WDCB adds Second Signal for Chicago - 90.7FM
WDCB, which has served Chicagoland for 39 years through its 5000 watt FM signal at 90.9 from west suburban Glen Ellyn, has added a second signal at 90.7FM.
Based in Chicago, 90.7 will bring better reception to hundreds of thousands of Chicago residents and commuters in Chicago’s “West Loop” area. WDCB, known as “Chicago’s Home for Jazz,” is a professionally staffed, listener-supported, public radio station located at College of DuPage. “It’s an exciting step forward for the many jazz and blues lovers in Chicago,” said Dan Bindert, Station Manager of WDCB.
“Jazz and blues music have always been incredibly important to Chicago’s cultural identity, but it’s been almost decade since a major public radio jazz outlet has had a signal originating from the center of the city.
Our listeners currently find us on 90.9FM across the region, but 90.7FM will offer much-improved reception for many city residents.” WDCB’s use of the 90.7 signal in Chicago is the result of a collaboration between WDCB and Chicago Public Media. The recently-finalized, long-term agreement significantly broadens the audience reach for both WDCB on 90.7 and CPM’s Vocalo translator signal at 91.1. It allows WDCB to broadcast 24/7 on WRTE 90.7, a CPM-owned signal that originates from Chicago’s near west side, as well as strengthening Vocalo’s 91.1 translator signal on the South and North Sides of Chicago. WDCB will continue to broadcast throughout Chicagoland on its primary signal at 90.9FM.
WDCB 90.9FM is a listener-supported public radio station serving Chicagoland and the world with more than 125 hours of jazz weekly, and is widely-acknowledged as "Chicago's Home for Jazz!" The popular station also provides blues and folk/Americana music.