Regional Media Launches New Rock Station

 For Immediate Release



Regional Media Launches 104.7 Rock 2.0 in Henry County, IL on February 1, 2018


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, 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 


Regional Media, is one of the largest and one of the most diversified broadcasting companies in Illinois and Iowa with affiliations with many local communities. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at 



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