In its first Chicago ratings maneuver after buying the CBS radio network, Entercom Communications flipped oldies station WJMK to a new classic hip-hop and R&B format. It also announced plans to change the call letters to WBMX. Old-timers will remember WBMX as the “Black Music Experience,” broadcasting from high atop the Oak Park Arms during the 1970s and ’80s.

Extra points if you recall the call letters and format that preceded or followed WBMX.

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Dan was one of the three founders of Wednesday Journal in 1980. He’s still here as its four flags – Wednesday Journal, Austin Weekly News, Forest Park Review and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark – make...

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