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ETHNIC RADIO FOR ALL CHICAGOLAND

W C E V Radio is dedicated to serving Cicero and the surrounding suburbs. The station’s call letters, in fact, stand for "We’reChicagoland’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 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, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Montenegrin, Irish, Arabic, and Bosnian. 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, literary features, radio theaters, conversation, and occasionally live action sports.A few programs are bilingual.

W C E V is a member of Associated Press and carries English language newscasts on the hour, most hours, plus an impressive schedule of news and public affairs programs in English, including a series of daily ethnic feature reports. Other English language programs on the station feature ethnic music or music by ethnic Americans, and talk and interview shows on subjects of special interest to ethnic Americans and the people of Cicero and surrounding suburbs.

W C E V is operated by Migala Communications Corporation, a family-owned, family-operated enterprise. The station was founded by respectedPolish-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 station manager.

W C E Vairs daily from 1pm to 10pm, 1pm to 8:30pm on Saturdays, and from 5am to10pm onSundays. 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

ARABIC

*ISLAMIC AND ARAB VOICE OF CHICAGO - Host: Yousif Marei. Saturdays 4:05 to

6:00 p.m. (Also see RADIO ISLAM below under ISLAMIC)

C Z E C H / S L O V A K / M O R A V I A N

*CZECHOSLOVAK SUNDAY RADIO HOUR - Host: Jerry Jirak. Sundays 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

 

G O S P E L

* GOSPEL SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE - Host: Marilyn Frizzle. Mondays through Fridays 1:05

to 1:30 p.m.

 

I R I S H

*GAELIC PARK IRISH HOUR - Hosts: Mary Riordan, Harry Costelloe & Mary Hackett.

Sundays 7:05 to 8:00 p.m.

*GOOD MORNING IRELAND - Host: Sean Ginnelly, Saturdays 1:05 to 3:00 p.m.

* THE SKINNY AND HOULI SHOW - Hosts: Michael Houlihan and James Sheahan.

Saturdays 3:05 to 4:00 p.m and Sundays 8:05 to 9:00 p.m.

 

I S L A M I C ( in English )

*RADIO ISLAM - SoundVision. Mondays through Sundays 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

(Also see ISLAMIC AND ARAB VOICE OF CHICAGO above under ARABIC)

 

M O N T E N E G R I N

*INTER ANTENNA BAR - Host: Suljo Sabovic. Sundays 10:05 a.m to 11:00 a.m.

 

P O L I S H

*ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS & POLISH APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER - Polish Jesuits of Chicago

- Fr. Wieslaw Faron - Mondays through Fridays 7:05 to 8:00 p.m.; and Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

* VOICE FROM AMERICAN CZESTOCHOWA - Pauline Fathers. Wednesdays 8:00 to 8:15 p.m.

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

*POLAND IN MUSIC AND SONG - Host: Maria Grzegorzewska. Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:00 to

8:30 pm.

P O L K A

* CHET SCHAFER SHOW - Host: Chet Schafer. Sundays 1:00 to 1:55 p.m.

* HAPPY HEARTS POLKA SHOW - Host: Joe Walega. Sundays 2:00 to 2:25 p.m.

S P A N I S H

* DE PURO ATARDECER CAMPIRANO - Host: Bertoldo Delgado. Mondays through Fridays 2:30

to 4:00 p.m.

* RADIO PUBLI-MET - Host: Armando Perez y Martinez. Sundays 11:05 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

* RADIO ORO - Host: Marcos Rosales. Mondays through Fridays 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

* LA GOZADERA DEL SABADO - Hosts: Jose Garcia and Jonathan Naranjo. Saturdays 7:00 to 8:30

p.m.

* TARDES ALEGRES - Host: Jose Salas. Mondays through Fridays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

* AL EXICITO CON MANJARRES EN ZU BARRIO.COM - Host: Alex Manjarres and Manual Arcos

Mondays through Fridays 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

G E N E R A L I N T E R E S T (in English)

* MOSAIC - Host: Lucyna Migala, and guest(s). Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 to 8:25 p.m,,

Sundays 2:30 to 2:55 p.m. and 5:35 to 6:00 p.m.

* SIERRA CLUB - Host Orli Cotel. Sundays 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

* THIS WEEK IN AMERICA -Host: Rick Bratton, Sundays 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

* INFOTRAK SYNDICATION NETWORK - Sundays at 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

* KELLY TRUTH SQUAD - Host: William Kelly, Sundays 5:00 to 7:00 a.m.

N E W S

* ETHNIC LANGUAGE NEWSCASTS - Featured in many of the listed programs.

* NEWSCASTS IN ENGLISH - Five minutes on the hour, throughout the day.

* SENIOR NOTES / SOLUTIONS FOR CARE OF BERWYN CICERO - in English – Saturdays

3:00 to 3:05 pm and Sundays 2:25 to 2:30 p.m. & 9:00 to 9:05 p.m.

* TRAFFIC REPORTS - Mondays through Fridays 1:00 p.m, 1:29 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 p.m. and 7:59

p.m .in English.

R E L I G I O U S

* ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS & POLISH APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER - Polish Jesuits of Chicago.

Weekdays 7:05 to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 am. (Polish)

* VOICE FROM AMERICAN CZESTOCHOWA - Pauline Fathers. Wednesdays 8:45 to 9:00 p.m.

(Polish)

* DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FULL GOSPEL CHURCH - Elder William Price. Sundays

7:00 to 7:30 a.m. (English)

* FATHER JUSTIN ROSARY HOUR – Fr. Kornelian Dende - Sundays 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. (Polish)

* MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD – Bonneville Communications - Sundays 3:00 to 3:30 p.m

(English)

* NEW HOME BAPTIST CHURCH - Rev. Mack McCollum. Sundays 9:05 to 10:00 p.m. (English)

* SING FOR JOY – Pastor Bruce Benson. Sundays 3:30 to 4:00 am. (English)

Rev.6/12

 

Contact

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:

Station Manager: George Migala

Program Director: Lucyna Migala

Business Manager: Barbara Holtzinger

Executive Assistant & Traffic Manager: Elizabeth Zurawiecki

 

Services

Program Time:To purchase airtime forethnic or English language programming call or e-mail the Program Director,Lucyna Migala, at (773) 282-6700 or 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 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.