LISTEN TO THE BEAT CHICAGO

    Listen to the Live Stream around the clock featuring dusties, classic hits, throwbacks and old school.

    THROWBACKS AND OLD SCHOOL
    Our regular programming features the best variety of classic hits, throwbacks and old school. A wider variety of music without all the played out songs you hear over and over and over and over and over again on Chicago radio.

    For work or play, we’re the station that keeps you movin’ with an upbeat mix of great songs from artists like Madonna, Expose’, James Brown, INXS, Mariah Carey, Earth, Wind & Fire, TLC, Real McCoy, Michael Jackson, TKA, Depeche Mode, C+C Music Factory, Kool & The Gang, La Bouche, Cynthia and more. Nobody does it like this!

    SPECIAL FEATURE PROGRAMMING

    5 O’CLOCK EXPRESS
    A hot mix of non-stop music for your commute home Monday – Friday at 6PM ET | 5PM ET | 3PM PT

    GREAT GOLDEN GROOVES
    The overnight flight here on The Beat takes you back with the best dusties you’re going to ever hear. Monday thru Friday from 10PM – 5AM CT we take you back to the classic R&B, soul and funk from back in the day. Real music from real artists ranging from Smokey Robinson to Steely Dan. Gladys Knight & The Pips to Anita Baker, Luther Vandross to Stevie Wonder and everything in between

    TAKIN’ YA BACK WITH KURT DAVID
    Every Saturday morning, Kurt David takes you back to the 80’s with a different themed one hour show each weekend at 7AM ET | 6AM CT | 4AM PT.

    80’s BRUNCH
    Every Saturday and Sunday morning we serve up a great variety of classic 80’s hits from all genres that had memorable music videos. It’s the good, the bad and the ugly of the decade with one-hit wonders and more. The music brunch is served from 10AM – 2PM

    THE FRIDAY NIGHT JAMS
    Guest DJS from around the world featuring old school and classic freestyle, house music and more starting at 10PM CT. To learn how you can submit a mix for consideration click HERE.

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AIN’T NO JIVE CHICAGO DANCE PARTY
    Everything else is just an imposter. This is our flagship mix show starting at 10PM every Saturday night featuring our resident DJS including U.S. Dance Music Hall of Fame DJ Mickey Mixin’ Oliver, an original member of the legendary Hot Mix 5.

    If you miss any of the mixes from our mix shows during the week or on the weekends, we have them archived for you ON DEMAND HERE and in our app, download the WBMX app for free in Google Play or the Apple Store.

    ENERGY RADIO CLASSICS
    On Sunday nights at 7PM we take you back to the classic dance hits of the late 90’s to mid 2K’s. Classic euro dance, early trance, dream house and more as heard on the legendary Energy Radio stations back in the day in Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and San Diego. The classics of that sound and all those great songs live on here every Sunday night from 7PM CT to 10PM.

    LISTEN TO US LIVE ON THE RADIO AT 102.3 FM | 1530 AM WCKG
    ALL TIMES CENTRAL

    FRIDAY
    Throwbacks and old school – 7PM – 10PM
    Friday Night Jams Mix Show – 10PM – 4AM

    SATURDAY
    Throwbacks and old school – 4AM – 6AM
    Takin’ Ya Back with Kurt David – 6AM
    Throwbacks and old school – 7PM – 10PM
    Saturday Night Live Ain’t No Jive Chicago Dance Party – 10PM – 3AM
    Throwbacks and old school – 3AM – 7AM

    SUNDAY
    Energy Radio Classics – Tribute to Energy Radio Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix, San Franciso and San Diego. Classic 90’s Euro and Dance Classics from 7PM – 10PM then back to throwbacks and old school from 10PM – 7AM

    You can listen live on 102.3 FM which covers the Downers Grove, Cicero, Berwyn, Countryside, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Westchester, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Northlake, the near west side of Chicago and other surrounding areas. The AM covers more territory.

    There are other 102.3 FM’s so don’t get confused or frustrated if you hear them or static, just use the apps or listen online in crystal clear stereo below anytime even when we’re not on the air.