WGEN-FM

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WGEN-FM
City of license Monee, Illinois
Broadcast area South Suburban Chicago
Frequency 88.9 FM (MHz)
Format Christian contemporary music
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 54 meters
Former callsigns

WGNR (1992-1998)
WMBY (1998)
WJCG (1998-2007)
WOTW (2007-2013)[1]

webcast = Listen Live
Owner Life On the Way Communications
Sister stations KTLW
Website My Gen Radio

WGEN-FM is a Christian contemporary radio station in Monee, Illinois, broadcasting on 88.9 MHz FM. It is owned by Life On The Way Communications.[2]

History[edit]

From its launch in 1992 until 2007, the station was an affiliate of Moody Radio, under the ownership of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago,[3] and held call letters WGNR, WMBY and WJCG during this period.[1]

In January 2007, WJCG was acquired by Life On The Way Communications[4] and became a part of the KTLW Radio Network. Three months later, WJCG's call letters were changed to WOTW,[1] and the network was renamed "The Worship On The Way Radio Network".

In 2013, Life On The Way Communications relocated two of its translators in the Los Angeles, California area, one was on 91.1 FM and the other was on 88.9 FM. WOTW was then broken off from the simulcast of KTLW along with the two translators, as well as another translator on 91.1 FM in Arcadia, California. WOTW's callsign was changed to WGEN and the new station "My Gen Radio 88.9 & 91.1 FM" was formed, which targets a younger listening audience than sister network "Worship On The Way Radio Network".

Despite WGEN being located in a southern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, the station is primarily used to feed the 3 translators in Southern California, which is where the station's primary target listening audience is located.

Translators[edit]

WGEN also simulcasts on the following FM translators:

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K205EP 88.9 Santa Clarita, California 10 D FCC
K216EM 91.1 Arcadia, California 10 D FCC
K216FM 91.1 Valley Village, California 10 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Call Sign History fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013
  2. ^ WGEN fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013
  3. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013
  4. ^ Assignment of License Authorization fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°24′48″N 87°46′03″W / 41.4133°N 87.7675°W / 41.4133; -87.7675