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About WCRX


WCRX is the student-run radio station of Columbia College Chicago’s Radio Department dedicated to embodying professional, ethical and legal standards while promoting a learning and leadership experience for students.  WCRX provides broadcasting services to the Columbia College campus and surrounding communities in Cook County.

The WCRX format is Top 40, offering specialized programming, which includes sports, news/talk, rock, alternative, R&B, hip-hop, world, and Reggae. We are committed to our community by airing programming that is responsive to the interest and needs of our listeners.  We carry a variety of public affairs programming, including the award-winning Edicion Seminaria from the Public Latino radio network Radio Bilingue and the locally produced program, “The Process.”  Our public service initiatives like the WCRX Jobline and our annual “Holly Jolly Trolley” broadcast and food drive for charity has resulted in numerous station awards.

As an Associated Press affiliate, WCRX offers news and sports throughout the broadcast day.

WCRX operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, covering the very diverse neighborhoods in Chicago including (but not limited to) Loop, South Loop, ChinaTown, Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods to the south, West to Oak Park and North to Lincoln Park. A more accurate listening area can be described as Lake Michigan to the east, 51st street to the south, Kostner to the west and Irving Park to the north, these can all be affected positively and negatively by weather conditions. Please feel free to look at our listening area map below courtesy of radio-locator.com You can also stream WCRX worldwide at www.wcrxfm.com and on your mobile device with the tunein app search WCRX. 

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