WGEN To Shut Down
May 12, 2008 at 5:07 AM (PT)
The QUAD CITIES TIMES is reporting that VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP. Talk WGEN-A/GENESEO, IL (east of MOLINE) is shutting down as of MAY 15th due to the loss of its tower site in favor of retail development. WGEN's local news and high school sports programming will merge into the Country format of sister WJRE (HOGG COUNTRY 102.5)/GALVA, IL.
Among the syndicated shows losing their home on WGEN are DOUG STEPHAN's "GOOD DAY," G. GORDON LIDDY, MICHAEL REAGAN, and GREG KNAPP.