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QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part One, January And February

December 27th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part One, January And February

It’s time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year. Some days will have multiple stories, some days there was so much going on in one month we just stuck to that one. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s today’s installment, months January and February, the two most normal months of the year. During this time, coronavirus was just a news story for the... Read More

Drive To Get Radio Personalities Back Was Worth A Shot, But It’s Not Happening

January 25th, 2020
Drive To Get Radio Personalities Back Was Worth A Shot, But It’s Not Happening

It was worth a shot. But you can stop calling and e-mailing the stations. It ain’t happening. When it was announced first here on QuadCities.com that a number of on- and off-air personnel were let go from local I Heart Radio stations, including WOC’s Jim Fisher and Dave Levora, Debbie McFadden of Mix 96 and Q106, Todd Alan of KISS-FM and Ron Evans of Mix 96, fans of those shows were understandably upset. When it was learned that, a day later, two shows and six jobs had been restored to Des Moines sports talk station KXnO, due to, as they put it “overwhelming fan outcry,” there was some... Read More

Want To Hear Your Favorite Radio Shows Back On The Air?

January 17th, 2020
Want To Hear Your Favorite Radio Shows Back On The Air?

It’s rare in life that you get a do-over, but this could be one of those opportunities for recently fired local radio personalities and the fans of their shows. According to the Des Moines Register, two shows and six jobs have been restored to local sports talk station KXnO, after those jobs and shows were cut earlier this week. Due to substantial fan outcry and outreach to the station deluging them with complaints, the jobs were restored. Obviously, this means that, given enough community outcry and support from fans, that at least one station was able to re-hire their on-air personalities axed... Read More

Alan, Levora, McFadden and Evans Let Go At Mix, WOC, KISS

January 14th, 2020
Alan, Levora, McFadden and Evans Let Go At Mix, WOC, KISS

Jim Fisher’s firing from WOC-AM after 40 years may be the most shocking and resonant layoff by iHeart Radio Quad-Cities, but it’s not the only one. A number of other well-known and popular on-air personalities have been fired by the radio conglomerate. According to a number of reports on Facebook, other on-air personalities let go today include Dave Levora, morning host at WOC-AM, Debbie McFadden of Mix 96 and Q106, Todd Alan of KISS-FM and Ron Evans of Mix 96. Alan posted on his Facebook today, “It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that, as of this morning, I will no longer... Read More