Chicago AM Heads Into Receivership


For the majority of broadcast media professionals, the call letters WBEE are associated with a successful Country station in Rochester, N.Y., owned by Entercom. Those call letters have been used since April 1987, but if you were to go back to 1967, they belonged to an R&B AM serving the Windy City.

From 1968 until September 1989, this station aired a Jazz format, superserving the African American community. Then came Money Network Radio, and a October 2003 sale and change to gospel programming. The entity that acquired the station has just lost control of the facility, as it has been placed into involuntary receivership.

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