Chicago Getting Ready To Rewind?

Chicago's Rewind 100.3 WILV Chicago Feel Good 70s 80s

Update 6/7: As we first reported on May 23, WILV has rebranded as “Rewind 100.3“. The format stays the same as 80s based Classic Hits with a sprinkling of 70’s and 90’s.

Original Report 5/23: Bonneville appears poised to bring the “Rewind” moniker it birthed in Cincinnati to its unnamed sister in Chicago. Like its sibling in Cincinnati”Chicago’s 100.3” WILV features a Gold Based AC format billed as “Feel Good Favorites”. The past two weekends have featured “Rewind Weekends” featuring mainly 70s and 80s hits. Suspiciously, and were registered earlier this month.

The Rewind branding has taken off this month as Clear Channel relaunched its Classic Hits stations in St. Louis and Lexington, KY under the moniker, while a Newcap brought the moniker to Sudbury, ON.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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