WVON goes 24/7
by Demetrius Patterson, Staff Writer
August 16, 2006
WVON-AM/1450, the city's only Black-owned radio station that bills itself "the talk of Chicago," has entered a historic agreement with the nation's largest owner of radio stations, Clear Channel.
Under the deal announced Tuesday by WVON's owner, Melody Spann-Cooper, and Earl Jones, regional vice president of Clear Channel Radio, the Black talk station has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar deal to lease the 10,000-watt daytime signal - 1,000-watt nighttime - that currently broadcasts oldies station, WRLL-AM/1690.
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