Regional Media - Virden Broadcasting owns and operates radio stations and multimedia websites in Henry, Bureau, Stark, Knox, and Rock Island Counties in Illinois along with Scott County Iowa. Regional Media - Virden Broadcasting was originally formed by Randal J. Miller, a Shelbyville, IL native, in 1980, to build a new FM radio station in Virden, Illinois. In early 2007 Current Owner, President & CEO of Virden Broadcasting Fletcher joined Mr. Miller and purchased the company a few years later. One of the Regional Media – Virden Broadcastisng stations, WKEI-AM 1450 becoming the first AM radio station in Illinois, to be simulcast on an FM translator at 104.3 FM. Regional Media - Virden Broadcasting has adapted to new HD Technolicy by upgrading facilities, added stations to its portfolio, and continued its mission To serve our communities responsibly by informing and entertaining; and impact the local economies we serve using effective marketing strategies for area businesses.