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WCKG
City of license Elmwood Park, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago, Illinois
Branding Fresh 105.9
First air date 1950s (as WXFM)
1984 (as WCKG)
Frequency 105.9 FM (MHz) (Also on HD Radio)
105.9 HD-2 - simulcast of WBBM Newsradio 780
Format Hot adult contemporary
ERP 4,100 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning Chic(K)aGo
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WBBM, WBBM-FM, WJMK, WSCR, WUSN, WXRT
part of CBS Corp. cluster with TV station WBBM-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Website WCKG website

WCKG, also known as Fresh 105.9, is a hot adult contemporary-formatted radio station serving the Chicago market. They are owned by CBS Radio. Within the next week, the station will take on the new calls WCFS-FM, standing for Chicago's Fresh, but the calls have not officially been registered with the Federal Communications Commission at the present time. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Incorporated Village in 1914. ... 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. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The year 1984 in radio involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... 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... 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. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... WBBM-FM,B96, is a very successful Rhythmic Top 40 outlet in Chicago, Illinois. ... WJMK is a Jack FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. ... WUSN 99. ... WXRT, also known as WXRT-FM, WXRT 93. ... WBBM-TV, officially branded as CBS2 Chicago, is an American television station in Chicago, Illinois owned and operated by CBS. Currently broadcasting from 630 North McClurg Court in downtown Chicago near The Loop, WBBM-TV transmits from the John Hancock Center. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... FCC redirects here. ...


History

The station's original call letters were WLEY---The LEY stood for Leyden Township, where the station was located. Original programming was in English and Polish. An early English language announcer at the station was Chuck Schaden. WLEY was located in a non-air-conditioned three room shack behind an awning store near Grand and Harlem in Elmwood Park, Illinois. The tower is still there on the west side of Harlem Ave, but the WCKG transmitter was one of the first on the Sears Tower. Chuck Schaden, born June 29, 1934, is a Chicago-area broadcaster and historian who has hosted the program Those Were the Days on local radio since 1970. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Shacks are most often used for storage or have been abandoned. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ... Antenna tower of Crystal Palace transmitter, London A transmitter is an electronic device which, usually with the aid of an antenna, propagates an electromagnetic signal such as radio, television, or other telecommunications. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Originally a local station for Elmwood Park, WXFM was on 107.1 in the early 50s, moving to 105.9 by 1960. When the FCC shut down Chicago FM WCLM (because they broadcast horse race results on their sub-carrier), WXFM moved to the WCLM studio in the 333 N. Michigan Building, downtown. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The station was sold by its original owner, Zeb Zarnecki, to Evelyn Schoenfield, a school teacher. Schoenfield hired Robert Victor, son in law of Sol Polk, owner of Polk Brothers, to run the station. Polk Brothers sponsored several fine arts programs on the station. In the early 1960s, Victor took financial control of WXFM without FCC approval. The move caught up with him as the FCC revoked the station license and put the frequency up for bid. Bidders included Victor and a Blue Island, Illinois owner, which formerly ran WRBI-FM there. Victor, because of his radio programming experience, was awarded the new license, called WXFM Incorporated. Polk Brothers was a large appliance and electronics retailer in Chicago, Illinois that had 17 stores in the region at its peak in the 1980s. ... Incorporated City in 1900. ...


Announcers in the 1960s included Stu Olsen (now in California, Al Von Maisch (the overnight host) Tod Branson (later Milwaukee sportscaster) and Tom Jurek. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ...


WXFM played a mix of classical music, folk music, and broadway showtunes. Sponsors included Polk Brothers (for the overnight show). The station also featured jazz and was the original home of TRIAD - an "underground rock show. It was affiliated with the "Market One Network" a sales rep who also sold for WQXR in New York. In its last days, before being sold to Cox Communications, WXFM featured a brokered jazz format on weekdays and a gospel music format on weekends, which included broadcasts of the Sunday services of several African-American Churches. Weekday disk jazz disk jockies included Dick Buckley and Daddy-O Holmes Daley. This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... Folk song redirects here. ... Showtunes are songs written for musical theater productions, such as: The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Oklahoma! Guys and Dolls Cabaret See also Musical theater Categories: Stub ... Sponsors in the 12 step tradition help the addict to recover by bringing a personal experience of recovery on a one to one basis. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... WQXR is a radio station that broadcasts from New York City on 96. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Cox Communications is a wholly-privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ...


In 1984 the station was sold to Cox Communications, and it became top-40 as WAGO "G-106," featuring John "Records" Landecker in mornings, who had made a name for himself on WLUP. The format was changed to AOR in February 1985 and the call letters became WCKG. Initially the station played rock from 1964 through the then-present day, focusing on 1970s rock, but still playing a lot of current product. WCKG hired several former personalities from the formerly AOR WMET, which had evolved to adult contemporary. This article is about the year. ... WLUP (97. ... Album Oriented Rock, abbreviated AOR, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock music artists rather than singles releases. ... The year 1985 in radio involved some significant events. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... The year 1964 in radio involved some significant events. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... WNUA (95. ...


