WCGO Radio has been carving its legacy into Chicago's radio landscape since its first broadcast in 1947, through radio pioneer Frank Kovas. Maintaining a close focus on Chicago's diverse communities, WCGO is the flagship station for the nationally syndicated SmartTalk Radio Network. WCGO's coverage footprint runs from northwestern Indiana to southeastern Wisconsin, including all of Chicagoland, via its 10,000/2,500 watt day/night 1590 AM signal, and its 95.9 FM signal. One of the few independently minded radio stations in Chicago, WCGO is SmartTalk for the 21st Century.
WCGO delivers an exclusively fresh perspective with SmartTalk radio, featuring KCBS, The Dave Ramsey Show, The Kate Dalley Show, The Jared Dillian Show, Wanna Bet, The Hard Question with Blanquita Cullum, overnights with CoastToCoast, and bipartisan hourly headlines from Westwood One News. Weekends provide an informative, lively and entertaining cross-section of modern living with SoberRadio, Mighty House Home Improvement Radio, Mindful Money, Open Road Radio, Inside Analysis and DM Radio with Eric Kavanaugh, BBQ Nation, Travel Planners Radio Show, Married With Microphones, The Original Big Band Showcase, Retire With Integrity, Mike Jackson Outdoors, The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki, Gabby Road with Hannah, Fred & Justin, Playtime with Bill Turck & Kerri Kendall, Heart & Home with JT & Leanne, Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen, Beyond The Beltway with Bruce DuMont, Justice Watch Radio, Roll The Dice, and the award-winning Late Night Chicago Radio with Denny Ferrell — all delivering a new and old type of talk and entertainment.
SmartTalk. Chicago radio has never sounded better!