|City||Vernon Hills, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Chicago, Illinois|
|Branding||Polskie Radio Chicago|
|First air date||1988|
10,000 watts day|
3,200 watts critical hours
120 watts night
|Transmitter coordinates||42°15′10″N 88°23′45″W / 42.25278°N 88.39583°W|
|Former callsigns||WLMV (1985-1988)|
|Owner||Polnet Communications, Ltd.|
It broadcasts a World Ethnic format featuring Polish language programming 24 hours a day. WNVR's studios are located at 3656 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. Its transmitter site is off Route 176 west of Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The station was assigned the WNVR call letters by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 15, 1988. In the late 1980s and early 1990s the station aired a Business news format, before switching to a world ethnic format in the early 1990s.
On April 30, 2014 WNVR was granted an FCC construction permit to increase day power to 27,000 watts, critical hours power to 8,000 watts, and night power to 210 watts. The current top loaded towers will be replaced by new more efficient towers.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- Chicago Area Radio Stations Chicago Tribune. March 24, 1989. Accessed January 4, 2014
- WNVR AM 1030 Radio Chicago. Fall 1989. (p. 28) Accessed December 29, 2013.
- WNVR AM 1030 Radio Chicago. (p. 46) Spring 1991. Accessed January 4, 2014
- Station Formats Chicago Airwaves. (p. 13) August 1993. Accessed January 4, 2014
- "FCC Construction Permit". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WNVR
- Radio-Locator Information on WNVR
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WNVR