Radio Broadcasters of Chicagoland

Chicago Radio Drives Real Results for Wintrust

Wintrust Financial Corporations's Founder, President and CEO shares the value of radio advertising simultaneously with millions of Chicagoans

(Chicago, IL)-July, 2017 - More than 40 Chicagoland radio stations simultaneously aired a :60 second interview with Ed Wehmer, Founder, President and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation discussing how radio is the most effective medium for advertisers on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm.

The original release:

"The Radio Broadcasters of Chicagoland (RBC) are proud to unite as a group to highlight Wintrust and their investment in Radio," said Matt Scarano, Chairman of the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Radio Broadcasters of Chicagoland Committee. "Wintrust is a valued partner to our industry and a testament to the results that radio delivers for an advertiser."

"Wintrust is the second largest bank holding company headquartered in Chicago and it's very important for us to connect with the local community." said Wehmer. "Radio ties it all together for Wintrust, and is the most important asset on the media side to achieve brand awareness."  The interview will air on a diverse group of radio stations, involving all formats, including music, news, sports, and Spanish language.

"Who better to speak of the power of local radio than radio itself," suggests Dennis Lyle, president and CEO of the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA). "Local broadcast radio is undeniably one of the most powerful and effective advertising vehicles available to advertisers. IBA applauds our Chicago members for their cooperative effort in proving that effectiveness and telling that story vial this unique roadblock initiative."

Chicago Radio Drives Real Results, an ongoing initiative to demonstrate the power of radio, was first introduced in 2016 with a 30-minute live conversation broadcast across 47 radio stations with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a Chicago Radio Town Hall Meeting. The conversation was heard by one-third of Chicago's population, according to Nielsen..


About the Chicagoland Radio Broadcasters:  broadcasters from stations throughout Chicagoland form the RBC branch of the IBA for the purpose of creating a favorable media atmosphere to both sellers and clients. Members are selected by the IBA to represent their stations.


2017 Station Members and Committee

iHeart Media, Chicago,

Matt Scarano, RBC Chairman and Jerry Schnacke

WEBG  95.5 FM  Country

WGCI  107.5 FM, Urban Contemporary

WGRB  1390 AM  Urban Gospel

WLIT  93.9 FM  Hot AC

WKSC 103.5 FM  CHR

WVAZ 102.7 FM  Urban AC

Cumulus, Chicago

Peter Bowen

WLS  890 AM  Talk

WLS 94.7 FM  Classic Hits

WKQX  101.1 FM  Rock

CBS Radio

Tim Pohlman

WBBM-AM  780 AM News

WBBM-FM 96.3 FM News

WCFS  105.9 FM  News

WJMK  104.3 FM  Classic Hits

WSCR  670 AM Sports

WUSN  99.5 FM  Country

WXRT  93.1 FM Adult Alt

Chicago Public Media

WBEZ  91.5 FM  News Talk


James Pastor

WMVP  1000 AM  Sports

Hubbard Radio, Chicago 

Jeff England and Drew Horowitz

WDRV  97.1 FM Classic Rock

WSHE 100.3 FM Adult Contemp

WTMX  101.9 FM Hot AC

WWDV 96.9 Classic Rock

Midway Broadcasting

Melody Spann-Cooper

WRLL  1450 AM  Spanish

WVON 1690 AM Talk

Newsweb Radio Company

Mark Pinski 

WAIT 850 AM  Ethnic

WCPQ  99.9 FM Ethnic

WCPY 92.7 FM Ethnic

WCPT 820 AM  Progressive Talk

WCPT FM  92.5  Progessive Talk

WNDZ 750 AM Ethnic

WSBC 1240 AM Ethnic

Salem Media Group

Jeff Reisman

WIND 560 AM News Talk

WYLL 1160 AM Christian Talk & Teach

Tribune Media Company

Jeff Hill and Todd Manley

WGN  720 AM  News Talk


Doug Levy

WOJO 105.1 Regional Mexican

WPPN 106.7 FM Spanish Hits

WRTO 1200 AM Spanish Sports Radio

WVIV 103.1 FM Spanish Pop

WVIX 93.5 FM Spanish Pop

Spanish Broadcasting System

Joe Mackay

WLEY 107.9 FM Regional Mexican

Weigel Broadcasting

Steve Farber and Rick O'Dell

MeTv  87.7 FM Music


Suburban Stations and Members


Matrix Media, Crystal Lake

Kathleen Cahill

WFXF  103.9 FM Classic Rock

WZSR  105.5 FM  Hot AC

Alpha Media, Waukegan

Karl Wertzler

WKRS  1220 AM Spanish Sports

WXLC  102.3 FM Hot AC

Alpha Media, Aurora/Joliet

 Brian Foster

WCCQ  98.3 FM  Country

WJOL  1340 AM News Talk (Joliet)

WRXQ  100.7 FM  Active Rock

WSSR  96.7 FM  Adult Contemp

WERV  95.9 FM Classic Hits (Aurora)

Other Members

Dennis Lyle, IBA

Marv Dyson, Urban Radio

John Nolan, Nielsen








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