Our Story

With the introduction to radio with llinois radio stations, WKEI, WJRE, and WYEC 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 the 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 teristiral 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.

The company has expanded its ownership with longtime Regional Media Chief Operating Officer Darren Brown and longtime broadcast pioneer Robert Maschio joining the executive board as members of the ownership group.

Robert Maschio is the companies Chief Revenue Officer and Darren Brown is the our Chief Operating Officer. 

Regional Media has took historic stepts on the broadcast industry including being the first AM station with an FM translator in Illinois, one of the state first HD stations, and many innovations and advancements n each market we serve today.

Regional Media completed several station acquisition transactions over the years, strategically assembling highly effective local broadcast and digital teams and a platform that delivers exceptional local content to inform and entertain listeners, while providing premium local advertising opportunities at scale for advertisers. 

Today, with one of the industries leading digital companies, and as one of the most trusted voices in America, Regional Media remains true to its mission. To be the most reliable, most timely, source of information, music, and entertainment while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve.

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