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KFMW/Rock 108 Teams Up with Iowa Giving Crew for Second Year

In 2019, KFMW/Rock 108 looked for a charity benefiting the local community where the passion and spirit of the Rock 108 Nation could help grow the charity and help more people in need. So they partnered with Iowa Giving Crew to support their annual Operation: Give Birds to provide Thanksgiving dinner to families struggling in…Continue Reading

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David Adams Tapped as FM Program Director in Omaha

David Adams has been tapped to program KQKQ – SWEET 98.5, KOPW – POWER 106.9 and 101.9 THE KEG in Omaha. David is an experienced program director with an excellent track record of delivering ratings and revenue growth, and who will bring outstanding leadership to NRG Media, according to Mark Shecterle, General Manager. Shecterle stated,…Continue Reading

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Iowa “Hurricane” Relief

Listeners of Eastern Iowa radio stations 105.7 KOKZ and News/Talk 1540 KXEL have stepped up to help those affected by August Derecho storms. A Derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms. Winds topping 140 mph that struck the heart of Iowa with the force…Continue Reading


NRG Cedar Rapids Weathers Derecho Storm

  On Monday, August 10th a severe storm struck parts of the Midwest with sustained winds in excess of 70 mph. The storm, similar to a hurricane had gusts as high as 120 mph and took out trees, roofs and power lines leaving almost 2 million customers without power. The Cedar Rapids studios of KFMW,…Continue Reading


Steve Marco Celebrates 40 Years with WIXN-AM

August 1 marked 40 years on-air with WIXN-AM in Dixon, IL for Steve Marco. To make the day special for him WIXN-AM aired congratulations greetings which were recorded by family members, co-workers, and friends. This was all a complete surprise to Steve and the look on his face when he heard the various greetings throughout…Continue Reading


Central Nebraska Shows Appreciation for First Responders

All five of Central Nebraska’s Stations showed their support by hosting their annual ONE FOR THE HEROES for First Responders event on July 27. Even with a postponement from May due to COVID, it was more important than ever for the event to take place. The Stations honored Front Line Medical Providers along with Law…Continue Reading


NRG Omaha: Working in Radio is Challenging, Rewarding and Fun

While a career in radio certainly isn’t all fun and games, there are plenty of opportunities to add a little excitement to the workday.  In Omaha, General Manager, Mark Shecterle threw a long pass from his office window to 1620 The Zone morning show co-host, Damon Benning who is a former UNL Husker running back…Continue Reading


Allyson Hillman Joins Cedar Rapids / Waterloo Market as Market Manager

Allyson Hillman has joined NRG Media as the Market Manager for their Cedar Rapids/Waterloo four-station group, KOKZ, KFMW, KXEL and KPTY. “We are thrilled to have Allyson join NRG. She brings extensive experience in management and sales to the Market. She understands the importance of NRG’s mission to provide great local radio,” stated NRG Media…Continue Reading


KFMW Rock 108’s “Get Off My Lawn” Challenge

The challenge was on in Cedar Rapids to sell Rock 108 limited edition “Get Off My Lawn, Ya Bastard” t-shirts. Rock 108’s Program Director Russ Mottla challenged listeners to purchase 100 shirts within a one-week period. If the challenge was achieved, Afternoon Jock Ned would get a bucket of ice water poured on his head…Continue Reading