City Waukegan, Illinois
Broadcast area Northeastern Illinois / Southeastern Wisconsin
Branding ESPN Deportes 1220 AM
Frequency 1220 kHz
Format Spanish Sports
Power 1,000 watts day
90 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 10450
Transmitter coordinates 42°20′59.00″N 87°52′53.00″W / 42.3497222°N 87.8813889°W / 42.3497222; -87.8813889Coordinates: 42°20′59.00″N 87°52′53.00″W / 42.3497222°N 87.8813889°W / 42.3497222; -87.8813889
Affiliations ESPN Deportes Radio
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Chicago White Sox
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WCCQ, WERV, WJOL, WRXQ, WSSR, WXLC
Website espndeportes1220.com

WKRS (1220 AM, "ESPN Deportes 1220") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Sports format. Licensed to Waukegan, Illinois, United States, the station is currently owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from ESPN Deportes Radio

Previous format

Between 1949 and 2012, WKRS had been a longtime English-language radio station broadcasting local news and information for the Lake County region. Until February 1, 2012, it carried both local and syndicated talk shows including national hosts Laura Ingraham and Dave Ramsey and local hosts Jerry & Nick, Lenny Palmer and Paul Lepeck & Company. Known as "The Voice Of Lake County" and "The Talk of Lake County", WKRS also broadcast Lake County Fielders minor league baseball games as well as high school sports for the Lake County area.

Among its alumni are Chicago TV reporters Anita Padilla, Matt Rodewald, Susan Carlson, and Brian Chimino.

Change To ESPN Deportes

In January 2012, it was announced that the station would drop its longtime English-Language Talk format in favor of ESPN Deportes, effective February 1, 2012.[1]


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