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Midway Broadcasting Corporation is a best-in-class African-American owned media boutique whose properties include radio and interactive platforms. The 35 year-old broadcast company was founded by two legendary radio personalities, Wesley South and Pervis Spann, who began their careers at the station that they later acquired.

MBC’s properties include WVON 1690AM, Chicago’s urban heritage station. With its urban talk format, the station is lauded as a leading source of information and community empowerment. In 2007, following a joint venture with Clear Channel Communications, MBC expanded its properties to include WRLL 1450AM, Chicago’s Home for Hispanic Independent Broadcasters. WRLL is committed to preserving the authentic voice and culture of Chicago’s growing Latino target market.

The two properties combine to provide niche programming to America’s thriving emerging markets and provides a unique opportunity to engage Chicago’s largest populations through our trusted and well-respected broadcast and interactive platforms.



Pervis Spann
President Emeritus

Melody Spann Cooper
Chairman Midway Broadcasting Corporation, President WVON
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Bridget Goinsimage_WRLL_final
VP of Operations, Midway Broadcasting Corporation

Todd Ronczkowski

Program Director, WVON 1690 AM- The Talk of Chicago
Operations Manager, WRLL 1450AM – Radio Formula

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