WAIT To Suspend Operations As Tower Site Sold

850 WAIT Crystal Lake ChicagoNewsweb is suspending the operations of Brokered 850 WAIT Crystal Lake/Chicago IL as it has agreed to sell the station’s tower land to McHenry County College.

A 2.5kW daytimer, WAIT had been airing Spanish Christian programming as “La Promesa” until July when it began running filler music and infomercials as a placeholder. Robert Feder reports that McHenry County College, which is next door to the site, will purchase the 26.9 acre site for unspecified future development. WAIT currently has three towers on the property.

General Manager Mark Pinski told Feder the station intends to file a Silent STA, while attempting to find somewhere to relocate WAIT.

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