|Broadcast area||Kewanee, Geneseo|
|Branding||Hog Country 102.5 WJRE|
HD2: MY 102
HD3: 104.7 Rock 2.0
|Translator(s)||102.1 W271BL (Kewanee, relays HD2)|
104.7 W284CV (Kewanee, relays HD3)
|First air date||May 20, 1966 (as WKEI-FM at 92.1)|
HD2: Adult Contemporary
|HAAT||89.3 meters (293 feet)|
|Callsign meaning||J for John, R for Rick, E for Eddie. Employees of the station in the late 1960s.|
|Former callsigns||WKEI-FM (1966-1974)|
|Former frequencies||92.1 MHz (1966-1996)|
93.9 MHz (1996-2003)
|Affiliations||Fox News, Nash Nights Live, CMT Radio Network, RFD Illinois|
|Owner||Fletcher M. Ford |
(Virden Broadcasting Corp.)
|Sister stations||KQCJ, WKEI|
WJRE is an FM radio station licensed to Galva, Illinois, with studios in Kewanee, Illinois. WJRE operates on a frequency of 102.5 MHz. WJRE plays traditional country format, with a mix of songs from the 1970s through today. WJRE is operated by Fletcher M. Ford, the President and owner of Regional Media, a Virden Broadcasting Corporation and is licensed to Galva, Illinois. Main studios are located in Kewanee, IL with a remote studio and offices in another area.
- May 20, 1966 - WKEI-FM went on the air, providing the Tri-County area (Henry, Bureau, and Stark) with its first local FM signal.
- March 1, 1974 - WKEI-FM became WJRE, which operated on a frequency of 92.1 MHz.
- October 1, 1996 - The frequency was changed to 93.9 MHz, with 3,100 watts of power from a 453-foot tower northeast of Kewanee, substantially increasing WJRE's coverage area.
- May 1, 2003, midnight - The frequency was changed to 102.5 MHz from a tower south of Galva, with 3,000 watts of power.
- November 3, 2005 at 4 p.m., WJRE switched to a new transmitter on Beach Street in Kewanee, sharing facilities with sister station WKEI. WJRE now operates at 6,000 watts.
- January 1, 2007 at 6 a.m., WJRE changed music format from Hot Adult Contemporary (Hot AC) to a Country music format.
- February 1, 2018 at 12:01 a.m., WJRE launched "104.7 Rock 2.0", a rock music format on their HD3 channel and translator W284CV.
- https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?realid=103 HD Radio Guide for Quad Cities
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WJRE
- Radio-Locator information on WJRE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WJRE
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W271BL
- Radio-Locator information on W271BL
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W284CV
- Radio-Locator information on W284CV
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