|Broadcast area||Chicago, Illinois|
|Branding||Sports Talk WCKG|
|Translator(s)||102.3 W272DQ (Elmhurst)|
|First air date||October 10, 1974 (as WKDC)|
|Power||760 watts day only|
Will, Cook, Kane, DuPaGe|
(also heritage calls for WCFS-FM)
WKDC (1974–1994 )|
WJJG (1994 –2012 )
|Affiliations||Fox Sports Radio|
Arthur Dubiel |
(DuPage Radio, LLC.)
|Sister stations||Q101 Chicago|
AM 1530 signed on the air October 10, 1974. The station's call letters were originally WKDC representing the signal coverage in Will, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. The studios were built for stereo (Cetec Sparta stereo audio equipment) although it was not until 1976 when the FCC authorized the station to test AM stereo. Daytime and night-time findings on AM stereo were presented at the 1977 NAB Convention in Washington, DC.
In 1994, AM 1530 changed its call sign to WJJG. The call letters stood for owner Joseph J. Gentile. Joe's nickname is "The Baron of Barrington," where he owned a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership for many years.
On September 19, 2012, AM 1530 changed its call letters to WCKG. Arthur Dubiel is the majority owner, and his son, Matt runs the station.
Hours of operation are determined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); daytime broadcasting varies monthly with the changes in sunrise and sunset. Due to its close proximity to 1530 WCKY in Cincinnati, OH, the station's coverage diminishes during the mid afternoon. It is licensed to sign off at sundown.