Radio Station Information
City of License:
Olivet Nazarene University
WUON is an FM non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 89.3 MHz. The station is licensed to Morris, IL.
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Listener Comments and Reviews
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
From The Professional Towing and
Recovery Operators of Illinois:
ONLY TOW WITH SOMEONE YOU KNOW
Recently there has been an uptick in the frequency of reports to our office regarding exorbitant towing fees, particularly in the Chicago area. This situation generally occurs when a traffic accident occurs and a tow operator hears about it on their scanner. This tow truck then proceeds to the crash site. They will solicit the tow from the vehicle owner or operator. These scammers are known as “wreckchasers”. Unless you know the tower, DO NOT AUTHORIZE THIS TOW. The people that solicit the tow in this manner are many times out to charge you or your insurance up to $3000.00 (that the insurance company may not pay) and even more. If you are involved in a crash and your vehicle needs to be towed, call a towing company you or your friends or family have used before or use the OFFICIAL police tow. You need to ask the officer who the official police tow for their municipality is and not just let them point you to a truck that may be parked nearby. It is unlawful for these wreckchasers to solicit. It is also unlawful for them to misrepresent themselves as a city employee, insurance agent/employee or anything but what they are, a tow operator. DO NOT SIGN ANY AUTHORIZATION THEY MAY PRESENT YOU. IF YOU FEEL YOU MUST ALLOW THEM TO TOW YOUR VEHICLE. MAKE SURE THAT THEY FILL OUT EVERY PRICE BOX FULLY, ALONG WITH A TOTAL PRICE. ALSO MAKE SURE THEY FILL OUT A DESTINATION ON THE INVOICE, as many times they will take the vehicle where they want. Many times, the police will call their own towing company to clear the road more quickly and more efficiently. This is all done for the sake of safety. If a towing company is
called by the police, you must let their company take your vehicle, even if your tow company is on the way.
Another scam that is out there is not related to wreckchasers. This situation happens when you call a company for a tow or jump-start. The company may quote you $65.00 or so, and then present you with a bill for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more. You have already given these rogue towers a credit card number as a payment guarantee, but then they charge for miles or time or extra charges wherever they can. One way to avoid this scam is to demand a text or email showing an itemized invoice stating the total price PRIOR to the tow. The best way to avoid both of these towing scams is to use a towing company that you have used in the past. We are not saying that towing should be free or cheap as a tow truck today costs upwards of $100,000.00. The insurance fuel and help is not cheap either, but by calling a company you have dealt with, you know what to expect.
The Professional Towing and Recovery Operators of Illinois (PTROI) is a non-profit organization formed to foster honesty and integrity in our industry. Membership is vetted so as not to allow these criminals in our association. We have tried many years to rid ourselves of these companies and are now asking for your help. If you would like more information or to find a member company near you call us at 800-286-0519. Remember…….. ONLY TOW WITH SOMEONE YOU KNOW!
By: Ed Forsythe on November 18, 2019
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