By the late 1980s the station began to lean toward classic rock, and by 1990, WCKG was a classic rock station. The station was sold to CBS Radio in May 1996. The station evolved into a talk format in July 1996 with the addition of Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl and The Howard Stern Show. By 1998, WCKG had evolved to a talk format outside of overnights and weekends; the remaining music would be phased out by 1999. During this time, the station continually flipped monikers, from "Chicago's Super CKG" to "105.9 The Package" to "105.9 WCKG" to "Chicago's Fun House". The return of rock to overnights and weekends in 2002 resulted in the station's re-positioning as "Talk That Rocks"; the playlist initially focused on active rock which slowly evolved to mainstream rock before being removed again by 2004. On October 25, 2005, with the re-branding of Infinity-owned FM talk stations to the "Free FM" brand, WCKG became known as "105.9 WCKG, Chicago's Free FM". The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... In 1990, all the music was really bad. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... CBS Radio Inc. ... The year 1996 in radio involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... The year 1996 in radio involved some significant events. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Steve Dahl (born November 20, 1954) has been an American radio personality for over thirty years. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... The year 1999 in radio involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Mainstream rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Digital Radio Mondiale conducted an extensive test of using the 11 meter (26 MHz) shortwave band for local digital shortwave radio broadcasts in Mexico City during July. ... Primary Free FM logo Free FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several FM talk radio stations in the United States owned by CBS Radio, created because of Howard Sterns departure to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. ...


With Stern's departure from terrestrial radio on December 16, 2005, Infinity announced that effective January 3, 2006, WCKG would become the flagship radio station of Rover's Morning Glory. Following months of poor ratings, Rover's Morning Glory was dropped on August 1, 2006, and was replaced by the New York-based The Opie and Anthony Show. Steve Dahl continued to anchor the radio station with his afternoon drive-time show featuring newsman Buzz Kilman. is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Categories: | | | ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... Julian Buzz Kilman, born in Detroit, Michigan on August of 1944, is a radio talk show personality. ...


In early 2007, WCKG placed more emphasis on local personalities, with new programs featuring Matt Dahl and Garry Meier, and dropped the "Free FM" name to become "Chicago's FM Talk Station".[1]. On July 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., the station began calling itself "The Package" once again, at the urging of Steve Dahl. These moves, however, were not enough to save the station's ratings, which despite an upward turn thanks to Meier, had still not recovered from loss of Stern. // Categories: | | | ... Garry Meier Garry Meier is a Chicago-based radio talk show host. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


October 29, 2007 was the last day of the talk format on WCKG, as hosts and station staff said their goodbyes on-air. At 5:00 p.m. that day, Steve Dahl announced that his show would continue to air through November 2 on WCKG, with best-of clips airing for the rest of the day, and his entire show moving to sister station WJMK on November 5. is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WJMK Inc. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


From October 29 until November 4, 2007, WCKG played clips of the Steve Dahl Show around the clock. Dahl's show moved to WJMK and became its new morning show on Monday, November 5. That day, WCKG simulcasted several of Chicago's other CBS Radio affiliates. From 5:30 to 10 AM, they simulcasted Dahl's first show on WJMK. From 10 AM until 2 PM, they simulcasted WSCR. From 2 to 4 PM, they simulcasted WXRT, and from 4 to 5 PM, they simulcasted WBBM. At 5 p.m. local time, after the CBS Radio News bell for the top of the hour newscast, WCKG became Fresh 105.9. The first song played was "Beautiful Day" by U2[1]. is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... WJMK Inc. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. ... WXRT, also known as WXRT-FM, WXRT 93. ... WBBM is the callsign of three broadcast stations in Chicago, Illinois: TV station WBBM-TV - Channel 2, CBS television station AM radio station WBBM-AM - 780 kHz, all-news station FM radio station WBBM-FM - FM 96. ... CBS News logo, used from Sept. ... Beautiful Day is the lead single from U2s 2000 album, All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ...


The station is expected to adopt the new call sign of WCFS during the 2007 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, after getting approval from the FCC to do so. The WCFS call letters are cuttently parked at a low-power station licensed to the Christian Fellowship Church in DuQuoin, Illinois. WCFS will stand for "W Chicago's Fresh." 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... The art of diplomacy, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... 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... Christian Fellowship Church(CFC) is a non-denominational mega-church located in Evansville, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Sports Programming

WCKG was the flagship station of the NBA's Chicago Bulls from 2006 until 2007. With the announcement of the demise of WCKG's talk format, the Bulls announced their return to WMVP, which was the Bulls' flagship before 2006. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... WMVP (1000 AM) is the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago. ...


Since 2005, WCKG has been the radio flagship for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League [2]. Games are announced by Tom Dore and Big Cat Williams.[3] Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Rosemont, Illinois Head Coach Mike Hohensee ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 Conference titles 1: 2006 Division titles 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 The Chicago Rush are a team in the Arena... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Tom Dore is the current play-by-play television announcer for the National Basketball Associations Chicago Bulls. ... James Otis Big Cat Williams (born March 29, 1968) was an American football player. ...


WCKG also broadcasts the "NFL Game of the Week" - non-Chicago Bears games delivered by Westwood One[4]. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Westwood One, Inc. ...


In 2006, WCKG hosted Spanish-language broadcast of several Chicago Bears games - including Super Bowl XLI - produced cooperatively with Bears flagship station WBBM (AM) [5]. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ...


WCKG broadcasts some Westwood One sports programming when there is a conflicting program on WSCR. During the change in formats, it also simulcast WSCR. Westwood One, Inc. ... WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. ...


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WCKG, also known as 105.9 Free FM, is a youth leaning talk radio station serving the Chicago market and is owned by CBS Radio.
WCKG began life at WXFM on 105.9 in a non-air-conditioned three room shack behind an awning store near Grand and Harlem in Elmwood Park, Illinois.
In 2006, WCKG became the flagship station of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.
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Metaphorically speaking, the WCKG radio personality known as Rover was more of the latter as of late.
After spending most of his last show blaming station management and a lack of promotion for his lack of success, WCKG sat the Chicago audience down and told them that their dog Rover was being sent to a farm in the country where he can play with lots of other dogs.
WCKG’s general manager is now bringing in Opie and Anthony to fill the daypart and notes the team brings a “full arsenal of weapons to the Chicago morning battlefield.” Apparently, said weapons are so highbrow that they require the listener to be quite culturally astute.
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