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WSDR-AM 1240 radio logo.png
City Sterling, Illinois
Broadcast area Rock River Valley
Frequency 1240 kHz
First air date 1949[1]
Format News/Talk, Adult Contemporary
Language(s) English
Power 500 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class C
Facility ID 37207
Transmitter coordinates 41°48′59″N 89°40′13″W / 41.81639°N 89.67028°W / 41.81639; -89.67028
Owner Withers Broadcasting
(Withers Broadcasting Company of Rock River, LLC)
Sister stations WSSQ, WZZT
Webcast Listen Live

WSDR (1240 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Sterling, Illinois. The station is owned by Withers Broadcasting and the broadcast license is held by Withers Broadcasting Company of Rock River, LLC.

WSDR broadcasts a news/talk radio format to the Rock River Valley.[2] WSDR airs Classic rock music during the overnight hours, simulcasting their sister station WZZT 102.7 FM.

The station, established in 1949, was assigned the call sign "WSDR" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Stations and Market Data for the United States". 1955 Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1955. p. 133. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Media Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 

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