Chicago’s Very Own: WVON

Chicago’s first all-African-American radio station WVON 1690AM is celebrating 50 years of being on the air.

Micah Materre has the story.

WVON: It’s one of Chicago’s Very Own.

For more information about WVON, go to

You can also follow WVON on Facebook and Twitter.

Suggest a correction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


  • Robert Goins

    WVON got my started in my 40 year career in radio! Visiting Chicago in the summer of 1966, not knowing what a Soul station was being from Lynchburg, Va, I wanted to start one there! I did….Read the story at:, and click on WKKD in the page black & white section.

  • Lynnette Crane

    I really appreciate that my Daddy " Bill" Butterball Crane and others are finally getting their due respect for their amazing accomplishments with WVON. Personally I can remember very fondly daddy taking us kids to work with him and showing us "what daddy" do for a living and loving it.

    Daddy your looking good as always and I love you with every fiber of me and all I pray for daily is that I can be half the woman of the man you are. Thank you WVON and WGN for sharing one of Chicago's Very Own.


    Lynnette Leigh Crane


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,730 other followers