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|City of license||Crete, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Chicago, South Suburbs|
|Slogan||"Chicagoland's FM Gospel Choice"|
|Frequency||102.3 FM(MHz) (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||December 1, 1997 (October 1, 1964 as WTAS)|
|Callsign meaning||W "Y"oung people's "C"hurch of the "A"ir|
|Former callsigns||WTAS (1965-1995) WEMG (1995-1997) WYAA (1997-2000) WVJM (2000-2001) WYBA (2001-2004) WYCA (2004-present)|
|Owner||Crawford Broadcasting Co.
WYCA (102.3 FM) is licensed to Crete, Illinois, south of Chicago, with studios in Hammond, Indiana, and transmitter at Beecher, Illinois, south of Crete. Ownership is Dontron, Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford Broadcasting Co. WYCA is formatted as a religious station, primarily Black Gospel. It is the only Black Gospel FM station in the Chicago market. The most popular program of the broadcast day is the "King's Highway" morning show, featuring Gospel Announcer Darryll King. Ms. King has won numerous awards for her work in Black Gospel Radio. The remaining broadcast day is divided between Black Gospel music and various recorded and live broadcasts by local and national gospel ministers. Some program length commercial broadcasts are also aired.
WYCA began operation as WTAS Radio 42 years assigned to the Crawford station in Hammond on 92.3 MHz, then handed over to the company's 106.3 station in Lansing, thence to the Crete station. WYCA is now the lone religious outlet for Crawford in the Chicago area.
WYCA streams live on the World Wide Web at www.wyca1023.com. All Crawford Broadcasting Co. stations broadcast in High Definition Digital (HD) Radio, and all Crawford FM stations broadcast programming on the HD-2 second digital channel.
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