Our Story

With the introduction to broadcast radio with Illinois radio stations a few broadcast radio stations in 2008, broadcast industry pioneer and Regional Media President and CEO, Fletcher M. Ford founded Regional Media and began building the foundation of what more than a decade later has become one of the largest local broadcast Radio and media company in the United States.

Since its inception, Regional Media has remained at the forefront of industry innovation by implementing new standards and technologies that leverage its award-winning local programming and content into complementary revenue streams. The Company has also significantly expanded its reach with the acquisition of close to 30 terrestrial radio signals throughout Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, and the island of Kauai to allow Regional Media to better compete in today’s rapidly transforming media environment. This approach has enabled us to deliver greater levels of service to our local communities and to continue investing in its business and team.

Along with Regional Media’s broadcast division, Regional Media specializes in Streaming Video services, Podcasting, and has expanded from broadcast to multiple divisions including a creative agency, and a full-service digital services company focusing on Social Media Management, Email Marketing, Push Texting, Local Listing Optimization, Reputation Management, Search Engine Marketing, Targeted Display, Facebook/Instagram/YouTube Advertising, Geofence Targeting, Event Targeting, CRM Targeting, Addressable Targeting, Native Advertising, Programmatic Video, and Streaming TV Advertising. 

Regional Media has also expanded beyond the forefront of the industry and became heavily involved in the development and deployment of Radio Workflow, The Worlds First, Browser Based Traffic, And Billing Platform! It’s a brand new way of running a radio station,  built for collaboration, speed, and ease of access with thousands of clients on board today.

We’ve taken decades of experience in the broadcast marketing industry and married it with the latest tactics in digital marketing. The result is truly the best of all world’s approaches to reaching and connecting with millions of consumers.

Our CEO is an avid part of shaping the industry as a board member of the Illinois Broadcasters Association, Member of the highly exclusive Internation Broadcasters IdeaBank, Member of the Radio Advertising Bureau, and involved in countless other state associations and boards. The team at Regional Media also is highly invested as many are involved at various levels throughout each organization. Additionally, he works with small businesses to craft their communication message as a passion project.