Alpha Media Chicago Announces Lineup for Free Country 98.3 and 102.3 

Release Date: May 24, 2024
Contact: Brian Foster
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Chicago, IL — Following the exciting rebranding of WCCQ to Free Country 98.3 and 102.3 and the addition of a second signal at 98.3, Alpha Media Chicago is proud to unveil the star-studded lineup for its new country station. This announcement follows our previous release about the strategic move to enhance our reach and better serve the Chicagoland area. 

The full Free Country lineup begins on Tuesday, May 28th. Leading the charge on the morning drive will be the nationally acclaimed Bobby Bones Show. Bobby shares, “I’m a lifelong Cubs fan. And I’ve watched ‘The Last Dance’ on Netflix three times. I can’t wait to be on in Chicago. And back in Chicago (except for the dead of winter, because people from Chicagoland are way tougher than I am). This is personally very exciting for me!” 

Joining Bobby is Chicago’s own Hannah B, who will take over the mid-day slot. “I am beyond excited to be a part of Chicagoland’s Free Country! My goal ever since I started in radio was to make it to country radio! This is a dream come true! I’m so grateful for this amazing opportunity!” said Hannah B. 

Rounding out the evening, B Dub will host the night show. Bryan “B-Dub” Washington says, “I can’t wait to bring my energy and love for country music to the night show on Free Country. It’s going to be an amazing experience connecting with the listeners in Chicagoland.” 

Chicago radio legend Drew Walker, the recently announced Assistant Content Director and Music Director, added, “With this team in place, Free Country is poised to become a go-to destination for country music fans across Chicagoland. We’re excited to deliver top-notch local and Nashville content plus unforgettable music experiences for FREE to our listeners.” 

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Alpha Media is a diverse, multimedia company that owns or operates over 200 live broadcast radio stations serving 44 markets across the United States. In addition to our over-the-air broadcasts, Alpha audio products can be heard across multiple platforms, including all major smart devices. Strong relationships with our listeners and clients in the communities where we live and work keep Alpha Media true to its local-first heritage.