Travel DX Log: Chicago, IL area

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  • Log last updated: 5/30/16
  • Log started: 5/15/16
  • 59 FM stations received
  • States received: IL, IN, WI

During a May 2016 trip to multiple states in the Midwest, I spent two nights in Chicago, IL.  While there, I experienced garden-variety tropo on the FM band.

 

 
Frequency, CALLS, city of license, “Station Name” – format, date first received, propagation method, mileage

88.1   WTZI   Rosemont, IL,   “Calvary Radio Network” – religious,   5/14/16 4:22 PM,   tropo,   3 miles
88.3   WDGC   Downers Grove, IL,   educational,   5/14/16 10:47 PM,   tropo,   16 miles
88.5   WGBK   Glenview, IL,   5/14/16 4:22 PM,   tropo,   8 miles
88.7   WLUW   Chicago, IL,   college,   5/14/16 4:23 PM,   tropo,   11 miles
88.9   WRRG   River Grove, IL,   “WRRG 88.9 FM Triton College Radio” – college,   5/14/16 4:23 PM,   tropo,   6 miles
89.1   WONC   Naperville, IL,   college,   5/15/16 7:26 PM,   tropo,   23 miles

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89.3   WNUR   Evanston, IL,   college,   5/14/16 4:25 PM,   tropo,   10 miles
89.5   WNIJ   Dekalb, IL,   public radio,   5/14/16 4:25 PM,   tropo,   58 miles

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90.1   WMBI   Chicago, IL,   “Moody Radio” – religious,   5/14/16 4:25 PM,   tropo,   9 miles
90.5   WMTH   Park Ridge, IL,   religious,   5/14/16 4:35 PM,   tropo,   3 miles

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90.7   WRTE   Chicago, IL,   “Vocalo Radio” – standards,   5/14/16 4:35 PM,   tropo,   13 miles

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90.9   WDCB   Glen Ellyn, IL,   “WDCB” – jazz,   5/14/16 4:37 PM,   tropo,   16 miles

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91.1   W217BM   Chicago, IL,   spanish,   5/14/16 4:38 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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91.5   WBEZ   Chicago, IL,   “Public Radio Chicago” – public radio,   5/14/16 4:39 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
91.9   WJCH   Joilet, IL,   religious,   5/14/16 4:39 PM,   tropo,   46 miles

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92.3   WPWX   Hammond, IL,   “Power 92” – urban,   5/14/16 4:40 PM,   tropo,   30 miles
92.5   WCPT   Dekalb, IL,   “Chicago’s Progressive Talk” – talk,   5/14/16 4:40 PM,   tropo,   46 miles

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92.7   WCPY   Arlington Heights, IL,   “Polski FM” – ethnic,   5/14/16 4:43 PM,   tropo,   11 miles

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93.1   WXRT   Chicago, IL,   “93 XRT” – AAA,   5/14/16 4:44 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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93.5   WVIX   Lemont, IL,   spanish,   5/14/16 4:45 PM,   tropo,   28 miles

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93.9   WLIT   Chicago, IL,   “93-9 My FM” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:45 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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94.3   WJKL   Glendale Heights, IL,   “K-Love” – ccm,   5/14/16 4:45 PM,   tropo,   11 miles

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94.7   WLS   Chicago, IL,   “94-7 WLS” – classic hits,   5/14/16 4:45 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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95.1   WIIL   Union Grove, WI,   “95.1 Will Rock” – rock,   5/14/16 4:46 PM,   tropo,   38 miles

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95.5   WEBG   Chicago, IL,   “Chicago’s Big 95-5” – country,   5/14/16 4:46 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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95.9   WERV   Aurora, IL,   “95.9 The River” – classic hits,   5/14/16 4:46 PM,   tropo,   26 miles

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96.3   WBBM   Chicago, IL,   “B96” – CHR,   5/14/16 4:47 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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96.7   WSSR   Joliet, IL,   “Star 96.7” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:47 PM,   tropo,   28 miles

