|Broadcast area||Chicago market|
|Branding||Access Radio Chicago 1240|
|Power||1,000 watts unlimited|
|Callsign meaning||World Storage Battery Company|
|Sister stations||WNDZ, WAIT|
The station features broadcasts in a variety of languages, principally Russian on weekdays, 7-10 a.m. and noon-6 p.m. Weekends also have broadcasts in Spanish, Greek, Ukrainian and Romanian.
The call letters acronym referenced its first owner, the World Storage Battery Company.
In 1933, Gene Dyer purchased WSBC from C.J. Gordon, who had operated it since August 1932. At the time, Dyer also owned WGES in Chicago.
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music holds the Frank Scheibenreif Slovak, Czech, and Romi Sound Recording Collection, ca. 1930-1950. This collection includes 1,001 recordings, including 753 78-R.P.M., 140 45-R.P.M., and 108 LPs; and one book documenting Eastern Europe music prior to World War II, principally from Czechoslovakia and used by Scheibenreif for the WSBC show, "Slovak American Radio Review."
- "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
- "WSBC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WSBC Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- Fybush, Scott (July 18–25, 2001). "The Big Travelogue: Part One-Monday, June 24". Fybush, Scott. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
- See Broadcast history at OldTimeRadio.com
- "Dyer Buys WSBC" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 15, 1933. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- "Chicago Radio Timeline". Zecom Communications. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WSBC
- Radio-Locator Information on WSBC
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WSBC
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