WRTO (AM)

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WRTO
WRTO Univision1200 logo.png
City Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago market
Branding Univision Deportes Chicago 1200 AM
Frequency 1200 kHz(also on HD Radio)
Format News/Talk/Sports
Language(s) Spanish
Power 20,000 watts (day)
4,500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 11196
Transmitter coordinates 41°42′14″N 87°35′47″W / 41.70389°N 87.59639°W / 41.70389; -87.59639Coordinates: 41°42′14″N 87°35′47″W / 41.70389°N 87.59639°W / 41.70389; -87.59639
Callsign meaning RiTmO
Former callsigns WVIV (2003)[1]
WLXX (1995-2003)[1]
WOPA (1989-1995)[1]
WMXA (1987-1989)[1]
Affiliations Chicago Fire (MLS)
Univision Deportes Radio
Owner Univision Radio
(Univision Radio Illinois, Inc.)
Webcast Listen live
Website Official site

WRTO (1200 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish news/talk format. Licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Chicago area. The station is owned by Univision subsidiary Univision Radio Illinois, Inc., and features local programming as well as shows originating at other Univision Radio stations.

The station is the flagship station of the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, and the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. The station also broadcasts Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks games in Spanish.

WRTO became a part of the Univision America Talk Radio network 4 July 2012.[2] While the network itself ceased operations in 2015, WRTO aired remnants of Univision America's programming, as well as its local news, sports, and weather.

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that WRTO would be one of the charter affiliates of their new Spanish-language sports network, Univision Deportes Radio; the launch was set for early 2017.[3]

HD programming[edit]

WRTO is licensed for hybrid (analog plus digital) broadcasting: HD 1 duplicates over the air (traditional) broadcasting.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (30 May 2012). "Univision To Launch National Talk Network". Radio Insight. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  3. ^ Univision To Launch "Univision Deportes Radio"
  4. ^ http://www.december.com/places/chi/radiodialhd.html
  5. ^ http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=3 Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. HD Radio Guide for Chicago

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