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Encyclopedia > WIND (AM)
WIND
City of license
Broadcast area Chicagoland market
Branding Conservative News/Talk
Slogan Where Your Opinion Counts
First air date
Frequency 560 khz
Format News/Talk
Power
ERP 5000 watts
Class
Callsign meaning W - I N Diana (it was originally licinsed in Gary, Indiana)
Owner Salem Communications
Website www.560wind.com


WIND-AM "News-Talk 560" is a radio station based in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting its talk radio format on 560 kHz. Its current owner is Salem Media, a Christian radio company. 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... ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... 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... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... Chicago, known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ...


History

WIND first signed on in 1927. It was later sold to Westinghouse in 1956. WIND had general entertainment until the late 1950s when it evolved into a popular music format. By the 1960s, though WIND, along with other Westinghouse stations employed a Top 40 music format, WLS did much better in the ratings. Several Westinghouse stations went to an all-news format. Others like WIND evolved into adult contemporary formats by the 1970s. Instead of competing against WLS they opted to compete against WGN and its MOR/talk format. By 1975 WIND played music during the day along with local news until 6:00 PM when they would switch to call-in talk programming. Similar formats were on Westinghouse sister stations like WBZ in Boston, Massachusetts and KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The name Westinghouse can refer to any number of devices and independent businesses that can trace their roots to the work of George Westinghouse: // People George Westinghouse, founder of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Devices Westinghouse air brake. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago 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. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... WGN-AM is a radio station on 720kHz in Chicago, co-owned with WGN-TV. WGN-AMs transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. ... This article is about the radio format. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... WBZ is the callsign for a television station and an AM radio station in Boston, Massachusetts, both owned by Viacom. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: www. ... KDKA AM is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz. ... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ...


WIND and WGN had similar formats except the latter played less music. By 1978 WIND switched to a news/talk format and opted to add local talk shows in the morning, midday, and afternoon. By 1981 WIND dropped all the music and added all-news blocks between 6:00-9:00 AM and 3:00-7:00 PM. The station did not perform as well as sister stations. In 1985 Westinghouse sold WIND to Tichenor Radio for $6 million and left the Chicago market. Westinghouse later returned to the area by purchasing WMAQ-AM from NBC in 1987. The station became all-news on March 1, 1988, giving Westinghouse hope that WMAQ's 50,000 watt signal would create serious competition for CBS-owned WBBM. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ...


In 1985 WIND became a Spanish AC music station, including Spanish-language news and talk shows. WIND evolved to Spanish news and talk by the 1990. In 1993 WIND was sold to Heftel Broadcasting. In 1996 Clear Channel Communications bought non-voting stock in Heftel, but in 1998 Heftel was restructured where Clear Channel no longer owned interest and became known as Hispanic Broadcasting. This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Cite error 4; Invalid call; no input specified 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the company. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


In 2005 Hispanic Broadcasting made a deal with Salem Media, resulting in Salem owning WIND while Hispanic Broadcasting got WPPN. Salem dropped the Spanish format for the talk radio format. The line-up includes Michael Medved, Laura Ingraham, Bill Bennett, Dennis Prager, Michael Savage, and Hugh Hewitt. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Michael Medved Michael Medved (born October 1948) is an American nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, film critic and author. ... Laura Ingraham Laura Ingraham (born January 1, 1965 in Glastonbury, Connecticut) is an American conservative talk radio host and author. ... For other men named William Bennett, see William Bennett (disambiguation). ... Dennis Prager Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) is a syndicated radio host, columnist and public speaker in the United States. ... Michael Savage Michael Savage is the pseudonym for Michael Alan Weiner, PhD (born March 31, 1942). ... Hugh Hewitt is a conservative American radio talk show host, author, and blogger. ...


Effective July 1, 2005, WIND entered into a three-year agreement with the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to carry Illinois Fighting Illini football and men's basketball games, as well as the coaches shows, through the Illini Sports Radio Network. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are known as the Fighting Illini. ...


External link

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AM Radio stations in the Chicago market
By frequency

560 | 670 | 720 | 750 |780 | 820 | 850 | 890 | 950 | 1000 | 1080 | 1110 | 1160 | 1200 | 1240 (WCRW) | 1240 (WSBC) | 1270 | | 1300 | 1390 | 1450 | 1490 | 1570 | 1590 | 1690 AM radio is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... Chicagoland. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WGN-AM is a radio station on 720 kHz in Chicago, co-owned with WGN-TV. WGN-AMs transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... WCPT 850 AM is a progressive talk radio station that broadcasts out of Crystal Lake, Illinois, near Chicago. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... WMVP (1000 AM) is the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago. ... WYLL 1160 is a Christian Talk and Teaching radio station located in Chicago and owned by Selam Media. ... WRDZ-AM 1300 is an AM Radio Station licensed to La Grange, Illinois serving northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... WRLL-1690 AM is an oldies station licenced to Berwyn, IL and serves areas in Northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin. ...

By callsign

WAIT | WBBM | WBGX | WCPT | WCRW | WEDC | WGN | WGRB | WIND | WLS | WMBI | WMVP | WNDZ | WNTD | WNWI | WONX | WPNA | WRDZ | WRLL | WRTO | WSBC | WSCR | WVON | WYLL 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... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... WCPT 850 AM is a progressive talk radio station that broadcasts out of Crystal Lake, Illinois, near Chicago. ... WGN-AM is a radio station on 720 kHz in Chicago, co-owned with WGN-TV. WGN-AMs transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... WMVP (1000 AM) is the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... WRDZ-AM 1300 is an AM Radio Station licensed to La Grange, Illinois serving northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin. ... WRLL-1690 AM is an oldies station licenced to Berwyn, IL and serves areas in Northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WYLL 1160 is a Christian Talk and Teaching radio station located in Chicago and owned by Selam Media. ...


 
 

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