Our Team

Fletcher M. Ford: President and CEO | corporate@regionalmedia.info 

 

Mr. Fletcher Ford, our President and CEO is a native of the Midwestern area, born in Peoria, Illinois and growing up most of his life in the Quad Cities. Fletcher holds over 20 years of business experience and has won numerous awards. Fletcher's work includes major market clients, small market clients, and various other businesses. He has been in broadcasting for many years and continues daily to improve local radio.

 

Jason Gilbraith: Vice President Macomb/ Kewanee / Quad Cities| jgilbraith@regionalmedia.info

 

Jason is Vice President of Sales and Marketing, along with being the General Manager of the stations in Kewanee and the Quad Cities. Jason is a native to the Kewanee and Quad Cities area all his life. He has deep ties to the area communities and an extreme passion for success. He takes alot of pride in and enjoys helping area businesses grow and succeed. Jason volunteers thousands of hours for local charity work, successfully campaigned and has overseen dozens of benefits for area individuals and businesses. He lives in Annawan with his wife Erin of 23 years. She is currently working at Where the Wild Ones Grow in Prophetstown, IL. All three of their sons served or are currently serving in the United States Air Force. Chandler served in Security Forces from 2010-2014, stationed at Holloman AFB, NM. He served a tour in Afghanistan, in Security Forces. Cameron is serving in the United States Air Force in Okinawa, Japan, as a Munitions System Technician/AMMO.  Carter recently graduated basic training and is training for Security Forces, his next assignment will be in Europe. Jason began his sales and marketing career in sales in 1993 with Montgomery Ward and moved into Sales Management with APAC in 1995. While working for 3 fortune 500 companies including AT&T, SBC and CenturyLink in the telecommunications field, Jason received numerous awards for customer service and job performance.

 

Jason L. Chute | General Manager Macomb | jchute@regionalmedia.info

 

Mr. Jason Chute, our General Sales Manager is a native to Western Illinois, born and raised in Rushville.  After graduating from Western Illinois University with a degree in Communications, he chose to pursue his career path in the Macomb area.  Jason has over 13 years of sales experience and is involved in many community organizations including McDonough County VIBE, Macomb Centennial Morning Rotary Club, Macomb Elks Lodge #1009 and is an Ambassador for the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce.  Helping develop advertising campaigns for local business is his specialty.   Jason enjoys spending time with his family and watching Chicago CUBS baseball!

 

Sean Patrick Kernan | Corporate Program Director | spatrick@regionalmedia.info

 

Sean has been in radio for more than 18 years beginning at Mix 96.1 FM in Davenport also hosting Retro Saturday Night. He went on to WOC 1420 until 2010 when he joined Regional Media. Sean has been instrumental in long-term growth of our Quad City facility. Sean was promoted to Operations Manager and along with his team, continues to deliver high quality localized programming for the area. Sean is also a professional film critic with his movie reviews heard on all Regional Media stations. He is a lifetime Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls fan and his favorite movie of all time is "The Big Lebowski."

 

Bob McKee | Sports and News Director Kewanee / Quad Cities | bmckee@regionalmedia.info

 

A veteran of more than 20 years in radio, Bob McKee has hosted mornings on The Talk of the Tri-Counties Newstalk 1450 AM and 104.3  FM for more than 7 years. Bob is also the lead voice of Regional Media Sports in our Kewanee Cluster. Bob handles the Play by Play for the hometown Kewanee Boilermakers for Football and Basketball while also taking the lead on Geneseo Softball and Volleyball.

 

Chris Slusser | Live Broadcast Producer


A native of Kewanee, Illinois, Chris Slusser has been with Regional Media for more than two years as a part time producer for Geneseo Sports on Hog Country 102.5 WJRE. Chris is also frontline producer for most live event broadcasts including Kewanee Hog Days and The Back Road Music Festival.

 

Russ Hughes | Sports Announcer Regional Media Sports


Russ Hughes is a native of Galva, Illinois where owns and operates a successful cluster of car dealerships. A passionate sports fan, Russ has been the voice of Annawan Wethersfield Titans Football since 2012.

 

Mike Cocquit |Sports Announcer Regional Media Sports

 

Mike is the voice of Geneseo High School Football and Basketball for Regional Media Sports. Mike Cocquit is a veteran of over 20 years in professional radio. Mike is lead reporter for Geneseo News which airs weekday morning on WKEI. Mike is also lead announcer for Geneseo Football and Basketball games while providing color commentary for Geneseo Softball and Volleyball.

 

Kendra Austin | Field Reporter


Kendra Austin is a full time reporter with the Stark County News in Toulon, Illinois and works part time as the lead reporter on the Stark County News broadcast on weekday mornings on WKEI.

 

Andrew Hughes | Field Reporter - Sports Announcer Regional Media Sports


Andrew Hughes is a reporter for WKEI, lead correspondent on the Galva News from Galva, Illinois. Andrew is a native of Galva and also works part time as a Sports Announcer on Annawan and Wethersfield Girls and Boys Basketball.

 

Nathan Baliva | Sports Announcer Regional Media Sports


Nathan Baliva is the full time voice of the Peoria Chiefs Minor League Baseball team as well as an executive in the Chiefs Marketing Department. Since 2012 Nathan has been the voice of numerous sporting events for Regional Media including Rock Island Football and Basketball, Wethersfield Boys and Girls Basketball and Color Analyst for Geneseo Girls Basketball.

Mike Guens | Sports Announcer Regional Media Sports

 

Mike Guens has worked alongside Mike Cocquit as Color Analyst for Geneseo Green Machine Football and Geneseo Boys and Girls Basketball since 2011. A native of Annawan, Mike is also a successful Financial Consultant for Country Financial.

 

Rollin Arnett - Sports Announcer Regional Media Sports


Rollin Arnett of Peoria, Illinois, has been the Color Analyst alongside Russ Hughes for A & W Titans Football since 2012. Rollin has been part of the Regional Media Sports team for several years having spent time working with Bob McKee on Kewanee Boilermakers Football and Basketball and various other sporting events including girls and boys basketball.