WKRS

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WKRS
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City of license Waukegan, Illinois
Broadcast area Lake County / Northeastern Illinois
Branding ESPN Deportes 1220 AM
Frequency 1220 kHz
Format Spanish Sports
Power 1,000 watts day
90 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 10450
Transmitter coordinates 42°20′59.00″N 87°52′53.00″W / 42.3497222°N 87.8813889°W / 42.3497222; -87.8813889Coordinates: 42°20′59.00″N 87°52′53.00″W / 42.3497222°N 87.8813889°W / 42.3497222; -87.8813889
Affiliations ESPN Deportes Radio
Owner Digity, LLC
(NM License, LLC)
Sister stations WXLC
Website espndeportes1220.com

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 Digity, LLC, through licensee NM License, LLC, and features programing from ESPN Deportes Radio

Previous format[edit]

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.

Among its alumni are Chicago TV reporters Anita Padilla and Susan Carlson.

Change To ESPN Deportes[edit]

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.[1]

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