WSPY (AM)

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WSPY
City Geneva, Illinois
Broadcast area Kane County / Fox Valley
Frequency 1480 AM (kHz)
Format Adult Standards
Power 1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 69700
Owner Nelson Multimedia Inc.
Sister stations WSPY-FM, WSQR
Website wspyam.com

WSPY 1480 AM is a radio station broadcasting an adult standards format. Licensed to Geneva, Illinois, the station is owned by Nelson Multimedia Inc. WSPY adopted its current format in the late summer of 2011, switching from Cumulus Broadcasting's (formerly Citadel Media) Classic Hits network. The current programming comes from Dial Global's America's Best Music package.

Previous to the classic hits format, WSPY had a standards/oldies format and was known as Timeless Favorites, carrying Timeless network programming from Citadel Broadcasting until the network's shutdown in February 2010.

History[edit]

The station began life as WGSB in St. Charles, on October 16, 1961, owned by Robert Booth. The call letters stood for "Where Good Sounds Begin" or for the three towns the station served, depending on which station history you read. It was sold to WGN broadcaster Jack Brickhouse in 1966. In 1979, another Chicago radio host, Howard Miller, bought the station and changed the call letters to WFXW.

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Coordinates: 41°34′59″N 88°36′05″W / 41.58306°N 88.60139°W / 41.58306; -88.60139