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WBEZ
CHICAGO IL
FULL-SERVICE FM
Channel 218 (91.5 MHz)
RDS PI Code: 57cd
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA INC
848 EAST GRAND AVENUE
CHICAGO IL 60611
3129484600
Facility ID: 66649
Licensed
HD Radio digital hybrid
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Correspondence
FRN: 0007620651
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ML 0000197920 Granted 08/30/2022
REC Application ID: 5303925 (eLMS*)
Record Type: Full Power FM
Application Purpose: Modification of License
Accepted for Filing: 08/23/2022
FRN: 0007620651
Community of license: CHICAGO, IL
Channel: 218B (91.5)
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 53' 56.1" N / 87 37' 23.2" W
Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1009012
Elevation: 180.7 m AMSL
Antenna Type: ERI COG3-20P-2-70-2
Antenna Sections (bays): 2
Transmitter Power Output: 8.392 kW
  Horiz Vert
Effective Radiated Power (kW)5.7 5.7
Maximum Effective Radiated Power: (kW)0 0
Radiation center above average terrain425.1 m425.1 m
Radiation center-height above ground:425 m425 m
Radiation center-above mean sea level:605.7 m605.7 m
Overall antenna height above ground: 459 m
Non-Directional Antenna
L2C 0000197922 AUX Granted 10/05/2022
L2C 0000197921 AUX Granted 10/05/2022
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BXPED-20181113AAS AUX Superceded 12/26/2018
BXPED-20181113AAT AUX Superceded 12/26/2018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
BPED-20070816ACU Granted 12/10/2007
BLED-20060905ACG Dismissed 03/18/2011
BPED-20050914ACR Granted 11/02/2005
BXLED-20030618AAR AUX Cancelled 08/21/2003
L2C BXLED-20030618AAR AUX Cancelled 10/12/2022
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BXPED-20020927AAR AUX Superceded 03/26/2003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 H Granted 03/19/1973
BMPED-928 H Granted 10/17/1972
BPED-1334 H Granted 05/18/1972
BLED-613 H Granted 01/09/1968
BPED-816 H Granted 06/07/1967
BLED-133 H Granted 04/06/1953
BPED-221 H Granted 01/29/1953
BLED-35 H Granted 03/23/1949
BMPED-157 H Granted 02/07/1949
BMPED-141 H Granted 09/07/1948
BMPED-132 H Granted 07/21/1948
BMPED-127 H Granted 06/15/1948
BMPED-110 H Granted 04/09/1948
BMPED-100 H Dismissed 01/15/1948
BMPED-47 H Granted 10/23/1947
BPED-80 H Granted 03/17/1947
B4-LED-9 H Granted 08/25/1943
B4-PED-25 H Granted 08/03/1943
B4-MPED-18 H Granted 04/21/1943
B4-MPED-17 H Granted 02/24/1943
B4-MPED-16 H Granted 11/27/1942
B4-MPED-11 H Granted 06/10/1942
B4-MPED-11 H Returned 05/06/1942
B4-MPED-10 H Granted 04/02/1942
B4-PED-22 H Granted 07/29/1941
BROADCAST AUXILIARY/REMOTE PICK-UP/STL
KSB736 153.1100
KA8188 153.3500
KA8187 170.1500
WLP563 949.0000 105 W ADAMS ST
CALL SIGN HISTORY
WBEZ - 09/29/1941 (RHP)
WBEZ - 00/00/0000 (CDBS)
WBEZ-FM - 05/15/1983 (CDBS)
WBEZ - 04/01/1988 (CDBS)
WBEZ - 05/15/1983 (LMS)
TRANSLATORS/BOOSTERS/SATELLITES
1.W216CLCHICAGO IL
2.WBEWCHESTERTON IN
3.W219CDELGIN IL
Nautel for LPFM.
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 Cancelled
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
  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
Transaction log data 0000197920 Modify License Granted
08/30/2022
Transaction log data 0000201981 Cancellation Cancelled
10/05/2022
Transaction log data 0000197921 License to Cover Granted
10/05/2022
Transaction log data 0000197922 License to Cover Granted
10/05/2022
Transaction log data BXLED-20030618AAR License to Cover Cancelled
10/12/2022
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