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 Sean Kernan
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.
Birthdays and Anniversaries Weekdays at 7:10 Am
Entertainment News and Movie Reviews Weekdays at 8:10 Am
The Trading Post Weekdays at 8:20 Am
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-11:00am 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.
11:00 Am to 12:00 Noon Agritalk
AgriTalk is the only national talk show devoted to farm production, policy and technology and markets
12 Noon to 12:30 Pm The LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show with Sean and Sam
Each weekday at 12:09 Sean Kernan and Sam Woolsey break down the biggest stories in local and national sports for LocalSportsNow.com
12:30pm-1:00pm The WKEI Local News Break
Featuring News, Obituary, Weather, Sports and the Market Update.
1:00 Pm to 2 Pm The Mike Gallagher Show
A blend of timely political commentary, compelling talk and terrific discussions on social issues and lifestyle topics.
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 Markley, Vancamp and Robbins
David Van Camp is an interesting cat. Well, not only is he a “cat whisperer” (he has a calming effect even on feral cats), he’s a football guy from Texas, a Star Wars nerd, a guitarist (Gibson SG, nice choice), a singer-songwriter, a foodie, and will tell you a real man eats his steak, rare. He’s truly one of a kind. As a former news guy who’s now unleashed, he brings a unique perspective to what’s happening in the world. He sees right through people’s bull, and is not afraid to call them out. David works his butt off, leaving no stone unturned. It’s funny to hear him go off on his own generation. But if I criticize millennials, he’ll be quick to defend them and call out my generation (I’ve got 20 years on him). I like that. The dude’s got spirit. And a whole lot of intelligence and humor. It keeps this gig fun every day.
Jamie Markley is one of the most unique people I’ve ever met in this business. He looks at, and breaks down, topics in a way that no one else in media does: like the average person. That’s not to say he doesn’t know what he’s talking about; it’s to say he is able to take complex topics and drill down to the heart of every topic, and approach it in a way that gets me thinking about it differently. He’s also a walking music encyclopedia, who’s not afraid to drop random facts at a moment’s notice. Like, did you know Tom Petty didn’t want to record the song “I Won’t Back Down,” because he thought it was “too obvious?” I learned that during a conversation with him about tax reform (Did I mention he suffers from ADHD?).
Scott Robbins is a radio legend. He’s been on top in every format he’s worked…Top 40, Rock, Classic Hits, and News/Talk. Scott was enjoying great success hosting the Robbins & Markley show in 2015, when back to back heart attacks left him clinging to life for the better part of 6 weeks and in the hospital for 6 months. He had lost his voice due to complications with a tracheotomy. He was put on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, and was on dialysis 3 days a week. The doctors didn’t know if he’d make it out of the hospital, let alone ever get behind a microphone again. Against incredible odds, Scott’s kidney function started to come back after a year, along with his voice. After grueling therapy, he could walk again. Many have called him a walking miracle. And no one is more happy that he’s back to his old self than Markley & van Camp.
6:00pm-9:00pm The Joe Pags Show
Joe Pags Show is a revenue and ratings winner. Pags started his career in radio in 1989 in Palm Beach County, Florida before making his way to the TV anchor desk in Saginaw/Flint, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, and Lansing, Michigan then moving on to New York. From there he was called back to radio and landed at the Clear Channel Talk Flagship, WOAI/San Antonio. Pags has won multiple Associated Press awards for excellence in journalism in both Michigan and New York. Michigan Association of Broadcasting award-winner and has been cited by the US House of Representatives and the State of Michigan for his broadcasts following the attacks of 9/11. Along with his syndicated daily show, Pags hosts Premiere’s nationally syndicated “The Weekend w/Joe Pags.” He’s appeared on many cable news channels taking on all topics and political opponents. For a time, you could catch him on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, CNBC and more almost every day.
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!