City Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago market
Branding Radio Moody Chicago
Slogan "Compartiendo esperanza, siempre contigo" ("Sharing hope, with you always")
Frequency 1110 kHz
Repeater(s) 101.5 W268AY
First air date July 28, 1926
Format Spanish Christian radio
Power 4,200 watts day only
Class D
Facility ID 65972
Transmitter coordinates 41°55′41″N 88°0′25″W / 41.92806°N 88.00694°W / 41.92806; -88.00694Coordinates: 41°55′41″N 88°0′25″W / 41.92806°N 88.00694°W / 41.92806; -88.00694
Callsign meaning "W Moody Bible Institute"
Owner Moody Radio
(The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago)
Sister stations WMBI-FM
Website www.radiomoody.org

WMBI is a Class D AM radio station broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 1110 kHz in Chicago, Illinois. It is owned and operated by Moody Radio, and it broadcasts from the campus of Moody Bible Institute in Downtown Chicago, and Transmitter facilities and tower located in Addison, Illinois.

The station generally broadcasts teaching programs from Moody Radio and other sources. The station broadcasts during daytime hours only, to protect clear channel stations KFAB in Omaha, Nebraska and WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hours of operation are determined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); daytime broadcasting varies monthly with the changes in sunrise and sunset.

WMBI switched from a primarily English-language Christian format to a Spanish-language Christian format on February 6, 2012, making it the first full-time format of its kind on analog radio in Chicago.[1]


WMBI is also carried on a translator on 101.5 FM, located in Downtown Chicago.

Call signFrequency
City of licenseERP
m (ft)
ClassFCC info
W268AY101.5 FMSeward Township, Illinois250352 m (1,155 ft)DFCC


  1. "Radio Moody Chicago Launches Feb. 6: WMBI-AM 1110 is the Only Spanish-Speaking Christian Radio Station in Chicago." ChristianNewsWire, http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/2258-wmbi-am-flips-to-spanish-language-christian-format, 06 February 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.

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