WKRS

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WKRS
WKRSlogo.jpg
CityWaukegan, Illinois
Broadcast areaNortheastern Illinois / Southeastern Wisconsin
BrandingESPN Deportes 1220 AM
Frequency1220 kHz
FormatSpanish Sports
Power1,000 watts day
90 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID10450
Transmitter coordinates42°20′59.00″N 87°52′53.00″W / 42.3497222°N 87.8813889°W / 42.3497222; -87.8813889Coordinates: 42°20′59.00″N 87°52′53.00″W / 42.3497222°N 87.8813889°W / 42.3497222; -87.8813889
Callsign meaningWauKegan Radio Station
AffiliationsESPN Deportes Radio
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Chicago White Sox
OwnerAlpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stationsWCCQ, WERV, WIIL, WJOL, WSSR, WXLC, WZSR
Websiteespndeportes1220.com

WKRS (1220 AM, "ESPN Deportes 1220") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Sports format. Licensed to Waukegan, Illinois, United States, the station is currently owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from ESPN Deportes Radio. Its studios and transmitter are separately located in Waukegan.

Previous format[edit]

Between 1949 and 2012, WKRS had been a longtime English-language radio station broadcasting local news and information for the Lake County region. Until February 1, 2012, it carried both local and syndicated talk shows including national hosts Laura Ingraham and Dave Ramsey and local hosts Jerry & Nick, Lenny Palmer and Paul Lepeck & Company. Known as "The Voice Of Lake County" and "The Talk of Lake County", WKRS also broadcast Lake County Fielders minor league baseball games as well as high school sports for the Lake County area.

Among its alumni are Chicago TV reporters Anita Padilla, Matt Rodewald, Susan Carlson, and Brian Chimino.

Change To ESPN Deportes[edit]

In January 2012, it was announced that the station would drop its longtime English-Language Talk format in favor of ESPN Deportes, effective February 1, 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WKRS flips to 'Deportes 1220'". Lake County News Sun. Retrieved 2012-01-24.

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