by Jessica Waytenick • January 19, 2018

Des Moines, IA. – Friday, January 19, 2018 – Today, iHeartMedia-Des Moines, Newsradio 1040 WHO (WHO-AM), and WHO Radio’s The Big Show, are excited to announce the Quad Cities as the location for the 22nd Annual WHO Radio Tractor Ride.

The 2018 episode of the Great Iowa Tractor Ride will visit the Quad Cities and ride to surrounding towns on June 25-27.  Tractors and Tractor Riders will call the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf home, where it is positioned beautifully on the banks of the Mississippi River.  Over 550 tractors of all makes, models, and years are estimated to be in attendance for the Tractor Ride this year. 

“The Quad Cities offers a beautiful setting that includes rides alongside, and over, the Mighty Mississippi, through the picturesque farmland of eastern Iowa, as well as an opportunity to bring our tractors through the residential areas of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, and Moline.  We are excited to bring our fanfare to the area”, said Nick Bruns, iHeartMedia Marketing Director.

The WHO Radio Tractor Ride, celebrating its 22nd year in 2018, began in Grinnell, Iowa, in the summer of 1996 by WHO Radio Farm Broadcasters Mark Pearson and Gary Wergin.  The WHO Radio Tractor Ride was created to bring tractor enthusiasts together for fun, fellowship, and celebration of Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage.  The inaugural ride included around 90 participants, and has today grown to over 600 participants, and countless fans.  Last year, tractors from over 33 states made the trip to Iowa, including tractor riders from California and Hawaii.

Additional information, including Tractor Ride routes, special announcements, and photos from previous WHO Radio Tractor Rides can be found at

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Des Moines and Quad Cities markets and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 95 million registered users.

iHeartMedia Des Moines owns and operates WHO-AM; KASI-AM; KXNO-AM; KDRB-FM; KDRB-HD, KDXA- FM, KKDM-FM; KCYZ-FM; iHeartMedia Davenport owns and operates KCQQ-FM, KMXG-FM, KUUL-FM, WXFN-AM, WLLR-FM, WLLR-HD, and WOC-AM; and are both part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

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Nick Bruns, Tractor Ride Marketing Director – iHeartMedia Des Moines, 515-245-8858

Scot Knock, Tractor Ride Sales Director – iHeartMedia Des Moines, 515-245-8955

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