WLS AM – WLS Radio
Website : www.wlsam.com
Listen to WLS AM – WLS 890 AM Radio Chicago broadcast from Illinoise. This radio bring you the Newstalk,News/Talk,Chicago’s Talk Station,890AM,AM Radio,Chicago Radio,WLS Chicago and etc. WLS AM (890 kHz, “Chicago’s Talk Leader”) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Chicago, Illinois, USA. Owned by Cumulus Media along with WLS-FM (94.7 MHz), the station broadcasts as a Class A station on a clear-channel frequency with 50 kilowatts (or 50,000 watts) of power. WLS maintains its studios in The Loop section of Chicago, and its transmitting tower is located on the south edge of Tinley Park, Illinois.
WLS AM is currently a talk radio station, with its programming consisting of about half local talk shows and the rest syndicated programming such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Red Eye Radio, Wall Street Journal This Morning, Kim Komando and others. WLS has carried Notre Dame Fighting Irish football and basketball games since the 2006 season.
WLS AM had been wholly owned and operated by the radio division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) since the purchase of its parent company in 1959. Five years earlier WLS was merged with WENR, a station with which WLS had shared its frequency since the 1920s. ABC-owned radio stations not affiliated with ESPN Radio or Radio Disney, including WLS, were sold to Citadel Broadcasting on June 12, 2007 with Citadel licensing the name ABC Radio for 2 years after the sale.Citadel was bought by Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
In the 1920s, Sears, Roebuck and Company was a major mail order company. To target farmers, Sears bought time on radio stations, and then decided to form their own station. Just before the permanent station was ready, Sears began broadcasts on March 21, 1924 as WBBX with noon programs using the WMAQ studios. WLS was one of the original 50,000 watt Class I-A clear-channel stations which did not share its frequency (of 890 AM) with any other station during nighttime (sunset to sunrise) hours. Read more on Wiki..