WOJO

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WOJO
WOJO logo.png
CityEvanston, Illinois
Broadcast areaChicago metropolitan area
BrandingLa Que Buena 105.1
SloganCon Orgullo Mexicano (With Mexican Pride)
Frequency105.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateFebruary 1947[1]
FormatRegional Mexican; HD-2 for WVIV-FM; HD-3 for WRTO-AM simulcast
ERP5,700 watts
HAAT425 meters (1,394 ft)
ClassB
Facility ID67073
Transmitter coordinates41°53′56.00″N 87°37′23.00″W / 41.8988889°N 87.6230556°W / 41.8988889; -87.6230556
Former callsignsWEAW (1947-1953)[2]
WEAW-FM (1953-1972)[2]
Former frequencies104.3 (1947)[2]
96.7 (1947-1948)[2]
OwnerUforia Audio Network
(Tichenor License Corporation)
Sister stationsWOJO, WPPN, WRTO-AM, WVIV-FM
Also part of the Univision Cluster: TV Stations WXFT and WGBO
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWOJO website

WOJO (105.1 FM) "La Que Buena 105.1" is a radio station broadcasting a regional Mexican format. Licensed to Evanston, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Chicago area; the station is currently owned by Tichenor License Corporation.[3][4]

HD Programming[edit]

The station is also broadcast on HD radio;[5] as of January 2016,

  • HD1 is a digital simulcast of the traditional (analog) broadcast.
  • HD2 is a simulcast of "Latino Mix" WVIV-FM.
  • HD3 is a simulcast of Spanish news/talk sister station WRTO [6]

History[edit]

WEAW[edit]

The station began broadcasting in February 1947, and held the call sign WEAW.[1][7] The station was owned by North Shore Broadcasting, and its call sign stood for its president Edward A. Wheeler.[1][7][2][8]

The station broadcast at 104.3 MHz briefly in 1947, before moving to 96.7 MHz later that year.[2] The station's transmitter was located in Evanston and it had an ERP of 665 watts.[2] In 1948, the station's frequency was changed to 105.1 MHz and its ERP was increased to 36,000 watts at a HAAT of 240 feet.[2][1] The call sign officially became WEAW-FM in 1953 when a companion AM station was launched.[2] In 1961, the station's ERP was increased to 180,000 watts.[2] In 1970, the station's transmitter was moved to the top of the new John Hancock Center in Chicago, with its ERP reduced to 6,000 watts.[2]

Among the music heard on WEAW was light music, easy listening, classical music, and show tunes.[9][10][11][12][13][14] The station also carried programs from local schools, community organizations, and Northwestern University.[8] The station also broadcast background music to stores and other businesses, with ads removed for subscribers.[8][9][15][16] By 1964, all of its subscription services had been moved to subcarriers.[17]

In 1971 and 1972 the station was the flagship of the Chicago White Sox radio network.[18]

WOJO[edit]

By late 1972 most of the station's programming was in Spanish and in December 1972, its callsign was changed to WOJO.[2][8]

In 1986, WOJO was sold to Tichenor Media for $1.4 million.[19][20] In 1997, Tichenor Media merged with Heftel Broadcasting to form the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, which merged with Univision Communications in 2004.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "FM Outlet Histories", Broadcasting — Telecasting. A Continuing Study of Major Radio Markets: Study No. 7: Chicago. October 25, 1948. p. 21. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l History Cards for WOJO, fcc.gov. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "WOJO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Archived from the original on 2002-04-20.
  4. ^ "WOJO Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20.
  5. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2013-11-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) HD Radio Guide for Chicago
  7. ^ a b Radio Frequency Modulation: Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, Second Session, on H. J. Res. 78; a Joint Resolution Relating to Assignment of a Section of the 50-megacycle Band of Radio Frequencies for Frequency Modulation (FM). Part 2: March 31 and April 1, 1948, Volume 2. p. 263. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d Ghrist, John R. (1996). Valley Voices: A Radio History. Crossroads Communications. p. 318-320.
  9. ^ a b O'Connor, Richard. (2009). A Brief History of Beautiful Music Radio, Percy Faith Pages. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "10 Stations Join New 'Good Music' Movement", Billboard. November 17, 1951. p. 8. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Shoestring Sell: Wedgwood Airs Its Wares", U.S. Radio. October 1957. p. 30-31. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "FM Station Key", U.S. Radio. Vol. 3, No. 10. October 1959. p. 87. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "FM Station Key", U.S. Radio. Vol. 4, No. 7. July 1960. p. 47. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "FM Station Key", U.S. Radio. September 1961. p. 65. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "FCC Lifts Storecast Ban", Billboard. November 2, 1959. p. 4. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  16. ^ "Routine Roundup", Broadcasting. December 23, 1957. p. 90. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "'Simplex' Transmission of Subscriber Background Music", Federal Register. Vol. 29, No. 113. June 10, 1964. Part 73 — Radio Broadcast Services. p. 7469. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  18. ^ Sherman, Ed. "Expos' Silence Has a Precedent: Sox Fans Can Remember '71", Chicago Tribune. April 24, 2000. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  19. ^ "Tichenor Buying WOJO-FM", Chicago Tribune. September 15, 1986. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  20. ^ "Ownership Changes", Broadcasting. September 29, 1986. p. 87. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  21. ^ "Hispanic radio industry pioneer dies", Associated Press. New York Daily News. January 5, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2019.

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