The distribution of channels for the WIDE-FM Interim Table of Allotments was based on a fair distribution process where each incorporated city and town had a opportunity for an allotment.
For the Chicagoland area, most of the WIDE-FM allotments are in the suburbs.
Full service NCE FM stations will use channels in Band 6. WRME-LD (Me-TV FM) would be displaced and converted into a commercial allotment on 87.7.
There are also many LPFM opportunities on Band 6. LPFM opportunities also existing on Band 5 with the potential need to protect WVGK Channel 5 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Allotments with the potential of reaching the City of Chicago include
Suburban area allotments within 40 miles of Chicago
Potential LPFM locations in Band 6
|82.5||Arlington Heights 60004
Irving Park 60618
Glen Ellyn 60137
Oak Lawn 60453
Sauk Village 60411
Gary, IN 46402
South Chicago 60617
|82.9||Logan Square 60647
|83.1||Bedford Park 60638|
|85.1||Villa Park 60181|
|87.1||Rogers Park 60626
Hanover Park 60103
Oak Brook 60521
There are also many opportunities for LPFM in Band 5 (76.5~81.9). Most will require a study showing lack of interference to Channel 5 TV stations.