|City of license||Elmhurst, Illinois|
|Branding||1530 The Blaze|
|Slogan||The Voice of DuPage County|
|First air date||October 10, 1974|
|Power||760 watts day only|
|Callsign meaning||Will, Cook, Kane, DuPaGe|
|Former callsigns||WKDC (1974
WJJG (1994 –2012 )
(DuPage Radio, LLC.)
|Sister stations||Q101 Chicago|
AM 1530 signed on the air October 10, 1974. The station’s call letters were originally WKDC representing the signal coverage in Will, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. The studios were built for stereo (Cetec Sparta stereo audio equipment) although it was not until 1976 when the FCC authorized the station to test AM stereo. Daytime and night-time findings on AM stereo were presented at the 1977 NAB Convention in Washington, DC.
In 1994, AM 1530 changed its call sign to WJJG. The call letters stood for owner Joseph J. Gentile. Joe’s nickname is “The Baron of Barrington,” where he owned a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership for many years.
On September 19, 2012, AM 1530 changed its call letters to WCKG.
Hours of operation are determined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); daytime broadcasting varys monthly with the changes in sunrise and sunset.
11-1 p.m. Alex Jones
1-2 p.m. Power Hour
2-4 p.m. Peter Schiff
6-8 p.m. Free Talk Live
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