WNDZ

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WNDZ
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City of license Portage, Indiana
Broadcast area Chicago
Branding Access Radio Chicago
Frequency 750 kHz
First air date 1987
Format brokered programming
Power 15,000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 73316
Transmitter coordinates 41°33′49.00″N 87°9′18.00″W / 41.5636111°N 87.1550000°W / 41.5636111; -87.1550000
Callsign meaning WiNDZ (the Windy City)
Owner Newsweb Corporation
(WNDZ, Inc.)
Website accessradiochicago.com

WNDZ (750 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a brokered programming format. Licensed to Portage, Indiana, USA, it serves the Chicago area. The station is currently owned by Newsweb Corporation.

History[edit]

It began when radio entrepreneurs Tom Jurek of WRIN, Rensselaer, and Annie Rose, a noted psychic, sold the frequency they found to begin a Merrillville, IN radio station to Universal Broadcasting out of New York, who were interested in starting a religious formatted station. It began broadcasting in March 1987 as a day-time only station, with Rick Schwartz as its first General Mangager. The business office and studios were located in Lansing, Illinois.[citation needed]

Prior to the sale to Newsweb Corporation in 2004, the station was owned by Spanish broadcaster Entravision. The format has remained brokered for many years, even during the time it was owned by Entravision. WNDZ was also for a time home to the "Personal Achievement Radio Network" and continued to air recorded programming from this network after its demise as a filler.

Shows[edit]

Programming includes various brokered foreign language programming, much of it in Slavic languages including: Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, etc. Other programs are geared towards other Eastern European languages including, but not limited to Romanian. Spanish Language programming also airs in addition to English language Religious programming, at times geared towards English speaking Europeans.

Automated Adult Contemporary music (in English) fills the rest of the airtime.

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