Under new owners, Chicago radio station’s format goes half-Spanish, half-Catholic talk

Half the day WNTD-AM (950) will be Spanish, and half the day it will be Catholic talk programming.

That’s the plan now that Green Bay, Wis.-based Sovereign City Radio has acquired the station for $15 million from Arthur Liu’s Multicultural Broadcasting. Spanish-language brokered programming will air from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays and full-time on weekends. The Catholic talk format of Relevant Radio will air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. “We believe that by offering both the Spanish-brokered format and Relevant Radio’s Catholic talk programming we are offering the Chicago market the best of both worlds,” said Scott Krusinski, vice president of Sovereign City Radio.