City of license Deerfield, Illinois
Slogan "Chicago's In Language Radio"
Frequency 1430 AM (kHz)
First air date 1963
Format Multicultural Ethnic
Power 1,600 watts day
750 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 72957
Transmitter coordinates
Former callsigns WEEF, WVVX, WQVQ
Owner Polnet Communications, Ltd.
Website WEEF's website

WEEF 1430 AM is a radio station licensed to Deerfield, Illinois. The station broadcasts a Multicultural Ethnic format and is owned by Polnet Communications, Ltd.[1]


WEEF began broadcasting in 1963[2] and originally aired a Middle of the road format.[3][4] Until the mid 1970s, the station was simulcast on 103.1 WEEF-FM (later WVVX-FM).[3] In July 1972, the station's adopted a Progressive rock format.[3] In 1973, the station's callsign was changed to WVVX. Eventually brokered ethnic programming began to replace the progressive rock programming, and by the late 1970s it aired a full-time multicultural ethnic format.[5] Along the way the station's callsign had been changed to WQVQ, before it was changed back to WEEF on February 12, 1979.[6]


  1. ^ KTMC fcc.gov. Accessed January 1, 2014
  2. ^ Music As Written - Chicago (p. 26) Billboard. August 24, 1963. Accessed January 1, 2014
  3. ^ a b c Vet Windy City MOR Station to Progressive Duston, Anne. (p. 16, 35) Billboard. July 29, 1972. Accessed January 1, 2014
  4. ^ Billboard. "Stations By Format". October 16, 1965. (p. 62)
  5. ^ Stations, everywhere: a listeners' guide to the AM and FM bands Chicago Tribune Magazine. March 4, 1979. Accessed December 29, 2013
  6. ^ Call Sign History fcc.gov. Accessed January 1, 2014

External links

  • WEEF's website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WEEF
  • Radio-Locator Information on WEEF
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WEEF