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97.1   WDRV   Chicago, IL,   “The Drive” – classic hits,   5/14/16 4:48 PM,   tropo,   15 miles

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97.5   W248BB   Hillside, IL,   “El Poder” – spanish,   5/14/16 4:48 PM,   tropo,   15 miles

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97.9   WLUP   Chicago, IL,   “97-9 The Loop” – classic rock,   5/14/16 4:48 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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98.3   WCCQ   Crest Hill, IL,   “98.3 WCCQ” – country,   5/14/16 4:49 PM,   tropo,   42 miles

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98.7   WFMT   Chicago, IL,   “WFMT” – classical,   5/14/16 4:49 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
99.1   W256CA   Joilet, IL,   “K-Love” – ccm,   5/14/16 10:56 PM,   tropo,   33 miles

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99.5   WUSN   Chicago, IL,   “US 99.5” – country,   5/14/16 4:50 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
99.9   WCPQ   Park Forest, IL,   “Polski FM” – ethnic,   5/14/16 4:50 PM,   tropo,   48 miles

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100.3   WSHE   Chicago, IL,   “WSHE” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:51 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
100.7   W264BF   Englewood, IL,   5/14/16 4:51 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
100.7   WKKV   Racine, WI,   “V100.7” – urban,   5/15/16 8:37 PM,   tropo,   56 miles,   car radio in Elk Grove Village, IL

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101.1   WKQX   Chicago, IL,   “101 WKQX” – rock,   5/14/16 $:51 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
101.5   WLGS-LP   Lake Villa, IL,   “K-Love” – ccm,   5/14/16 11:00 PM,   tropo,   32 miles
101.5   WBNQ   Bloomington, IL,   “101.5 WBNQ” – hot AC,   5/14/16 11:02 PM,   tropo,   123 miles

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101.9   WTMX   Skokie, IL,   “101.9 The Mix” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:51 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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102.3   WXLC   Waukegan, IL,   “102-3 XLC” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:52 PM,   tropo,   24 miles

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102.7   WVAZ   Chicago, IL,   “V103” – urban AC,   5/14/16 4:52 PM,   tropo,   13 miles

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103.1   WVIV   Highland Park, IL,   spanish,   5/14/16 4:52 PM,   tropo,   11 miles

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103.5   WKSC   Chicago, IL,   “103-5 Kiss FM” – CHR,   5/14/16 4:53 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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103.9   WFXF   Dundee, IL,   “103-9 The Fox” – classic rock,   5/14/16 4:53 PM,   tropo,   27 miles

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104.3   WJMK   Chicago, IL,   “104.3 K-Hits” – classic hits,   5/14/16 4:54 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
104.7   WCFL   Morris, IL,   “WCFL” – ccm,   5/14/16 4:54 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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105.1   WOJO   Evanston, IL,   “La Que Buena 105.1” – spanish,   5/14/16 4:54 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
105.5   WZSR   Woodstock, IL,   “Star 105.5” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:54 PM,   tropo,   31 miles

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105.9   WCFS   Elmwood Park, IL,   “WBBM” – news,   5/14/16 4:55 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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106.3   WSRB   Lansing, IL,   “WSRB” – urban AC,   5/14/16 4:55 PM,   tropo,   33 miles
106.3   W292DJ   Lake Bluff, IL,   5/14/16 5:34 PM,   tropo

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106.7   WPPN   Des Plaines, IL,   “Amor 106.7” – spanish,   5/14/16 4:55 PM,   tropo,   11 miles
107.1   WSPY   Plano, IL,   “107.1 WSPY” – hot AC,   5/14/16 4:56 PM,   tropo,   11 miles

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107.5   WGCI   Chicago, IL,   “107-5 GCI” – urban,   5/14/16 4:56 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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107.9   WLEY   Aurora, IL,   “La Ley” – spanish,   5/14/16 4:56 PM,   tropo,   11 miles