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This profile was last updated on 12/27/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Midday Host

Phone: (815) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: d***@***.com
ROCKFORD, Illinois 61112
United States


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I talked about status of payroll ..., 27 Dec 2011 [cached]
I talked about status of payroll tax extension, importance of Keystone, end of Iraq War w Ken DeCoster on NTA-FM.
I discussed how Free Trade Agreements help create jobs in N. IL, other issues of the day w/ Ken DeCoster on WNTA-AM. I will discuss the news of the day with WNTA's Ken DeCoster at noon central. Listen online at
I discussed Embry-Riddle, the #Rockford Post office and other topics with Ken DeCoster on WNTA this morning. I will be on WNTA AM 1330 with Ken DeCoster at 10 am to discuss the #Rockford Post Office, #jobs. Listen live at I'm holding "China's Monopoly on Rare Earths: Implications for US Foreign and Security Policy" hearing on Wed.
1330 WNTA All Local. All Day. - All Local. All Day, 22 July 2011 [cached]
Ken DeCoster - Weekdays from 10AM - 1PM WNTA Midday host Ken DeCoster focuses on the news of the day each weekday between 10 am and 1 pm. Ken's show includes timely interviews with newsmakers and reaction from listeners. He has covered countless news stories and press conferences since beginning his broadcast career in Rockford in April of 1981. He is the longest tenured broadcast journalist in the Forest City and was recognized by the Associated Press as "Best Downstate Radio News Reporter" in 1992. Ken loves politics, American History, and breaking news stories. While Ken is devoted to radio... his true loves are his bride, Kristina, and their beautiful daughter, Carrie Elizabeth.
Contact Ken Decoster | Chew on This with Ken DeCoster
“Many people who listened to Chris ..., 7 June 2011 [cached]
“Many people who listened to Chris considered him an advocate for the underdog,” said WNTA news director Ken DeCoster, who hosted the spontaneous broadcast eulogy.
“We didn’t sugar-coat,” DeCoster said of Tuesday’s live radio outpouring.
Rockford Register Star - Rockford's Newspaper and Website - Local & State News [cached]
Ken DeCoster, a newsman since 1981 and radio news and programming director at WNTA (1330 AM), recalls being frustrated in trying to pry information out of Russell.
DeCoster pointed to the case of a Poplar Grove teen, Kelli Moye, who was charged with manslaughter for leaving her newborn outside, where it died in February 1996.
"Once I was over there, I found the officials at the Belvidere courthouse most accommodating," DeCoster said.
Ken DeCoster, 23 Dec 2004 [cached]
Ken DeCoster
Ken DeCoster
Ken offers a fresh, new perspective every day, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 2pm.
Ken DeCoster - 10AM to 2PM
Ken DeCoster
Ken DeCoster's extensive background in local issues and his broad network of contacts have made him the ideal host for WNTA's weekday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm talkfest.
Began career in radio news in April of 1981 at WRRR radio in Rockford.Joined the WROK news team in June of 1982.Became News Director at WROK in April of 1986.Accepted the News Director's job at WNTA radio in November of 1995.
Professional responsibilities over the years have included news anchoring, field reporting, editorial writing, high school sports play by play and occasional talk show host.
In addition to hosting the daily talk show, Ken is also WNTA's News and Program Director.
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