WBGX

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WBGX
WBGX logo
City of license Harvey, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago, Illinois
Slogan "The Big Gospel Express"
Frequency 1570 kHz
Format Gospel
Power 1,100 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 40147
Transmitter coordinates 41°36′14.00″N 87°40′45.00″W / 41.6038889°N 87.6791667°W / 41.6038889; -87.6791667
Callsign meaning Big Gospel Express
Former callsigns WBEE
Owner Great Lakes Radio-Chicago, LLC
Webcast www.nwrnetwork.com
Website gospel1570.com

WBGX (1570 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Gospel format. Located in Harvey, Illinois, USA, it serves the Chicago area. The station is currently owned by Great Lakes Radio-Chicago, LLC.

WBGX is a locally owned radio station that brokers time to Churches in order to serve the Chicago and South Suburban areas.

Great Lakes Radio purchased 1570 AM in October 2003. During the following months the entire station was rebuilt. A new tower was added to increase power to serve a larger population. A new building on the corner of 60th and S. Michigan Ave was purchased in December 2003, and new studio was built which opened in May 2004.

Previous to the current Gospel format, AM 1570 was a longtime jazz station as WBEE (no relation to WBEE-FM in Rochester, NY).

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