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1590 WCGO
[Chicago's SmartTalk]
WCGO (1590 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an ethnic format. Licensed to Evanston, Illinois, USA, it serves the Chicago area. The station is currently owned by Kovas Communications, Inc.WONX logo used until call sign change in April, 2009.The station was launched in 1947 as WNMP, which had a light-classical and beautiful music format, along with broadcasting college sports on Saturday afternoons. State Representative Harry Semrow was one of the early owners. The station changed hands several times, and the call sign was changed to WLTD in the early 1970s.On April 9, 1979, the station's call sign was changed to WONX.On April 10, 2009, the previous WCGO on 1600, also owned by Kovas, went silent. On April 13, 2009, the call sign was changed to WCGO. With 1600 now vacant WCGO on 1590 was able to increase daytime power to 7,000 Watts.The Saturday Night Special Radio Show premiered its inaugural broadcast on WCGO 1590 on Halloween Night October 31, 2009 and serves as the station's flagship show. The Special, hosted by Kevin Abud and Sal Becovic is a revolutionary mix of local/national news analysis, talk, sports, business and music (reviews and discussion). The show airs every Saturday night from 4 to 6pm Central time.
2100 Lee St., Evanston 60202
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