|Broadcast area||Chicago market|
|Branding||Radio Moody Chicago|
|Slogan||"Compartiendo esperanza, siempre contigo" ("Sharing hope, with you always")|
|First air date||July 28, 1926|
|Format||Spanish Christian radio|
|Power||4,200 watts day only|
|Transmitter coordinates||41°55′41″N 88°0′25″W / 41.92806°N 88.00694°WCoordinates: 41°55′41″N 88°0′25″W / 41.92806°N 88.00694°W|
|Callsign meaning||"W Moody Bible Institute"|
Moody Radio |
(The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago)
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.
WMBI is also carried on a translator on 101.5 FM, located in Downtown Chicago.
|City of license||ERP|
|W268AY||101.5 FM||Seward Township, Illinois||250||352 m (1,155 ft)||D||FCC|
- "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.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WMBI
- Radio-Locator Information on WMBI
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WMBI