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WOJO
WOJO logo.png
CityEvanston, Illinois
Broadcast areaChicago metropolitan area
Frequency105.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingQue Buena 105.1
SloganTocando Puras Buenas
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
FormatRegional Mexican
SubchannelsHD2: Hip hop
HD3: Spanish sports (WRTO simulcast)
Ownership
OwnerUforia Audio Network
(Tichenor License Corporation)
WOJO, WPPN, WRTO-AM, WVIV-FM
Also part of the Univision Cluster: TV Stations WXFT and WGBO
History
First air date
February 1947[1]
Former call signs
WEAW (1947-1953)[2]
WEAW-FM (1953-1972)[2]
Former frequencies
104.3 (1947)[2]
96.7 (1947-1948)[2]
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67073
ClassB
ERP5,700 watts
HAAT425 meters (1,394 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°53′56″N 87°37′23″W / 41.89889°N 87.62306°W / 41.89889; -87.62306
Translator(s)HD2: 95.1 W236CF (Chicago)
HD2: 95.1 W236CG (Bolingbrook)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
WebsiteWOJO website
WOJO-HD2 website

WOJO (105.1 FM) 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, a division of Uforia Audio Network.[3][4]

WOJO's studios are located at 541 N. Fairbanks Ct, Suite 1100, Chicago, and its transmitter is located atop the John Hancock Center.

HD Programming

The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[5] As of January 2016,

  • HD1 is a digital simulcast of the traditional (analog) broadcast.
  • HD2 airs a hip hop format known as "Streetz 95.1".[6]
  • HD3 is a simulcast of Spanish sports station WRTO[7]

History

WEAW

The station began broadcasting in February 1947, and held the call sign WEAW.[1][8] The station was owned by North Shore Broadcasting, and its call sign stood for its president Edward A. Wheeler.[1][8][2][9]

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.[10][11][12][13][14][15] The station also carried programs from local schools, community organizations, and Northwestern University.[9] The station also broadcast background music to stores and other businesses, with ads removed for subscribers.[9][10][16][17] By 1964, all of its subscription services had been moved to subcarriers.[18]

From 1947 through the 1960s, WEAW broadcast Northwestern Wildcats football games.[19] It was also the flagship station of the Chicago White Sox radio network in 1971 and 1972.[20]

WOJO

By late 1972 most of the station's programming was in Spanish and in December 1972, its callsign was changed to WOJO.[2][9]

In 1986, WOJO was sold to Tichenor Media for $1.4 million.[21][22] In 1997, Tichenor Media merged with Heftel Broadcasting to form the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, which merged with Univision Communications in 2004.[23]

References

  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. ^ Feder, Robert. "New hip hop 'Streetz 95.1' hits the ground running in Chicago", RobertFeder.com. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  7. ^ "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
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b c d Ghrist, John R. (1996). Valley Voices: A Radio History. Crossroads Communications. p. 318-320.
  10. ^ a b O'Connor, Richard. (2009). A Brief History of Beautiful Music Radio, Percy Faith Pages. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "10 Stations Join New 'Good Music' Movement", Billboard. November 17, 1951. p. 8. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Shoestring Sell: Wedgwood Airs Its Wares", U.S. Radio. October 1957. p. 30-31. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "FM Station Key", U.S. Radio. Vol. 3, No. 10. October 1959. p. 87. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "FM Station Key", U.S. Radio. Vol. 4, No. 7. July 1960. p. 47. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "FM Station Key", U.S. Radio. September 1961. p. 65. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "FCC Lifts Storecast Ban", Billboard. November 2, 1959. p. 4. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Routine Roundup", Broadcasting. December 23, 1957. p. 90. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "'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.
  19. ^ "WEAW Will Broadcast Northwestern Football", Chicago Tribune. August 13, 1966. Section 2, p. 3.
  20. ^ Sherman, Ed. "Expos' Silence Has a Precedent: Sox Fans Can Remember '71", Chicago Tribune. April 24, 2000. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  21. ^ "Tichenor Buying WOJO-FM", Chicago Tribune. September 15, 1986. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  22. ^ "Ownership Changes", Broadcasting. September 29, 1986. p. 87. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  23. ^ "Hispanic radio industry pioneer dies", Associated Press. New York Daily News. January 5, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2019.

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