97.5 Chicago

Poder 97.5 Chicago Launches

97.5 W248BB Hillside/Chicago IL made its flip to Regional Mexican “Poder 97.5” on Monday. Pedro Ivan, former PD of SBS’ “La Ley 107.9” WLEY will hold those duties for W248BB as well as an on-air shift. Other personalities joining the station are Margarita Vasquez, Cristian Ramos, and Beto Carreto. Original Report 11/17: 97.5 W248BB Hillside/Chicago IL will flip to Regional Mexican “97.5 Poder” on February 1, 2016. The Educational Media Foundation owned translator is currently operated by iHeartMedia as Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 97.5“. iHeart will now lease programming of the translator and 93.9 WLIT-HD2 to Pedro Segura’s Show Time Media. Segura is a local business owner who co-founded Prime Dental Manufacturing in 1999. Alfred...[Read More]

ESPN Deportes Comes To 97.5 Chicago

Update 1/31: Clear Channel and ESPN have announced that “ESPN Deportes 97.5” will debut on Wednesday, February 1. ESPN describes the 97.5 translator as serving downtown Chicago and nearby Hispanic/Latino neighborhood communities, including Cicero, Berwyn and Pilsen. Next Media’s 1220 WKRS Waukegan, IL will also be flipping to ESPN Deportes tomorrow in order to cover Chicago’s Northern suburbs. 97.5 will continue to be fed by 95.5 WNUA-HD2 and will be overseen by “Mega 95.5” PD Ricardo Otero. Update 1/20: 97.5 is on the air as Country “97.5 The Bull” being fed by 95.5 WNUA-HD2. The website has removed the countdown clock ticking down to February 1. Is this the final format? We doubt it, since the launch of a new Chicago FM would likely have a ...[Read More]