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WBEZ
CHICAGO IL
FULL-SERVICE FM
Channel 218 (91.5 MHz)
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA INC
848 EAST GRAND AVENUE
CHICAGO IL 60611
3128329150
Facility ID: 66649
Licensed
HD Radio digital hybrid
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This record has been enhanced by the REC Radio History Project. Pre-1980 data has been manually entered by REC based on information from FCC History Cards.  Click here to learn more.
BXPED-20181113AAT AUX Granted 09/09/2019
BXPED-20181113AAS AUX Granted 09/09/2019
BXPED-20181113AAS AUX Superceded 12/26/2018
BXPED-20181113AAT AUX Superceded 12/26/2018
BMXPED-20111129DED AUX Granted 12/05/2011
BXPED-20101207AEY AUX Granted 12/21/2010
L2C BLED-20101206AAE Granted 04/20/2011
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REC Application ID: 1410989 (eLMS)
Record Type: Full Service FM
Application Purpose: License to Cover
Expiration Date: 12/01/2020
FRN: 0007620651
Channel: 218B (91.5)
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 53' 56.1" N / 87 37' 23.2" W
NAD27 Coordinates: 41 53' 55.98" N / -87 37' 23.02" W
Elevation: 180.7 m AMSL
Antenna Type: ERI COG3-20P-2-70-2
Antenna Sections (bays): 2
Spacing Between Bays: 0.7
Transmitter Power Output: 9.02 kW
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Effective Radiated Power (kW) 5.7 5.7
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: (kW) 0 0
Radiation center above average terrain 425.1m 425.1m
Radiation center-height above ground: 425m 425m
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 605.7m 605.7m
Overall antenna height above ground: 459 m
Non-Directional Antenna
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BPED-20070816ACU Granted 12/10/2007
BLED-20060905ACG Dismissed 03/18/2011
BPED-20050914ACR Granted 11/02/2005
BXLED-20030618AAR AUX Granted 08/21/2003
BXPED-20020927AAR AUX Granted 03/31/2003
BXPED-20020927AAR AUX Superceded 03/26/2003
BPED-20000710AAQ Returned 03/22/2002
BMLED-19891106KB Granted 03/20/1991
BLED-19880728KA AUX Granted 09/26/1988
BLED-19850826KA AUX Dismissed 05/13/1988
BLED-19850628KL Granted 08/20/1985
BLED-1066 Granted 03/19/1973 H
BMPED-928 Granted 10/17/1972 H
BPED-1334 Granted 05/18/1972 H
BLED-613 Granted 01/09/1968 H
BPED-816 Granted 06/07/1967 H
BLED-133 Granted 04/06/1953 H
BPED-221 Granted 01/29/1953 H
BLED-35 Granted 03/23/1949 H
BMPED-157 Granted 02/07/1949 H
BMPED-141 Granted 09/07/1948 H
BMPED-132 Granted 07/21/1948 H
BMPED-127 Granted 06/15/1948 H
BMPED-110 Granted 04/09/1948 H
BMPED-100 Dismissed 01/15/1948 H
BMPED-47 Granted 10/23/1947 H
BPED-80 Granted 03/17/1947 H
B4-PED-25 Granted 08/03/1943 H
B4-LED-9 Granted 08/25/1943 H
B4-MPED-18 Granted 04/21/1943 H
B4-MPED-17 Granted 02/24/1943 H
B4-MPED-16 Granted 11/27/1942 H
B4-MPED-11 Granted 06/10/1942 H
B4-MPED-11 Returned 05/06/1942 H
B4-MPED-10 Granted 04/02/1942 H
B4-PED-22 Granted 07/29/1941 H
BROADCAST AUXILIARY/REMOTE PICK-UP/STL
KSB736153.1100
KA8188153.3500
KA8187170.1500
WLP563949.0000105 W ADAMS ST
CALL SIGN HISTORY
WBEZ - 09/29/1941
WBEZ - 00/00/0000
WBEZ-FM - 05/15/1983
WBEZ - 04/01/1988
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This facility record includes pre-1980 information from the FCC/FRC manual history cards that pre-dates both the CDBS system and its predecessor BAPS. The history cards contain information about stations from the early days of radio. Not all records are included. Records such as license renewals and auxilliary facilities are excluded. Also, the information on the history cards was not very detailed and only contain the very basic information. We have included the comments from the card entries to help guide you along the history. REC feels that the history of radio is just as important as its future. REC will be slowly adding this data to the system giving priority to major markets and heritage stations. If you would like to volunteer to do data entry, please contact REC. We would appreciate your help!
