Radio Station Information

WLS 890 AM

WLS 890 AM

Chicago's Talk Leader

City of License:
Chicago, IL


Chicago, IL

Live Stream:

Cumulus Media (Radio License Holdings LLC)

WLS is an AM radio station broadcasting at 890 KHz. The station is licensed to Chicago, IL and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts News/Talk programming and goes by the name "WLS 890 AM" on the air with the slogan "Chicago's Talk Leader". WLS is owned by Cumulus Media.

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Co-Owned Radio Stations in Chicago, IL

Q101, 94.7 WLS

Listener Comments and Reviews

I am a long time listener of WLS radio and enjoy the week-day format. I usually listen starting with Don & Roma and ending late at night. I really enjoy your week-day line-up. Although, I am very dissapointed in your week-end format. The only ones who are worth listening to are Jake Hardford and Larry Cudlow. My friends and I agree that the most irritating part of your Saturday format is those people from a realestate/mortgage group. They push for the hard sell for mortgage money. I wish you would have more talk related shows on the week-end. I especially enjoy Don & Roma during the week. It is thought provoking and gives me something to talk about during the day. Don does a very good job of investigating all media sources before he comments.
By: Vivian Degidio on June 25, 2011

What happened to Coast to Coast? I miss it! Please bring it back. How did you lose the number one night time radio show? I listen to the morning political shows but I do not want to listen to politics in the middle of the night.
By: Andrea on April 12, 2012

I pray that the Wades return. I just can't stand Bruce Wolf. He seems to be more interested in attempting to be funny than listening to what guests and calls are saying. The "shot" he gave to the 16 yr old girl "probably having had sex" was uncalled for. I find myself either turning off the radio and changin to 620 out of Milwaukee.
By: Anonymous on October 18, 2012

What happened to the Bill Cunningham show on Sunday evenings?
By: Ava on January 21, 2013

What happened to the Ponci Bros. show on Sun. afternoons? The shows that have been on causes me to turn off your station.
By: Karen on March 17, 2013

Ca you please bring back Don and Roma?or get somebody else to fill their spot until Don gets better I don't like the current hosts I hope Don and Roma comeback soon best wishes for them
By: Huber Cardenas on March 31, 2013

I am very disappointed in your current line-up. The paid info-mercials on Sat. & Sun.turn me off. Cudlow down to 1 hour?? Roe & Roeper are a couple of Giggling Fools, anymore. Inside jokes and very poor listening. So ,I don't. Almost goodbye. I listen to Dan & Bruce and Kass. Wake up or go away, like Wendy did. Chuck
By: Chuck Ellison on October 8, 2013

Is Red Eve Radio Comes On 1 am
By: Dalton Roberts on April 19, 2014

Bring Back Fred Winston, and Catherine Johns !
By: Robert Fedanzo on October 8, 2014

I'm so glad you got rid of Roe and Roeper. Roeper tried to be just like Roe and it got to be very Annoying listening to them. Roe used to be good years ago when he did serious interviews. Plus he screwed Garry Meier, so see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya. Christina is wonderful, real and a joy to listen to. Next WLS needs to get rid of John Kass and Lauren Cohn. Sorry guys but John shows just how uneducated he really is and can't speak very well. It's strange because the column he writes is usually spot on. Lauren Cohn sounds as Phony as a 3 dollar bill (barf). Bruce and Dan are a good mix and they have the best show in Chicago radio.Tell Kelly Walker we know her name and she doesn't have to tell us every 5 minutes. Too many commercials during Bruce and Dan show!
By: GMS on October 10, 2014

Bruce and Dan are a great combination, I listen to them every morning. The John Kass and Lauren show sadly is unbearable. Kass writes a good column for the Trib., but does not have a "Radio" personality. This show needs a serious makeover, or it should be replaced.
By: Eduardo on October 16, 2014

I listened to your station WLS-am faithfully. It hurt when we lost Don & Roma. I LOVEDed Roe Conn, if you think this guy that took his 2-6 spot would give you ratings. Think again, he is borning. What were you guys thinking???? Get Roe back!!!!!!
By: Nelda Cadena on November 4, 2014

I enjoy listening to Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft. Their professionalism was shown this morning in a "conversation" with Kelli Walker ( WLS Traffic Reporter). Ms. Walker's unprofessional outburst certainly is not what I thought WLS would condone.
By: Karen on November 18, 2014

I don't expect that anyone at WLS cares, but I have listened to AM890 since June 1990. I listened almost exclusively after Catherine Johns and Jay Marvin were removed. The deaths of Don Wade and Jake Hartford left big holes in your lineup, but it wasn't your fault people die. Then Sean Hannity changed groups, probably not your fault, but I could still enjoy Jon Kass, Rush and Roe. I can stream Rush, and listen to Roe elsewhere. By the way, I had listened to WLS in the '60's and '70's but quit because I could not tolerate Steve Dahl. Some things don't change.
By: ARL on March 5, 2015

The return of Steve Dahl and Jonathan Bradmeyer are a real disappointment. They may have been funny when I was a sophomore but they seem to be stuck in that rut of sophomoric humor. It's boring dated and does little to address the serious and historic issues this nation faces daily. Chuckling about movies and trends and little inside jokes is just a waist of good air time. I don't know who makes these decisions for WLS but please stop. I no longer bother to push the button for WLS.
By: Mike on March 30, 2015

Steve Dahl is boring. He never was funny especially after his inane actions that caused White Sox park to be torn up. As soon as Rush is of the air, I turn to another station. he shoiuld grow up and realize he's not a little kid anymore.
By: Bob on April 1, 2017

Please return the "Bill Cunningham" Sunday night show back onto your scheduling!!
By: Barry Rietz on January 14, 2018

Why have you dropped the Mark Levin Radio Show on WLS (890) from 7 - 10PM?
By: Geri Tipman on December 7, 2019

To whom it may concern: Is WLS 890 in Chicago, County of Cook, still airing the President's " Daily News Conferences "? It's been a couple of days since one has aired at 1100 hrs. Just want to know what is going on with malarial outbreak. Thanks.
By: Robert Beck on March 27, 2020

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