WGEN-FM

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WGEN-FM
City Monee, Illinois
Broadcast area South Suburban Chicago
Slogan Your Gen! Listen to Genny!
Frequency 88.9 FM (MHz)
Format Eclectic music/Talk
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 54 meters
Former callsigns WGNR (1992-1998)
WMBY (1998)
WJCG (1998-2007)
WOTW (2007-2013)[1]
Owner Wild World Media, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.wgenradio.org

WGEN-FM is an educational, entertaining, eclectic music/talk radio station in Monee, Illinois, broadcasting on 88.9 MHz FM. It is owned by Wild World Media, Inc.[2]

History[edit]

From its launch in 1992 until 2007, the station was an affiliate of Moody Radio, under the ownership of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago,[3] and held call letters WGNR, WMBY and WJCG during this period.[1]

In January 2007, WJCG was acquired by Life On The Way Communications[4] and became a part of the KTLW Radio Network. Three months later, WJCG's call letters were changed to WOTW,[1] and the network was renamed "The Worship On The Way Radio Network".

In 2013, Life On The Way Communications relocated two of its translators in the Los Angeles, California area, one on 91.1 FM and another on 88.9 FM. WOTW was then broken off from the simulcast of KTLW along with the two translators, as well as another translator on 91.1 FM in Arcadia, California. WOTW's callsign was changed to WGEN and the new station "My Gen Radio 88.9 & 91.1 FM" was formed, which targeted a younger listening audience than sister network "Worship On The Way Radio Network".

Despite WGEN being located in a southern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, the station was primarily used to feed the 3 translators in Southern California, which was where the station's primary target listening audience was located.

On July 31, 2015, Life On The Way Communications sold WGEN-FM to Wild World Media, Inc. at a price of $55,000.

Translators[edit]

WGEN-FM was formerly simulcast on K216EM in Arcadia, California and K216FM in Valley Village, California; these translators were sold to Educational Media Foundation effective December 3, 2015, and began rebroadcasting KYLA Air1 programming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Call Sign History fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013
  2. ^ WGEN fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013
  3. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013
  4. ^ Assignment of License Authorization fcc.gov. Accessed November 2, 2013

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°24′48″N 87°46′03″W / 41.4133°N 87.7675°W / 41.4133; -87.7675