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The QuadCities has a vast network of local news outlets with 4 local television news channels, and two major local newspapers providing daily local and national news. The radio dial has many different genres for you to choose from to suit anyone's needs.


River City Reader

The River Cities' Reader is the Quad Cities (Rock Island/Moline IL & Davenport/Bettendorf IA) weekly read on news, views and culture unavailable in any other medium. The independently owned and operated paper has been around since 1993. Every Wednesday, our readers turn to us for a refreshing brand of independent journalism. The Reader is filled with provocative and often underreported stories, and its track record as the region's authority on the arts makes it the undisputed hometown entertainment bible.

The Rock Island Argus and Dispatch

A daily newspaper serving the entire Quad Cities region based in Moline and Rock Island Illinois. The Dispatch provides you with in depth local, national and world news as well as life, entertainment, sports and editorials.

Quad City Times

Quad-City Times reporters and photographers cover the Quad Cities by making connections between our communities and looking for success stories at the neighborhood level. With a focus on education, transportation, health care, politics, city and county governments, minor league sports and the environment, the newspaper is both a local and regional source for news and information.

Quad City Television News Station

WHBF Channel 4 Eye Witness News

WHBF-TV has been serving the Quad Cities community for more than 50 years. The station has a rich and colorful history. It all began on Saturday July 1st, 1950 when WHBF-TV began transmitting from a 482 ft. tower in downtown Rock Island, the tallest structure in the Quad Cities at that time. With that sign-on, WHBF-TV became the first television station in the state of Illinois outside of Chicago. During the first few years WHBF-TV was affiliated, not only with CBS, but with ABC as well. Kinescopes and films sent by the networks were aired until coast-to-coast relay stations were completed in October of 1950.  CBS affiliate on channel 4 offers network programming schedules along with local news, weather, and sports.


In 1986, the Palmer family split their Quad-Cities radio and television holdings and KWQC-TV6 was born. Broad-Street Television purchased KWQC-TV6 from Palmer Communications in 1989, and in April 1996 KWQC-TV6 became part of Young Broadcasting Incorporated. KWQC is Channel 6 for the Quad-Cities, an NBC affiliate, and one of their interactive neighborhood stations.

News Channel 8 WQAD

The News Channel 8 mission is be the Live, Local, Late breaking information bridge that connects the communities of Iowa and Illinois, City By City. WQAD -TV is News Channel 8, affiliated with the ABC and CNN networks.

KLJB FOX 18 News

Nightly News at 9:00 PM.

Music Radio Stations


Playing Hot AC

93.5 FM on the dial.

Mix 96 FM
For the best mix of the 80's 90's and today. 96.1 FM on the dial.

97 Rock WXLP

The Quad City Rocker.

Today's Best B100

Today's newest hits. 99.7 FM on the dial.

Today's Country WLLR

The Quad Cities #1 Country Radio Station. 103.7 FM on the dial.


The best of the 60's and 70's. 101.3 FM on the dial.

Classic Rock Q106.5

The Quad Cities Classic Rock Station

Talk Radio

WOC 1420 The Quad Cities News Leader
The home of local radio personality Jim Fisher, and your nightly source for George Noory on CoasttoCoastAm. 1420AM on the dial.


Public Radio Stations

WVIK-FM 90.1

Public radio, classic music 90.1 FM on the dial.

KUNI 94.5

A service of the University of Northern Iowa, providing an excellent source of news and music. 94.5 FM on the dial.


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