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AM 1530 WCKG Elmhurst is a 760 watt blowtorch! Blowtorch? Well, not in the 50,000 watt sense of the term.  But you know what they say:  “It’s not the size of your broadcast tower.  It’s how you use it.”  We’re using every last drop.


When your radio broadcast signal covers over 7,103,155 people in the third largest media market in the United States of America (Chicago) it doesn’t really matter how big it is.  What matters is how many people are in the area, and more importantly what KIND of people they are.  WCKG covers some of the wealthiest areas in Chicago like DuPage County, O’Hare, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Downers Grove to name a few.  The average household income hits $122,000 in many of these communities.


These areas are so accessible to both Chicago airports, all major tollways (I-355, I-88, 294, rt 83, I-55, Rt 66) major multinational corporations like McDonalds, Ace, Big 10 Network, Excelon, Sears and many others house their corporate headquarters right in WCKG’s backyard!


1530 WCKG broadcasts Glenn Beck Weekdays from 9am-11am.  Sometimes controversial, always entertaining, Glenn Beck is a national radio star.

WCKG broadcasts from the center of Chicago-land, overlooking the Western Suburbs and Chicago skyline.  It is strictly in this unique environment that the “talent” behind the presentation of 1530 WCKG can be properly inspired and motivated to create the wall of sound broadcast daily on 1530 am.

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