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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:07

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Author Sharon R. Holub Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Terry Cordingly   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:26

WHEN: 2-11-12

TIME: Noon - 2 p.m.

WHERE: Book Rack, 3937 - 41st Ave. Dr., Moline, IL 61265

WHAT: Holub, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of her Juvenile Fiction book, Adventures of the Big Green Van.

When Shayla Christine and Christy Lee want to visit faraway places with their grandfather, they enlist the help of the big green van. With a little magic and a lot of love, the girls begin a journey to see the world with their grandfather in Adventures of the Big Green Van.

For more information, contact Terry Cordingley at 888-361-9473 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Written by Julie A Myers   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:06
Cedar Rapids/Davenport, IA – January 31, 2012 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today that Mark Manuel and Steve Ketelaar will now host a new show on WOC-AM News Talk 1420 and WMT-AM 600, effective February 28, 2012. The Mark and Steve Show will air live weekdays from 5-9:00 a.m. on WMT-AM and 5:30-9:00 a.m. on WOC-AM. The new show will focus on regional and national news, entertainment and current events. Manuel and Ketelaar will continue to host the afternoon drive on KCQQ-FM Q106.5.

“This is an exciting opportunity to build on the success of these two legendary radio stations,” said Jim O’Hara, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Quad Cities. “The Mark and Steve Show will bring a whole new level of entertainment, news and information to our listeners in the 380 corridor and the Quad Cities.”

Manuel and Ketelaar are two radio veterans who have worked in the Eastern Iowa market since 1981. Most recently, the duo hosted the Mark and Steve Morning Show on KUUL-FM. They also previously worked in larger markets like Miami, FL, Madison, WI and Minneapolis, MN.

In addition to his career in radio broadcasting, Ketelaar has also worked on several national voicing campaign commercials for companies including McDonald’s, Northwest Airlines and the Discovery Channel. He is a stand-up comedian and previously opened for notable acts like Jeff Foxworthy and Louie Anderson. Ketelaar also served as master of ceremonies for several charity events and radio-thons for the Children’s Miracle Network, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and others.

Manuel grew up in Eastern Iowa and hoped to one day follow in Spike O’Dell’s, former WGN personality, footsteps. He began his radio broadcasting career at Iowa State’s college radio station. Manuel later worked at radio stations in Des Moines, IA Macomb, IL and Washington, D.C. He also served as the Morning Show Host on the former WHTS-FM until it was sold in 2006, when he moved to Madison to do mornings at WMAD-FM. Manuel then returned to the Quad Cities and partnered with Ketelaar on KUUL-FM.

Dan Kennedy, Program Director at WOC-AM, and Randy Lee, Program Director and on-air personality at WMT-AM, will work together to develop and produce the new morning show. Lee and Kennedy will also be heard on-air on their respective stations and will continue working with local business and community leaders to keep the stations’ programming topical to their specific markets.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at and on the  ompany’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a  division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at, and

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WQPT Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:57

MOLINE, ILLINOIS - WQPT's Community Advisory Board meets periodically to discuss station activities. These meeting are open to the public.  The upcoming Community Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the John Deere Room at the Western Illinois University 60th Street Campus in Moline, Illinois. The address is 3561 - 60th Street  Moline, IL.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

Out of Africa, a Tale of Brothers Whose Destiny is Intertwined with Their Homeland in Tribe of Shadows – The Hunted PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 09:52

In a part of the world as beautiful as it is brutal, the fate of two brothers and a nation are at the mercy of a ruthless military general, in author David Fergusson’s adventurous and chilling tale of modern Africa and its continuing struggle for freedom and self-determination in the new novel Tribe of Shadows – The Hunted(

William Hunt is a renowned journalist living in London when his brother, Ross, who runs a photographic camp on the edge of an African game reserve, sends a desperate message as he runs for his life from a feared and powerful military leader who commands a legion of merciless guerillas.  Loosely based on actual events and the real life experiences of people who have endured civil wars and ethnic clashes in Sub-Saharan Africa, the novel explores the breathtaking violence and spiritual redemption of a struggling region of the world.

For Fergusson, who grew up in the former Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe – in its troubled transitional years, the story is personal.

“African nations are among the most beautiful, but most troubled in the world and I wanted to capture the essence of that struggle and do so in a way that allows readers all over the world to relate to the plight of the people who live there,” says Fergusson, who now makes his home in Zambia.

“Tribe of Shadows delves deeply into the darkness of the lost soul, and the compassion and patience needed to draw it out of the shadows to a place of peace.”

The novel undoubtedly will spark discussion of Sub-Saharan African nations who are continually struggling for self-rule, economic independence and higher standards of living for individuals who have endured centuries of colonization, military rule, crippling poverty rates and non-existent education and healthcare. Blessed with some of the world’s most fantastic natural beauty, incredible wildlife and riches in natural resources, Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region uncertain of its future in a modernizing world.

Fergusson’s work seeks to explore that difficult transition, following the two brothers, their friends and their family members as they are pursued by mercenaries intent on silencing a powerful secret the men hold. Their story culminates in a dramatic ending that reflects strong messages of resiliency and faith.

“If you know Africa as I know Africa, you will see its past, present and future reflected in this story,” Fergusson says.

About David Fergusson

David Fergusson has turned his dramatic personal history into a riveting work of fiction in Tribe of Shadows – The Hunted. Born during a bush war in the waning days of Rhodesia, David grew up as his homeland transitioned into the nation of Zimbabwe. While most families left, Fergusson stayed to weather the difficulty for a further 26 years before finally ending up in Zambia where he currently resides.

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