27 W. Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356 Fax: 815-235-4038
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Media

Our corner of northwest Illinois is populated with small towns, but Stephenson County residents take pride in getting involved and being well-informed. The county is home to three lively, well-read newspapers and served by five radio stations and three television stations.

The majority of our media outlets are owned and run locally, keeping a hyper-local focus that readers and listeners like. A chat with the owner and editor of the Lena Village Voices is also a chat with the paper's business and ad manager; Scott Thompson, the owner of Big Radio broadcasting, is a fixture on the air and around town.

The county's newspaper of record, The Journal-Standard, publishes Tuesday through Sunday from Freeport. The paper is part of Gatehouse Media and works closely with sister publication the Rockford Register Star in nearby Rockford.

The benefit to you?

  • Local media are readily accessible and more than willing to work with you to promote your business
  • Very reasonable ad rates across the media spectrum
  • Talented, creative staff to help get your message out to the public
  • Local media offer very reasonable ad rates across the media spectrum
  • Local media offer talented, creative staff to help get your message out to the public

While there are many community newspapers and radio stations in the northwest Illinois region, here are the major media serving Stephenson County:

Newspapers
The Journal-Standard publishes six days a week (Tuesday through Sunday) from Freeport.
The Lena Village Voices publishes weekly.
Northwestern Illinois Farmer is a weekly publication based in Lena.

Magazine
Northwest Quarterly is a glossy magazine serving southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois that regularly features articles on Stephenson County businesses and people.

Radio
Big Radio runs five local stations:
Music Radio Q102.1
Kickin' Country K92.1
Big Oldies 93.7
WFRL-AM 1570
Classic Country WEKZ-AM 1260

Television
WREX-TV is the Rockford NBC affiliate
WIFR-TV is the Rockford CBS affiliate
WTVO-TV is the Rockford ABC affiliate, which shares a news division with
WQRF TV, the Rockford FOX affiliate

 

Contact Us

27 W. Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356
Fax: 815-235-4038
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