|Broadcast area||Northeastern Illinois / Southeastern Wisconsin|
|Branding||ESPN Deportes 1220 AM|
|Power||1,000 watts day|
90 watts night
|Callsign meaning||WauKegan Radio Station|
|Affiliations||ESPN Deportes Radio|
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Chicago White Sox
|Owner||Alpha Media |
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
|Sister stations||WCCQ, WERV, WIIL, WJOL, WSSR, WXLC, WZSR|
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.
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.
Change To ESPN Deportes
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.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WKRS
- Radio-Locator Information on WKRS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WKRS