grain analysis, and agriculture weather
2:40pm-3:00pm Market Wrap-Up
From the RFD Radio Network, this 20 minutes of programming contains the RFD Livestock Report, the RFD News Summary, Weather Update, Agrivisor Market Wrap, and Foodie News.
3:00pm-6:00pm The Michael Medved Show
Each weekday film critic and culture warrior Michael Medved informs and entertains with opinions and interviews with Hollywood stars and the political elite with a conservative perspective. 
6:00pm-9:00pm The Mark Levin Show 
Former Judge turned pundit Mark Levin is the hottest voice in talk radio today, a firebrand conservative with the legal moxie to back it up, Mark Levin entertains and informs each weekday from 6 to 9. 
9:00pm-12:00am Jim Bohannon Show
Jim talks to guests and listeners about a spectrum of topics ranging from current events and politics to entertainment and pop culture. Jim also talks to the newsmakers who are on the scene.
12:00am-5:00am Red Eye Radio
Red Eye Radio is the premier overnight radio show hosted by Gary McNamara and Eric Harley. Red Eye Radio has broadened its mission to include virtually everyone living and working non-traditional hours.
Weekends FOX Sports Radio Network
FOX Sports Radio offers around-the-clock sports coverage and programming, using the power and resources of the award-winning FOX Sports. Shows feature expert sports analysis, interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction.
Local Sports Play-By-Play
Kewanee Boilermakers, Wethersfield Flying Geese, Annawan-Wethersfield Titans, World Champion Chicago Cubs baseball, and FOX sports! 
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Public Inspection File: Here


Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below.


Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system, should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322888-835-5322(TTY), or


Public File Liaison:


Anthony Sturtevant - General Manager

(309) 853-4471 |

133 E. Division Street 

Kewanee, IL 61443


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