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Streaming Radio Guide
Internet Streaming Schedule for WLS AM 890
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Station: WLS AM (890)
Community of license: Chicago, Illinois
Market: Chicago, IL
Station: https://www.wlsam.com/
Conservative Talk
Where Chicago Talks

Current Local Time: 12:38 PM
Time Zone: GMT-6

The Legendary "Big 89" WLS still informs & entertains with award-winning local news, and iconic personalities.

Source: Open Guide

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Transmitter Location
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[Class A] (50,000/50,000w)

WLS Tower in Google Maps
Simulcasts on:
WLS FM/HD2*FCC PIF94.7Chicago, IL
* = Source: HDRadio.com


License Renewal: 12/01/2028

Licensee Contact:

Radio License Holdings LLC
780 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30342
voice: Call 1-4049490700

Main Studio Contact:

Patrick Berger
455 N City Front Plaza Drive
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60611
voice: Call 1-3122451200
website: wlsam.com
email: send email

FCC License Database
WLS-AM Ownership History Report
Transmitters close to WLS AM
SRGuide History

Call Sign History
Call SignEffective Date

Start Here
America’s First News
with Gordon Deal
Most Recent Test: February 19, 2021
Bruce St James 5:30 AM9:00 AMMTWTFXX
Most Recent Test: May 21, 2021
Chris Plante
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9:00 AM11:00 AMMTWTFXX
Most Recent Test: February 18, 2021
Dan Bongino blue11:00 AM2:00 PMMTWTFXX
Most Recent Test: May 22, 2021
Ben Shapiro
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John Howell 4:00 PM7:00 PMMTWTFXX
Most Recent Test: June 28, 2021
Mark Levin 9:00 PMMidnightMTWTFXX
Most Recent Test: June 3, 2021
Drive Chicago
with Paul Brian
Most Recent Test: September 29, 2018
Ric Edelman
Ric his decided to end his program as of June 2021
9:00 AM11:00 AMXXXXXXS
Most Recent Test: October 14, 2018
with Bob Brinker
Bob Brinker retired as of September 30, 2018
Recommended Stations
Most Recent Test: July 20, 2014
Red Eye Radio
with Gary McNamara & Eric Harley
Show is Live Mon-Fri 1 to 5 AM ET
Recommended Stations
Midnight5:00 AMMTWTFSS
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a complete list of programs available on WLS AM

The items have been selected as the better choices around the country on which to hear a program, based mostly on:

  • Carrying the entire show, preferably live
  • Not forcing a prestream advertisement, (unless all stations do)
  • Support for non-Windows options - Macs, mobile devices and Linux,
  • Not preempting talk shows for sports,
  • Stability of the programming schedule
  • Accuracy of the station's web site,
  • Recorded Show is not available 24/7 or via podcast for free from the distributor,
  • Quality of the streaming audio
  • Interesting show for "out of market" listeners
  • Limited availability of the show even if it doesn't fit the above criteria

If you would like to see the complete programming schedule for WLS AM, you can follow the link(s) provided on the left side of this page or visit the radio station's web site by clicking on the station name.

Items with a yellow background are redundant items that may or may not still be available on this station, but their accuracy is not maintained.

Weekday Schedule

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