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With 9 different station brands in total, Shaw Local Radio has more listeners in the area than any other media group, with nearly 87,000 LaSalle, Bureau, Lee, Ogle, and Putnam County residents tuning into one of our stations in any given week (Eastlan Ratings, September 2022, M-Su, 6a-mid, 12+, Cume). And over 5,300 people are listening to a Shaw Local Radio station, on average, at any given time. (Eastlan Ratings, September, M-Su 6a-mid, 12+, AQH).

About Us

Shaw Media entered the northern Illinois radio market in April 2023 by acquiring a group of market-leading Illinois Valley stations. The addition of radio stations enhanced the company’s already vibrant mix of Northern Illinois digital and print media. The combination of print, radio, and digital offerings allows us to better serve our markets in unique ways. Our goal is to forge deep ties in our communities as we strive to help make them better places to live. 


We are the proud owners of the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. Our legacy of success dates back to our founding in 1851. We’re the number one source of independent local news and information in the communities we serve, and one of the nation’s largest newspaper publishers. That success is due to our talented group of employees who put their very best into Shaw Media’s award-winning daily and weekly print and digital publications located in Illinois and Iowa. Our history of success continues today.


Our radio group is the largest in the Illinois Valley, with listeners tuning in every day in their cars, homes, and offices. 

Shaw Media Marketing is one of our branches that expands marketing to businesses all across the region. 

Our sales forces are always helping out businesses reaching their expectations, in print or on the radio.