Station: WBGZ, Radio for the River Bend
Frequency: 1570AM
Ownership: Metroplex Communication, Inc.
Format: News/Talk
Audience Demo: Adults 45-54: 27%
Adults 55-64: 23%
Adults 65+: 20%
Adults 35-44: 18%
Average Household Income: $78,278

WBGZ 1570 AM is the community's choice for local news, sports, weather and event information. WBGZ airs more that 25 local newscasts every weekday and nearly half that many on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, local news is available 24/7 on WBGZ's online newspaper, More than 150 high school

WBGZ 1570 AM is the only radio station devoted specifically to the happenings in the Alton River Bend area. Advertisers reach potential customers who are local residents invested in the events of the community. WBGZ's advertising professionals are ready and able to help you cultivate WBGZ's loyal audience.

WBGZ 1570 AM has been serving the people of the Alton River Bend region since 1948. Originally known as WOKZ, the station's call letters were changed to WBGZ in 1984. WBGZ is locally owned and operated, with the principal stockholder, Sam Stemm, serving as the station's President and General Manager since 1990.

WBGZ 1570 AM is staffed with local radio professionals who live and work right here in the River Bend. WBGZ's staff is invested in the community and active in local civic organizations. Current WBGZ staff members carry on the tradition established by local radio icons such as Allen Riehl, Ed Palen, Clyde Wiseman, Marshall Pope, Helen Hamer Walters, Layne Vernardos, DeWayne Staats, and Jim Scanlan.

WBGZ 1570 AM is local radio at its finest and the envy of many communities not fortunate enough to be served by local radio. Local ownership, local staff, loyal listeners, and a tradition of strong local advertising support make WBGZ a jewel that delivers substantial return on investment for advertisers. Let our advertising specialists show you how.

To learn how advertising on WBGZ can help grow your business call 465-3535.


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