Tribune Launches Sports/Talk "The Game 87.7 FM"/Chicago
February 17, 2014

Tribune Broadcasting officially took over Low Power FM 87.7 in Chicago today, and launched a new Sports/Talk station on the former home of Modern Rock Q87.7. Tribune unveiled "The Game 87.7 FM" this afternoon at 1:02 p.m. CT.

The station is launching under a LMA agreement with Venture Technologies Group, which owns the 87.7 license. The leasing deal runs through September 2015, according to Chicago media columnist Robert Feder, with new call letters WGWG expecting to debut later this week.

Of course, Tribune owns Chicago News-Talk powerhouse WGN-AM and that station's President/GM Jimmy deCastro told Feder that with "The Game," "We’re going after a young, more educated sports audience. We want this to be young and hip and fun."

Veteran Windy City personality Jonathon Brandmeier will be heard in mornings, with David Kaplan and David Haugh in middays, Alex Quigley and Howard Griffith in afternoons, Harry Teinowitz and Spike Manton in afternoon drive and Mark Carman in nights, with NBC Sports Radio programming heard overnights.

You can check out the station at its newly-launched website - www.thegamechicago.com.

As for Modern Rock WKQX (Q87.7), it had been simulcasting on 101.1 FM for a few weeks and re-launched as "101WKQX" today as well.




 
Breaking News
iHeartMedia San Diego/Riverside Names Rob Scorpio SVP/Programming, Kid Jay PD of KGGI
Zach Van Lue Joins 91X/San Diego for Afternoon Drive
Study: Radio’s Personalities Are Not Connecting As Well with Teens
Pandora Appoints Naveen Chopra Chief Financial Officer
February 24, 2017
UMG Revenue Hits $5.57 Billion in 2016
BMI Withdraws Interim Fee Petition to RMLC
Talia Schlanger Named World Café Host
The Kane Show & Ocean Park Standoff Share "Good News"
Tim "Minnesota Fattz" Snell Named SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia-Augusta
February 23, 2017
iHeartMedia Revenue Up in Q4, Full-Year 2016
Study: Actual Ratings Panelists - We Want Personalities And Fun!
iHeartMedia Tampa Names Pete Norden SVP/Sales
The Syndicate Promotes from Within to Strengthen Marketing, Radio & Finance Departments
2017 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
February 22, 2017
Entercom Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Study: “Local” Is Not Radio's Best Defense Against Pureplays
Ashley Z Takes On Nights At Q100/Atlanta Nights
Benztown Releases Third Annual Benztown 50 List of Top Voiceover Professionals in Radio
February 21, 2017
Study: Just Over Half Of At Work Listening Goes To Radio
iHeartMedia Names Blaine Jackson PD At WLUB/Augusta
CMG Atlanta Radio Names Jaleigh Long Director of Sales
In Brief - February 21, 2017
February 20, 2017
Study: Radio Dominates In Connected Cars
February 17, 2017
Study: Women to Radio: I Love You, But….
Music News
Beyoncé Drops Out of Coachella Lineup
Quick Hits: Lorde, Pitchfork Music Festival, Soundgarden
Quick Hits: John Mayer, Lorde, Eminem, Gucci Mane, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey
Bruno Mars to Receive 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award
David Bowie Honored at Brit Awards
Katy Perry Talks New Album Rollout
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Future, Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Chris Brown, Young The Giant
Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Debuts Atop Billboard 200
James Brown's Drummer Clyde Stubblefield Dies
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup
Quick Hits: The Roots Picnic, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey
Republic Records, ZXL Music & The Grimmie Family To Release New Christine Grimmie Music
Linkin Park Announce New Album, Release Single "Heavy"
Migos Joins With Motown & Capitol Records
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Adele, Metallica, Michael Jackson, OneRepublic
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!