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WBEZ logo.jpg
City Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago market
Branding WBEZ 91.5
Frequency 91.5 MHz(also on HD Radio)
90.7 MHz(also on HD Radio) (WBEQ)
Repeater(s) 90.7 WBEQ Morris, Illinois
First air date 1943 (1943)
Format News/Talk (Public)
Language(s) English
Audience share 2.0 (Holiday 2016, Nielsen Audio[1])
ERP 5,700 watts
1,450 watts (WBEQ)
HAAT 425.1 meters (1,395 ft)
142.6 meters (468 ft) (WBEQ)
Class B NCE
Facility ID 66649
92544 (WBEQ)
Transmitter coordinates 41°53′56.1″N 87°37′23.2″W / 41.898917°N 87.623111°W / 41.898917; -87.623111Coordinates: 41°53′56.1″N 87°37′23.2″W / 41.898917°N 87.623111°W / 41.898917; -87.623111 (NAD83)
Former callsigns WBEZ-FM (1983–1988)
Affiliations NPR; Public Radio International; Public Radio Exchange; American Public Media; BBC World Service
Owner Chicago Public Media
Sister stations WBEW
Webcast HTML5-based player

WBEZ is a noncommercial public radio station broadcasting from Chicago, Illinois. Financed primarily by listener contributions, the station is affiliated with both National Public Radio and Public Radio International; it also broadcasts content from American Public Media. The station and its parent organization were previously known as Chicago Public Radio; since 2010, the parent company has been known as Chicago Public Media. Some of the organization's output is branded as WBEZ and some as Chicago Public Media. WBEZ broadcasts in HD.

In addition to its main transmitter on 91.5 FM, WBEZ operates full-power satellite WBEQ in Morris, Illinois (90.7 FM). The station also formerly operated a low-power translator in Elgin, Illinois (W217BM at 91.3); however, the translator moved to Chicago in 2014 and changed its frequency to 91.1 as W216CL.

Listeners can also receive the broadcast online with streaming audio, MP3 download or by podcast. As of 2013, the station drew an estimated 400,000 listeners each week.

CPM also operates a web site and radio station named which broadcasts on radio stations WRTE 90.5 FM in Chicago and WBEW (89.5 FM) in Chesterton, Indiana, as well as on the W216CL translator on 91.1. Vocalo is also heard on the HD2 channel of WBEZ.

CPR/CPM also previously managed Loyola University of Chicago's WLUW 88.7 FM, heard on the North Side of Chicago and adjacent suburbs for a few years in the early 21st century. The arrangement terminated in 2007.



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