Moline Communications

Moline is part of the greater Quad Cities communications market. Although this market is not as large as Chicago or Des Moines, Moline and the other communities in the Quad Cities enjoy a remarkably diverse media market.

Moline Television Stations


The local ABC affiliate, billed as News Channel 8.

3003 Park 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265


A public broadcasting station administered by Black Hawk College. One of two public broadcasting stations in the Quad Cities.

6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899

Davenport and Rock Island television stations are readily available in Moline:

  • WHBF, TV-4, a CBS affiliate located in downtown Rock Island
  • KQWC, TV-6,the local NBC affiliate, broadcasting from Davenport
  • KLJB, TV-18, a FOX affiliate, also from Davenport
  • KQIN, TV-36, an Iowa Public Broadcasting station, also from Davenport

Moline Newspapers

The Moline Dispatch is a daily paper printed in Moline, Illinois. Together with the Rock Island Argus, and The Leader, another Quad Cities newspaper, the Dispatch has formed Quad Cities Online, which is an electronic version of a standard newspaper. QCOnline also publishes the Radish, a health and lifestyle monthly magazine. For standard newspapers, a couple of publications from Davenport fit the bill:

  • Quad City Times: Owned by Lee Enterprises, the Quad City Times publishes daily.
  • River Cities Reader: An independent free newspaper, established in 1993. The Reader was published weekly until January 2008, when it switched to a bi-weekly format, supplemented by expanded online services. It features strong coverage of local news, arts and the music scene.

Moline Radio Stations

Moline is part of the greater Quad Cities radio market, which has approximately 300,000 listeners according to Arbitron. Stations from Davenport and Rock Island as well as the surrounding communities are listened to by the residents of Moline.

Cumulus Broadcasting Stations

  • KJOC 1170 AM Oldies, Chicago Sports, Iowa State University Sports
  • KBOB 104.9 FM Rock, Bears Football
  • KQCS Star 93.5 FM Adult Contemporary
  • KBEA 99.7 FM Top 40
  • WXLP 96.9 FM 97X, Classic Hits

Quad Cities Radio Group Stations

  • KUUL 101.3 FM Oldies Top 20 Hits
  • KMXG Mix 96 FM Today‚Äôs Hits
  • KCQQ 106.5 FM Classic Rock
  • WLLR 103.7 FM Country
  • WOC 1420 AM News/Talk Radio
  • WFXN 1230 AM Sports Radio