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A New Name for the iWireless Center

The iWireless Center will get a new name next year. Thursday the board of the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority voted to hire a Colorado company to find what's called "a new naming rights partner."

The current agreement with iWireless will expire in July of next year (2017). 

Impression Sports and Entertainment is based in Denver and specializes in arranging naming rights agreements for facilities and events. And it says in the past 10 years it's secured agreements for arenas in several states plus four college football bowl games. 

iWireless paid 4.25 million dollars to put its name on the building for ten years. Previously it had been known as the The Mark of the Quad Cities for 14 years. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.