The idea for Radio Iowa was born out of a desire to “connect” Iowa’s best broadcasters. We hired some outstanding Iowa journalists. We setup a newsroom in Des Moines. We had the satellites. But the network was – and remains today – YOU, the radio stations who put us on the air.
Radio Iowa’s first broadcast aired July 1, 1987 on 30 stations. Today we proudly deliver Iowa’s top news and sports stories to over 60 affiliates. We have combined the talent and hard work of our reporters with that of affiliate news staffs to serve listeners throughout this great state.
Together we have covered some big stories: presidential elections, Hawkeye/Cyclone sports, debates, floods, Caucuses, tornados, high school sports, and even a few interviews from space. And, when your station broke a story of statewide (or national) significance, Radio Iowa provided a platform for quickly sharing it.
It is partner stations like yours that make this network so strong. So, thank you for letting Radio Iowa be part of the great Iowa broadcasting tradition.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together and look forward to serving you and your communities for the next 25 years.
Founder, Learfield Communications, Inc.
INS salutes Tanner Brolsma from Hampton DuMont High School as this month’s Superior Student. Tanner is a three sport varsity athlete, volunteers at his church, and is a mentor to middle and high school students at Hampton-DuMont. Tanner is also the Governor of the Nebraska Iowa Key Club, which is the largest service organization in the high schools.
He has volunteered for several civic organizations in the Hampton community. He also carries a 4.0 GPA and is top of his class in academics. Tanner plans to attend Vanderbilt University this fall majoring in health, medicine, and society.