Radio Stations

Station Spotlight: WCMY

Brownfield is proud to partner with WCMY 1430 AM/93.5 FM in Ottawa, Illinois. Visit the News/Talk/Sports station’s website and their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

A few things you might like to know about WCMY:

How long has your station been on the air?   

69 years

How long have you been a Brownfield affiliate? 

 20 years (guessing)

What Brownfield programs do you air?

 Midday Ag News, Commodity Recap, Healthy Living, Managing For Profit, Illinois Ag News, Closing Markets, Midday Livestock Report and more!

Tell us about the services your station provides.  

Intensely local weekday mornings; award-winning local news department; Ottawa Township and Marquette Academy Sports: football, boys & girls basketball, softball, baseball, even an occasional volleyball or soccer match. Longtime CBS Radio Network affiliate.

Tell us about your community involvement.

Freezin’ For A Reezin’ day-long food drive first Friday in December for the local food basket, 4 days of coverage at the FFA & 4H Fair in July, staff members are active in community service clubs & non-profit boards.

Tell us about any involvement you have, or coverage you provide, to any agriculture related groups.

Every growing season for the last 11 years we’ve had a program called “Adopt-An-Acre” in conjunction with Farm Bureau. Morning personality on the station is paired with farmer Bob Beutke (who created the event). An acre of corn and an acre of beans is grown with profits for the local food basket. The radio personality helps plant, drives the combine at harvest. Weekly interview follows the budget, the work being done, tracking expenses and runs from April into October or November. Day-long broadcasts over the four days of the FFA/4-H Fair & Show every July. Lots of kids interviews, ag leaders.  Full hour of ag every morning 5:30-6:30, Weekday Noon Hour, and Saturday morning 6:00-7:00. Special programming and interviews with students and ag leaders during FFA Week, National Agriculture Week.

Anything else you would like to tell us?

WCMY is one of only a few stations providing extended agricultural programming on radio in the north-central region of Illinois, especially since WGN has backed off on its historical ag programming.

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