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ETHNIC RADIO FOR ALL CHICAGOLAND

W C E V Radio is dedicated to serving Cicero, Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The station’s call letters, in fact, stand for We’re Chicagoland’s Ethnic Voice.” W C E V covers the Chicago metropolitan area and is based in the west suburban town of Cicero, Illinois. The station’s purpose is to provide quality broadcast service to Cicero and the huge and varied ethnic communities of Chicagoland.

W C E V offers programs in various languages directed toward several ethnic groups – Polish, Irish, Spanish and Arabic. Polka, Southern Gospel Music and Islamic programs are also featured. Programs often include popular and traditional music, ethnic language newscasts as well as community news, interviews,and conversation. A few programs are bilingual.

W C E V carries an impressive schedule of news and public affairs programs including ethnic feature reports. Other English language programs on the station feature ethnic music or music by ethnic Americans, talk and interview shows on subjects of special interest to ethnic Americans and the people of Cicero, Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

W C E V is operated by Migala Communications Corporation, a family-owned, family-operated enterprise. The station was founded by respected Polish-American broadcasters Joseph and Slawa Migala. Many of the Joseph Migala family are active in running the station and active in the Polish-American community. Lucyna Migala, who was a producer, reporter, and writer for NBC News for more than 12 years, is WCEV’s program director. Barbara Holtzinger is office manager. George W. Migala, a well known Polish-American broadcaster, is the general manager.

W C E V airs daily from 1pm to 10pm, 1pm to 8:30pm on Saturdays, and from 5am to 10pm on Sundays. The station first signed on in October 1979. Studio facilities are in Chicago, and some programming is done from remote locations within ethnic communities. Operating at 1000 watts, omni-directional, the station shares its 1450kz frequency with WRLL. The transmitters and tower for both stations are located at 3350 South Kedzie in Chicago.

SCHEDULE

THE BEST ETHNIC PROGRAMMING ON CHICAGOLAND RADIO

 GOSPEL

GOSPEL SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE
Host: Marilyn Frizzle – Mondays through Fridays 8:15 to 9:15 pm

 IRISH

GAELIC PARK IRISH HOUR 
Hosts: Mary Riordan and Harry Costelloe – Sundays 7:00 to 8:00 pm

GOOD MORNING IRELAND
Host: Sean Ginnelly – Saturdays 1:05 to 3:00 pm

THE SKINNY AND HOULI SHOW
Hosts: Michael Houlihan and James Sheahan – Saturdays 3:00 to 4:00 pm

PAT AND MIKE SHOW
Hosts: Patrick Sweeney and Michael McKenna –  Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 pm

ISLAMIC (in English)

RADIO ISLAM
SoundVision – Mondays through Sundays 6:00 to 7:00 pm

POLISH

ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS & POLISH APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER
Polish Jesuits of Chicago – Mondays through Fridays 7:00 to 8:00 pm & Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 am

VOICE OF AMERICAN CZESTOCHOWA
Pauline Fathers – Wednesdays 8:00 to 8:15 pm

FATHER JUSTIN ROSARY HOUR
Fr. Kornelian Dende – Sundays from 7:30 to 8:00 am

POLAND IN MUSIC AND SONG
Host: Maria Grzegorzewska – Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 to 8:15 pm

 POLKA

CHET SCHAFER SHOW
Host: Chet Schafer –  Sundays 1:00 to 1:55 pm

 SPANISH

DE UNA A TRES
Host: Javier Salas – Mondays through Fridays 1:00 to 3:00 pm

SABOR LATINO
Host: Freddy Reyes – Mondays through Fridays 3:00 to 4:00 pm

DE PUEBLO EN PUEBLO
Host: Juan Silverio Diaz – Mondays through Fridays 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Y VAMOS A ENTRARLE
Host: Rafael Pinal Arellano – Saturdays 7:00 to 8:00 pm

LA LLAVE DEL EXITO EN TU HOGAR
Host: Edith y Polo Franco – Sundays 9:00 to 10:00 am

CASOS Y COSAS DE COLLINS
Host: María Antonieta Collins – Sundays 10:00 to 11:00 am

RADIO CANCIONES Y RECUERDOS
Host: Javier González – Sundays 11:00 am to noon

LAS LOCURAS DEL MONCHIS
Host: Ramón Arévalos – Sundays noon to 1:00 pm

GENERAL INTEREST (in English)

MOSAIC
Host: Lucyna Migala, and guests – Mondays and Fridays 9:30 to 9:55 pm and Sundays 5:35 to 6:00 pm

SIERRA CLUB
Host: Orli Cortel – Sundays 5:30 to 6:00 am and 5:00 to 5:30 pm

THIS WEEK IN AMERICA
Host: Rick Bratton – Sundays 5:00 to 5:30 am

INFOTRAK
Syndication Network – Sundays 6:00 to 6:30 am

 NEWS

ETHNIC LANGUAGE NEWSCASTS
Featured in many of the listed programs

SENIOR NOTES / SOLUTIONS FOR CARE OF BERWYN CICERO
Mondays and Fridays 9:55 to 10:00 pm and Sundays 1:55 to 2:00 pm (in English)

 RELIGIOUS

ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS & POLISH APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER
Polish Jesuits of Chicago – Mondays through Fridays 7:00 to 8:00 pm and Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 am (Polish)

VOICE OF AMERICAN CZESTOCHOWA
Pauline Fathers – Wednesdays 8:00 to 8:15 pm (Polish)

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
Elder William Price – Sundays 7:00 to 7:30 am (English)

FATHER JUSTIN ROSARY HOUR
Fr. Kornelian Dende – Sundays 7:30 to 8:00 am (Polish)

MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD
Bonneville Communications – Sundays 9:30 to 10:00 pm (English)

SING FOR JOY
Pastor Bruce Benson – Sundays 6:30 to 7:00 am and 9:00 to 9:30 pm (English)

Rev. 08/17

WCEV SERVICES

Broadcast Hours

Monday through Friday 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday – 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday 5:00 am to 10:00 pm 

 

Program Time  To purchase airtime for ethnic or English language programming call the Program Director, Lucyna Migala, at (773) 282-6700 or e-mail her at lmigala@wcev1450.com.

Advertising  To purchase advertising call (773) 282-6700 or contact the station by mail at 5356 West Belmont, Chicago IL 60641-4192 or write to us via e-mail at wcev@wcev1450.com.

Public Service Announcements  WCEV serves the community by airing Public Service Announcements for non-profit and not for profit organizations. Public Service Announcements should be sent in BY MAIL ONLY at least three weeks prior to the event in air-ready text fashion to:

WCEV-Public Service Department
5356 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60641-4192

Interviews / Who We Are  WCEV features a locally produced interview program on topics of interest to Ethnics and all Chicagoland listeners called “Mosaic.” It also airs a feature called “Who We Are” featuring information about Ethnic Americans and all Americans. For further information about these items call or e-mail the Program Director, Lucyna Migala, at (773) 282-6700 or lmigala@wcev1450.com.

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WCEV CONTACTS

Station Address: 5356 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641-4192

Station Office Phone Number: (773) 282-6700

      WCEV Studio and Call-In Number: (773) 777-1450

Management and Office Staff

General Manager: George Migala

Program Director: Lucyna Migala

Business Manager: Barbara Holtzinger

Executive Assistant & Traffic Manager: Elizabeth Zurawiecki