|City of license||Elmhurst, Illinois|
|Branding||AM 1530 WCKG|
|Slogan||The Voice of DuPage County|
|First air date||October 10, 1974|
|Format||Talk / Brokered programming|
|Power||760 watts day|
|Callsign meaning||"Joseph J. Gentile"|
|Former callsigns||WKDC (1974
WJJG (1994 –2012 )
|Affiliations||Broadcast Barter Radio Networks|
|Owner||Joseph J. Gentile WJJG Inc.|
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 May 6, 2012, WJJG began simulcasting internet radio station Q101. On September 19, 2012, the station changed its call sign to WCKG.
Hours of operation are determined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); daytime broadcasting varys monthly with the changes in sunrise and sunset.
- Mancow Muller
- Alex Jones
- Dan Patrick
- Geoff Pinkus
- NFL Now
- Rod McCulloch
- The Blake Sawyer Show
- You Can Survive This
See also 
- Official website of WCKG
- Official website of Mike Baker And The Forgotten 45s
- With the history of AM 1530 Elmhurst, IL
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WCKG
- Radio-Locator Information on WCKG
- Query Arbitron's AM station database for WCKG