|City of license||Hammond, Indiana|
|Slogan||#1 in the Streets|
|Frequency||92.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||2001 (WPWX)
|ERP||50,000 watts horiz
44,000 watts vert
|Callsign meaning||Po Wer X|
|Former callsigns||WVJM (2001)
|Website||Power 92 Chicago|
WPWX is an Urban Contemporary radio station that serves the Chicago area. WPWX is owned by Crawford Broadcasting, and broadcasts at 92.3 megahertz. WPWX's urban format debuted in the spring of 2001 in an attempt to go head to head with the longtime urban radio leader in Chicago, WGCI-FM (Crawford Broadcasting previously had a Christian talk format on the 92.3 frequency for over 40 years under the call letters WYCA). The WYCA call letters were in use from 1959-2001. WPWX currently is the Chicago home to The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and at one time carried the both the Doug Banks Morning Show and the The Tom Joyner Morning Show (both of whom worked at WGCI from the late 80's until the mid-90's). WPWX radio personalities include Frankie Robinson, Tone & Shagg (The Hot Boyz), DJ Pharris, Ozman, Teefa, Young Si, J. Grigdes and Tracy T. The station also features mixers DJ Allstyle and DJ Nehpets.
All Crawford Broadcasting Company radio stations broadcast in digital (HD) radio, and all Crawford FM's also broadcast in HD-2 (second digital channel) audio. Urban Gospel sister station WYCA ("Rejoice 102.3") is simulcast on WPWX-HD2.
The station began broadcasting on September 14, 1949, using the call letters WJIZ-FM. The call letters WJOB-FM were used from 1955-1959, then WYCA from 1959-2001.
- "Call Sign History (WPWX)". Retrieved 2010-04-15.
- Power 92
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WPWX
- Radio-Locator information on WPWX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPWX
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