WCFL (FM)

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For WCFL-FM which was owned and operated from 1948 to 1950 by the Chicago Federation of Labor, see WCFL (AM).
WCFL
City of license Morris, Illinois
Broadcast area South and West Suburban Chicago
LaSalle, Illinois
Pontiac, Illinois
Kankakee, Illinois
Slogan Faith, Hope, Family
Frequency 104.7 MHz
Format Christian AC
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 137 meters (449 feet)
Class B
Former callsigns WRMI ?-1978
WCSJ-FM 1978-1988
WUEZ 1988-1990 [1][2]
Owner Illinois Bible Institute
(Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God[3])
Sister stations WBGL, WCIC, WIBI, WTSG
Webcast Listen Now
Website http://wbgl.org/

WCFL 104.7 FM is a Christian radio station licensed to Morris, Illinois and owned by the Illinois Bible Institute, the educational branch of the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God.[4] WCFL airs a Contemporary Christian music format, relaying the programming of 91.7 WBGL in Champaign, Illinois.

History[edit]

WCFL 104.7 originally held the call letters WRMI before becoming WCSJ-FM in 1978.[1] In 1988 the station changed its call letters to WUEZ and aired an easy listening music format.[2][5] In 1990 the station changed is callsign to WCFL and adopted an Oldies format with the branding "Super CFL" using slogans and jingles which harkened back to WCFL (AM) 1000.[5] The original WCFL-FM air staff included Gary Rivers, Bob Zak, Tom Kapsalis, Don Beno, and Len O'Kelly. The station played rock and roll oldies until 1993 when the station was sold to the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God.[6] WCFL adopted its present Contemporary Christian music format in May 1994,[7] and began relaying the programming of WBGL full time in 2002.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The History of WCSJ FM 103.1 WCSJ-FM. Accessed September 1, 2012
  2. ^ a b Call Sign History FCC.gov. Accessed September 1, 2012
  3. ^ FCC 316 fcc.gov. Accessed September 1, 2012
  4. ^ WCFL fcc.gov. Accessed September 1, 2012
  5. ^ a b Feder, Robert. "Radio's new WCFL will return to oldies". Chicago Sun Times. April 16, 1990
  6. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. June 16, 1993. Accessed September 1, 2012
  7. ^ WBGL History WBGL. Accessed September 1, 2012
  8. ^ 104.7 Chicago FM Radio History. Accessed October 22, 2012

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