About Radio One Eleven
Founded in 2018 as iHub Radio, Radio111 is an all-digital broadcast media organization based in the Coachella Valley region of Southern California and super-serves the residents of Greater Palm Springs from the high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms to the low desert municipalities of Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. Unincorporated areas of Riverside County including Whitewater, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, Mecca, Salton City, and the sovereign Native American tribal nations of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, and the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians are also within the scope and region of our coverage. Because Radio111 is global in its distribution, it is accessible not only to full-time residents, but the many snowbird part-time residents who flock to our beautiful part of the world from points North, West and East, including millions of visitors from as near as adjacent Los Angeles and San Diego and from dozens of foreign destinations. When people want to connect with the source for around-the-clock dialogue and activity in the Desert Cities, Radio111 like its namesake state highway, spans the region like no other broadcaster.
The vast majority of shows on Radio111 are produced in our three studio locations in Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Palm Desert with hosts from a diversity of backgrounds, expertise and experiences – but all of them are excellent storytellers and love this area they call home!
If you are tired of talk radio that divides us out of our differences, perhaps you will love the fact that Radio111 is about connecting us because of our shared interests and passions. We look forward to having the conversations of YOUR life at Radio One Eleven!
Wherever you go... There we are. Keeping you close to home worldwide.
John McMullen, Senior Director of Content
It's been said that Mr. McMullen was born with a microphone in one hand and a briefcase in the other. The media entrepreneur has been blazing trails in a seemingly old industry for decades. He hosted his first TV talk show before he could get a driver's license. He was the architect of a high school radio station in 10th grade. And, by the time he graduated from high school, he was the youngest operations manager of a major market radio station in America. He couldn't even legally crack open a beer by the time he launched his first business - a 40-station regional radio network in the Pacific Northwest. But, not one to accept "you can't do that" for an answer, the Seattle native has woven together a career in both high tech and media ventures that speaks to his entrepreneurial spirit and creative wisdom.
McMullen landed in the desert cities on Labor Day Weekend in 2007 after leaving a five-year stint at Sirius Satellite Radio, where he created some of the most unique content initiatives in the satcaster's history. As Director of News, Talk and Sports Programming at Morris Desert Radio Group from 2007 to 2012, John was responsible for taking the stations from a "syndicated talk show jukebox" to a minimum of eight hours of daily local content seven days a week on KNews. During this period, McMullen fell in love with life in the Coachella Valley and didn't want to leave the comfortable climate after growing up at the buckle of the rust belt in Seattle.
McMullen has worked on a variety of endeavors over the past five-plus years in connection with his friend and colleague, veteran news/talk programmer and consultant David G. Hall. After a brief 10-month assignment helping to straighten up WMBD AM & FM for Alpha Media, John returned to Southern California (well, he never got rid of his home here) for surgery on a serious spine injury. After his recovery, he collaborated with Hall on the creation of a new nationally-syndicated current events talk show, which he oversaw the production of in a new venture based in Palm Springs. Realizing that he ultimately wanted to be focused on the power of local information and entertainment, John transitioned the primary focus of the business to multi-media production and new endeavors including local digital news/talk platform Radio111 and the iHub Network.