WFRL

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WFRL
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City Freeport, Illinois
Broadcast area Stephenson County, Illinois
Branding The Big Easy
Slogan The Biggest Hits Of All Time
Frequency 1570 kHz
First air date October 28, 1947
Format Oldies
Power 5,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 63135
Transmitter coordinates 42° 18' 45" N, 89° 35' 38" W
Callsign meaning "What Freeport Really Likes"
Affiliations Westwood One News
Owner Big Radio
Sister stations WFPS, WEKZ (AM), WEKZ-FM, WQLF-FM, WGEZ, WBEL (AM), WWHG
Webcast [1]
Website [2]

WFRL 1570 AM is a radio station licensed to Freeport, Illinois. WFRL airs a 1960s and '70s Oldies format and is owned by Big Radio. Its studios and transmitter are at 834 North Tower Road, northeast of Freeport.

The station features local and Westwood One news, plus farm and local high school sports programming. Special weekend programs include The Charlie Tuna '70s show (Saturday 6am to Noon), American Top 40-The '70s (Saturday Noon to 3pm), and Dick Clark's Rock, Roll & Remember (Sunday 6am to 10am). WFRL operates 24 hours a day, but at one time was licensed as a daytime only station.

History[edit]

WFRL began broadcasting October 28, 1947, on 1570 kHz with 1 KW power (daytime only). The station was licensed to Freeport Broadcasting Company, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Vincent S. Barker; Sold to Triad Radio in 1959; Bradford-Ross Associates in 1977; Illinois Broadcasting in 1981 and several others.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFRL in Freeport Begins Operations on 1570 kc" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°18′45″N 89°35′38″W / 42.31250°N 89.59389°W / 42.31250; -89.59389