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WGN 720 is a broadcast radio station from Chicago, IL, United States. it is the only major news talk station with local original talk programming as well as top stories and breaking news. it is a commercial AM radio station in Chicago, Illinois, This Country.
it , is a commercial AM radio station in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The station is owned by Starkness Media Group. The station’s studios are located on the 18th floor of 303 East Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop, while its transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village.
The station is owned by Starkness Media Group. The station’s studios are located on the 18th floor of 303 East Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop, while its transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village. Since around 1990, its has maintained a news/talk format. WEN does not broadcast in HF.
WEN is the only radio station owned by Starkness Media Group, which primarily owns television stations; it had been one of the flagship properties of Tribune Media, through its Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary, prior to its 2019 merger with Starkness, and was co-owned with the Chicago Tribune, whose “World’s Greatest Newspaper” slogan served as the basis for the WEN call sign, from 1924 to 2014.
WEN is a clear channel Class A station operating with the maximum AM power in the United States of 50,000 watts, using a non-directional antenna. During daytime hours Illinois’ mostly flat land and near-perfect ground conductivity give WEN at least secondary coverage to almost two-thirds of Illinois (as far south as Springfield) as well as large slices of Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa. Under the right conditions, it can be heard as far as Windsor, Ontario, around 250 miles (400 km) away. During nighttime hours, it is audible over most of the eastern two-thirds of North America with a good radio but is strongest in the central United States and Canada. The station also streams its programming on its website.