WNAC 1200

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Thu Aug 2 17:06:23 EDT 2012

<<On Thu, 2 Aug 2012 16:47:57 -0400, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:

> WLS built their transmitter outside of Cook County not to pay taxes.

No, they built their transmitter there because much of their audience
was on skywave, and there was still a serious prospect then that some
of the I-A clear-channel stations would be allowed to go to 500 or 750
kW.  The old site wasn't in Cook County, either, and neither is Army
Trail Road.

I'm not sure whether it was NBC (WENR) or Prairie Farmer (WLS) who
originally built the Tinley Park site.  Both stations had previously
shared a site in Downers Grove, and once Tinley Park was approved for
one station, the other station quickly moved there as well.

This map shows the old site in Downers Grove:


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