Tuesday, April 26, 2011
WVON (W Voice Of the Negro) is an African-American-targeted Talk station from Chicago, Illinois. In 1963, Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records fame bought what was then WHFC and turned it into a successful R&B station as WVON. Berry Gordy, the head of Motown Records, made sure that every song he produced was sent to WVON before any other station. After an ownership change in 1969, a frequency change from 1450 AM to 1390 AM took place which provided better coverage throughout the Chicago area. WVON flipped from music to talk in 1986 and now appears at 1690 AM licensed to Berwyn, IL.