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WEDC was a "shared time" radio station operating at 1240 on the am dial in Chicago. The operation shared the 1240 frequency with WEDC and WSBC.


WEDC operated 11 hours daily. The three stations on 1240 were each authourized 8 hours, but according to Ed Jacker, owner of WCRW, "no one listened overnight" so WCRW SOLD its 3 overnight hours to WEDC.


The original station was located on Ogden Avenue at the car dealership known as Emil Denemark Cadillac, who also owned the station.


In the 1970's WEDC was purchased by the Pucinski family. Roman Pucinski was a Congressman and later, a Chicago city councilman. Roman's mom, Annabelle, was a long-time program host and did a daily Polish language program that included news, interviews, recipes, andf commentary of interest to Chicago's Polish community. WEDC's studio's were located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Chicago's northwest side.


The format of WEDC had always been foreign language programming, mostly Polish and Spanish. Game Show host Pat Sajac got his start in radio as a control board operator st WEDC.


In the 1980's WEDC (and WCRW) were sold to WSBC, ending the 60+ years of "shared-time" operation.


 
 

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