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WKEI 100.1TalkRadio1450 logo.png
CityKewanee, Illinois
Broadcast areaHenry, Bureau, Knox, and Stark Counties
BrandingNewstalk 1450 AM, 100.1 FM - WKEI
SloganThe Talk of the Tri-Counties
Frequency1450 kHz
Translator(s)100.1 MHz W282AL
Power500 watts day
1,000 watts night
Facility ID70276
Callsign meaningW KEwanee Illinois
AffiliationsFox News
OwnerFletcher M. Ford
(Virden Broadcasting Corp.)
Sister stationsWJRE, KQCJ
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteRegional Daily News

WKEI (1450 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Kewanee, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Quad Cities area. The station is currently owned by Fletcher M. Ford’s Virden Broadcasting Corp.[1]

The station provided the town with its first local radio signal.[citation needed] WKEI is now a news/talk radio station, a Fox News affiliate and home to syndicated talk show hosts Joe Page, Hugh Hewitt and Jim Bohannon. WKEI is also the Kewanee affiliate for Chicago Cubs MLB baseball team.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "WKEI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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