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Encyclopedia > WCEV
WVON/WCEV
Image:WVON.JPG
Broadcast area Cicero, Illinois
Branding AM 1450 WVON
Slogan "The Talk Of Chicago" (WVON)
Frequency 1450 (kHz)
Format Talk/Ethnic
ERP 1,000 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning "The Voice Of the Negro", "The Voice Of the Nation." (WVON); We're Chicagoland's Ethnic Voice (WCEV)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Website http://www.wvon.com

WVON and WCEV (1450 AM) are radio stations licensed to Cicero, Illinois, serving the greater Chicago area. The two stations operate under a time-share agreement, consisting of WVON's African-American-oriented talk format and WCEV's brokered ethnic programming. Both stations have seperate owners and studios. Midway Broadcasting owns WVON and Migala Communications owns WCEV. WCEV's programming is on the air from 1PM to 10PM daily, with WVON's programming airing the rest of the day. Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... An ethnic group is a group of people who identify with one another, or are so identified by others, on the basis of a boundary that distinguishes them from other groups. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) is a media company based in the United States of America. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For general discussion of dark-skinned people, see Black people. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...


On September 18, 2006, WVON's call letters and programming will move to 1690 AM, leaving WCEV at 1450. This move will allow both stations to broadcast a full 24-hour schedule on their own frequencies. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WRLL-1690 AM is an oldies station licenced to Berwyn, IL and serves areas in Northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin. ...


History of 1450

The station began as WHFC. WHFC began in 1926, broadcasting from the Hotel Flanders in Chicago. They would soon be squeezed into a share-time situation, with as many as five stations on 1310 at one time. In 1930, they were given permission to move to 1420 with two other stations. WHFC bought out the other two in 1936 and moved to Cicero, Illinois. They were shifted to 1450 in 1941. 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ...


In 1963, WHFC became WVON when it was purchased by Leonard and Phil Chess, the owners of Chess Records, a successful record label specializing in blues music. WVON debuted on April 1, 1963 and quickly became a success playing R&B music, ranking consistently in the top five most listened to stations in the market. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Chess Records was an American record label, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz and blues. ...


WVON became well-known outside the Chicago area as well. Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, sent every song he produced immediately to WVON before any other station. Other similar stations across the country took inspiration from WVON's format. The station also had an active role during the Civil Rights Movement, covering it extensively. Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Motown redirects here. ... Historically, the Civil Rights Movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately one generation (1960-1980) wherein there was much worldwide civil unrest and popular rebellion. ...


Leonard Chess passed away in 1969, and the Chess family decided to sell WVON to Globetrotter Communications, owned by George Gillette and Potter Palmer. They decided to move WVON from 1450 frequency to the stronger 1390 signal in 1976, which would improve their coverage of Chicago with 5,000 watts. The 1450 frequency was left dormant. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


In 1977, Globetrotter sold WVON to Gannett, pairing it with their other acquisition, the station now known as WGCI. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... 107. ...


During Globetrotter's ownership, many of WVON's on-air personalities were let go as competition increased in the market. Two former personalities, Pervis Spann and Wesley South, formed Midway Broadcasting Corporation and purchased part of the dormant 1450 frequency. Their station. WXOL debuted in August 1979. The station began sharing time with WCEV in 1980. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Gannett dropped the WVON call letters from 1390 in 1984, switching it to WGCI-AM. WXOL's owners immediately filed with the FCC to obtain the WVON call letters, returning the station to 1450. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...


In 1986, the station adopted its current Black-oriented talk radio format. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...


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