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TRANSLATORS
1.W216CLCHICAGO IL
2.WBEWCHESTERTON IN
3.W219CDELGIN IL
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APPLICATION HISTORY
  B4-PED-22 Construction Permit Granted 07/29/1941
  B4-MPED-10 CP Extension Granted 04/02/1942
  B4-MPED-11 CP Extension Returned 05/06/1942
  B4-MPED-11 CP Extension Granted 06/10/1942
  B4-MPED-16 CP Extension Granted 11/27/1942
  B4-MPED-17 CP Extension Granted 02/24/1943
  SA- Special Temporary Authority Granted 04/17/1943
  B4-MPED-18 CP Extension Granted 04/21/1943
  SA- Special Temporary Authority Granted 05/18/1943
  SA- Special Temporary Authority Granted 06/03/1943
  B4-PED-25 Replace Expired CP Granted 08/03/1943
  B4-LED-9 License to Cover Granted 08/25/1943
  LETTER- Special Temporary Authority Granted 04/24/1945
  TELEGRAM- Special Temporary Authority Granted 12/20/1946
  TELEGRAM- Special Temporary Authority Granted 01/03/1947
  BPED-80 Modification Granted 03/17/1947
  BMPED-47 CP Extension Granted 10/23/1947
  BMPED-100 Minor Modify CP Dismissed 01/15/1948
  BMPED-110 CP Extension Granted 04/09/1948
  BMPED-127 Minor Modify CP Granted 06/15/1948
  BMPED-132 CP Extension Granted 07/21/1948
  BMPED-141 CP Extension Granted 09/07/1948
  BMPED-157 CP Extension Granted 02/07/1949
  BLED-35 License to Cover Granted 03/23/1949
  BPED-221 Modification Granted 01/29/1953
  BLED-133 License to Cover Granted 04/06/1953
  BPED-816 Modification Granted 06/07/1967
  BLED-613 License to Cover Granted 01/09/1968
  BPED-1334 Modification Granted 05/18/1972
  BMPED-928 Minor Modify CP Granted 10/17/1972
  BSCA-1207 Subsidiary Comm Auth Granted 11/14/1972
  BLED-1066 License to Cover Granted 03/19/1973
  BMSCA-543 Modify SCA Program Granted 07/05/1978
  BRED-19790801A2 Renewal Granted 11/30/1979
  BRED-19820720YG Renewal Granted 11/19/1982
Public Notice Details BPED-19830415AD Construction Permit Granted 10/21/1983
Public Notice Details BMPED-19840925AW CP Extension Granted 11/14/1984
  BLED-19850628KL License to Cover Granted 08/20/1985
  BLED-19850826KA License to Cover Dismissed 05/13/1988
  BLED-19880728KA License to Cover Granted 09/26/1988
  BALED-19900727HV Assign License/CP Granted 09/18/1990
  BRED-19890726UU Renewal Granted 12/31/1990
  BMLED-19891106KB Modify License Granted 03/20/1991
  BRED-19960801YK Renewal Granted 04/13/1999
  BPED-20000710AAQ Modification Returned 03/22/2002
  BDSTA-20030207ADF Special Temporary Authority Granted 03/12/2003
  BXPED-20020927AAR Modification Granted 03/31/2003
  BXLED-20030618AAR License to Cover Granted 08/21/2003
  -20050502ADC Experimental Permit Granted 06/01/2005
  BPED-20050914ACR Modification Granted 11/02/2005
  BPED-20070816ACU Modification Granted 12/10/2007
  BXPED-20101207AEY Modification Granted 12/21/2010
  BRED-20040802BBS Renewal Granted 02/25/2011
  BLED-20060905ACG License to Cover Dismissed 03/18/2011
Transaction log data BLED-20101206AAE License to Cover Granted 04/20/2011
  BMXPED-20111129DED Modification Granted 12/05/2011
  BRED-20120731ASM Renewal Granted 11/23/2012
  BDNED-20121128BIK Digital Notification Pending 11/29/2012
Transaction log data BXPED-20181113AAT Modification Granted 09/09/2019
Transaction log data BXPED-20181113AAS Modification Granted 09/09/2019
Transaction log data 0000119848 Renewal Granted 11/20/2020
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 History card 01/01/1980
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