WROK (AM)

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WROK
City of license Rockford, Illinois
Broadcast area North Central Illinois
Branding News Talk 1440 WROK
Slogan "The Talk Everyone's Talking About"
Frequency 1440 kHz
First air date 1923
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts (day)
270 watts (night)
Class B
Callsign meaning ROcKford
Affiliations ABC News, Wall Street Journal Radio Network
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rockford License, LLC)
Sister stations WKGL, WXXQ, WZOK
Webcast WROK Live Feed
Website www.1440wrok.com

WROK (1440 AM) is an American News/Talk radio station in Rockford, Illinois. It is owned by Townsquare Media. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve Winnebago County, Illinois.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WROK, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The transaction was consummated effective November 14, 2013.

Programming[edit]

The station features Riley O'Neil and Scot Bertram as the hosts of the morning drive-time broadcast. The morning news is anchored by Dave Alpert. Rob Brennan is the engineer.

"The Michael Koolidge Show" (http://www.koolidge.com) airs Tuesdays through Fridays after "Riley & Scot". The Rush Limbaugh Show is broadcast followed by The Sean Hannity Show.

The Mark Levin Show airs live, followed by The Mike Huckabee Show until The Dave Ramsey Show. Red Eye Radio is broadcast overnight seven nights a week.

Weekends feature The Kim Komando Show, The Larry Kudlow Show, Wall Street Journal This Weekend, The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, and On the House with the Carey Brothers.

WROK broadcasts University of Illinois football and basketball, and NIC-10 conference high school football and basketball.

WROK was a very popular Top 40 music station in Rockford during the 1970s. Sister station WZOK carries on the Top 40 heritage, although that station's format has shifted toward Hot Adult Contemporary in recent years.

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Coordinates: 42°16′50″N 89°02′16″W / 42.28056°N 89.03778°W / 42.28056; -89.03778