WGEM is the home of NBC programming for the 15 counties which comprise the Tri-State area of West Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri, and Southeast Iowa. This region includes Quincy, Illinois, Hannibal, Missouri, and Keokuk, Iowa. WGEM broadcasts in full High Definition (HD) on 10.1. The station also provides programming from the CW network on 10.2, FOX network on 10.3, and MeTV on 10.4. All channels broadcast in HD. WGEM also offers two radio stations – WGEM-FM 105.1 which features a talk radio format along with local sports and the St. Louis Cardinals and WGEM SportsRadio 1440 AM/FM 98.9 which features ESPN content as well as local sports as well and the Chicago Cubs. In August 2012, WGEM launched its first HD local newscast after months of extensive renovation to our control rooms and studios. That was followed on October 2013 when our Master Control operations were also renovated in order to provide programming in HD all day long. Our most recent renovation includes our News, Promotion and Engineering offices. This area comprises our entire lower level which has been totally demolished and redesigned in order to provide the latest technology and office environments to our staff. WGEM’s commitment to the people and the communities we serve has been a consistent theme throughout the nearly 70 years we have been broadcasting. Since its beginnings in the early 1950s, WGEM has been one of the few consistently, locally owned and operated television and radio stations in the country. Its affiliation with NBC has also been there since the very start.
Member Since: 1990