WCGO 1590 - Is Chicago

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On Air

Show: Korean Christian Broadcasting
Host: Inspirational Leaders
Time: 6 am - 1 pm


Show: The Dave Ramsey Show
Host: Dave Ramsey
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

The Power of SmartTalk

1590 WCGO is a 10,000 watt radio station with studios in Evanston, IL.  One of the few independently owned and independent-minded radio stations in Chicago.  Introducing SmartTalk for the 21st Century.

We are no longer amused by the lowest-common-denominator "bashing and trashing" talk radio offered up and down the dial.  We believe you deserve, and expect, better radio.  If you're tired of the finger-pointing and piling-on, you've found the right home.  It's time to start raising the bar by presenting intelligent ideas and solutions in a respectful, thought-provoking manner.  

WCGO delivers a fresh perspective with SmartTalk radio, featuring KCBS, The Dave Ramsey Show, The Kate Dalley Show, The Del Walmsley Show, The Sports Circus, The Hard Question with Blanquita Collum, the latest top-of-the-hour headlines from Westwood One News and entertaining late nights with The Citizen Kelly Show and Coast2Coast.  Weekends present informative and educational programs like SoberRadio, Mighty House Radio, Mindful Money, Open Road Radio, 312 Sports, Inside Analysis and DM Radio, Home Country with Slim Randles, Mike Jackson Outdoors, The Mike Nowak Show, Richie Zie's Automotive Museum and Chicago History, Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk, Hard Lens Media, Beyond The Beltway with Bruce DuMont, Roll The Dice and in-depth travel tips with the Travel Planners Radio Show...all delivering a new type of talk.  SmartTalk.  

Chicago radio has never sounded better.


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