In Chicago, Tribune Broadcasting also reaches audiences through the 50,000-watt radio powerhouse of WGN Radio AM 720. For more than 90 years, “Chicago’s Very Own” WGN Radio has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the flagship for the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University sports. Additional content including videos, blogs and podcasts are also offered online and through the station’s apps. WGN Radio is one of the oldest broadcast stations in the country. On June 1, 1924 radio operations that had formerly been home to WDAP were converted by the Chicago Tribune to WGN; the new call letters paid homage to the “World’s Greatest Newspaper.” WGN quickly proved itself a pioneer in radio and went on to establish several broadcasting firsts, such as the Memorial Day 500 (later known as the Indy 500), the Kentucky Derby and the live courtroom proceedings of the Scopes Monkey Trial.
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