|City of license||Waukegan, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Lake County / Northeastern Illinois|
|Branding||ESPN Deportes 1220 AM|
|Power||1,000 watts day
90 watts night
|Affiliations||ESPN Deportes Radio|
(NM Licensing LLC)
WKRS (1220 AM, "ESPN Deportes 1220") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Sports format. Licensed to Waukegan, Illinois, USA, the station is currently owned by NextMedia Group through its licensee NM Licensing LLC, and features programing from ESPN Deportes Radio
Between 1949 and 2012, WKRS had been a longtime English-language radio station broadcasting local news and information for the Lake County region. Until February 1, 2012 it carried both local and syndicated talk shows including national hosts Laura Ingraham and Dave Ramsey and local hosts Jerry & Nick, Lenny Palmer and Paul Lepeck & Company. Known as "The Voice Of Lake County" and "The Talk of Lake County", WKRS also broadcast Lake County Fielders minor league baseball games as well as high school sports for the Lake County area.
Change To ESPN Deportes
In January 2012, it was announced that the station would drop its longtime English-Language Talk format in favor of ESPN Deportes, effective February 1, 2012.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WKRS
- Radio-Locator Information on WKRS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WKRS
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