WRMN-AM 1410 has a proud history of providing new and informational programming to Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs for over 70 years.
We are (with the exception of our sister station, WBIG in Aurora) the only news/talk format outside of the Chicago Loop. The winner of a multitude of awards from United Press International, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and other prestigious organizations, WRMN-AM 1410 provides itself on being the “Conscience of the Community.”
Please browse through our program schedule:
THE WRMN AM 1410/96.7 FM WEEKDAY/WEEKEND PROGRAMMING INFORMATION:
The Weekday Lineup:
6-10 am--Morning Wake Up Call ("The First Shift)"
Let Marky B. (Mark Bialek) guide you through your early morning hours with the latest news, traffic, weather, and sports from right here in Elgin and the Fox River Valley. The Morning Wake Up Call is an informative yet lighthearted program that includes Radio Shopping Show phone calls and plenty of listener interaction. In fact, the 7 o'clock hour, which is also available on Facebook Live at WRMN 1410 Radio on Facebook, is largely devoted to our "First Shift Staff", with conversation between Mark and his listeners via the Facebook chat room, text messages, and phone calls.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, former South Elgin Police Chief Larry Jones joins Mark for news and nonsense, and they are joined by Sarge during It's Your Turn on Mondays and by Jakes (Chris Jacobsen) for a younger perspective during the 8 am hour on Fridays. The Morning Wake Up Call also features Steve Thoren and Steve Ainsworth with Community Spotlight (Fridays, 9:30 am), Fridays with the Fuzz with Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley (Fridays, 10:30 am), and various other monthly segments, including the sponsored Medicare Made ABCDEasy with Danny Gilley, Juliann & Erik Dybvik, Kaptain's Corner (with Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain, 1st Thursday of month 9:15 am), Elgin Time (with Steve Thoren, 2nd Tuesday, 9:15 am), The Voice of the Village (South Elgin update, 2nd Thursday, 9:15 am), Cherie's Senior Showcase (with Cherie Aschenbrenner, 3rd Tuesday, 9:15 am), and Chamber Chat (with Carol Gieske, 4th Tuesday, 9:15 am).
10 am-1 pm--The Radio Shopping Show
You have discovered a unique and fun way to save 40%, 50%, 60% or even more on travel destinations, family or fine dining, entertainment, fast food, weekend getaways, auto services, recreation, beauty and spa services plus thousands of other items for which others pay full retail price. Let Matt take you through your mid-morning Radio Shopping Show from Monday through Thursday, and go One on One with Leah every Friday morning. The final 30 minutes features Tradio as well, where listeners are encourage to call in to buy, sell, and promote items they have for sale and events they'd like to advertise, like garage sales.
1-4 pm--The Brian Kilmeade Show
Brian (from Fox and Friends) takes you through the afternoon with the knowledge, humor and wit America loves in a fair, funny and informative way. With interviews second to none, Brian talks to the biggest names in politics, news, sports and entertainment.
4-6 pm--The Prime Time Radio Shopping Show
Live large for less every afternoon by listening to WRMN's "Primetime Radio Shopping Show Personalities," including Tami (Monday), Leah Unser (Tuesday), and "Uncle" Gary McNeil (Wednesday), Stan 'The Alohaman' (Thursday).
6-9 pm--The Jesse Kelly Show
Now more than ever, America needs a bold voice to help inform and guide them through the ever-evolving news cycle. As host of The Jesse Kelly Show, Kelly will keep listeners on the pulse of America’s hot topics and issues. From news and politics, to business and social issues, the U.S. Marine combat veteran will share his unique and entertaining perspective, unfiltered opinions and trademark humor as he discusses the latest headlines and welcomes a variety of guests and experts.
9 pm-Midnight--Ground Zero (with Clyde Lewis)
Each night on the program, Lewis discusses all matters of the paranormal, UFOs and conspiracies, and shares his passionate and knowledgeable approach to news, current events and politics. His unique, non-conventional, and often theatrical, take on late-night talk radio has made him a consistent ratings winner.
12-5 am--Coast to Coast (with George Noory)
Each night on Coast to , Coast AM, listeners are captivated with discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories, UFOs, life after death, and all things curious and unexplained. The most-listened-to overnight talk radio program in North America, Coast to Coast AM is late-night talk radio with daytime ratings.
6-8 am--Good Day Health
This is appointment radio featuring up-to-the-minute medical and wellness news. In addition to tons of calls from listeners across the country, Doug and Dr. Ken present the latest medical news and information in a fun and friendly format.Dr. Ken Kronhaus is a trained medical scientist and researcher, and is regarded as one of the preeminent cardiologists in the country.
8 am to 12 pm--The Radio Shopping Show
Don't you love the feeling you get right after you get home from grocery shopping and the refrigerator is full of food and drinks? That's the feeling you get when you listen to the Radio Shopping Show on re-stock Saturday. On Saturday morning, the WRMN "refrigerator" is full, and our loaded inventory of restaurants, hotel stays, and services is prime for the picking!
12-1 pm--Beer Guys Radio
The Beer Guys cover the exploding craft beer scene like nobody else. Each week, the Beer Guys interview professional brewers, restauranteurs, home brewers, politicians, and other industry experts about craft beer. Tim Dennis and Brain Hewitt love beer, whiskey and cigars, and Hewitt's insight on the cigar world can be found at StogieReview.com.
1-4 pm--Leo Laporte (The Tech Guy)
Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy, entertains audiences nationwide as host of a technology talk radio show every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. From computers, the internet, iPods, and cell phones to digital cameras, gaming systems and home theaters...Leo Laporte provides entertaining tech talk that appeals to the inner geek in all of us!
4-7 pm--The Weekend (with Joe Pags)
Welcome to The Weekend, a lighter talk show with your Saturdays in mind. Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Joe Pags, the program features a refreshing approach to American stories of all kinds, including family, social issues, pop culture, politics and playful debate.
7-8 pm--Branson Country USA
8 pm to 12 am--Coast to Coast (with Art Bell, Somewhere in Time)
Somewhere in Time features the late Art Bell, the creator of Coast to Coast AM who retired in 2007 from regular appearances on the program he built and made famous. Somewhere In Time represents the best in classic Art Bell shows.
12 am to 5 am--Coast to Coast AM (with George Noory)
Each night on Coast to Coast AM, listeners are captivated with discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories, UFOs, life after death, and all things curious and unexplained. The most-listened-to overnight talk radio program in North America, Coast to Coast AM is late-night talk radio with daytime ratings.
5 am to 8 am--The Paul Parent Garden Show
Patrick Parent has 30+ years in the gardening industry. What started as wanting to spend extra time with his father at the Family Patch garden center at the age of six, turned into a lifelong passion in gardening.
8 am to 12 pm--Religious Programming
8-9 am—Immanuel Lutheran Church Service (East Dundee)
9:30-10:30—Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
10:45-11:00—Wonderful Words of Life
11:00-12:00—First United Methodist Church
12-1 pm--Auto World
1-4 pm--Leo Laporte (The Tech Guy)
Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy, entertains audiences nationwide as host of a technology talk radio show every Saturday and Sunday. From computers, the internet, iPods, and cell phones to digital cameras, gaming systems and home theaters...Leo Laporte provides entertaining tech talk that appeals to the inner geek in all of us!
4-7 pm--Handel on the Law
Handel on the Law is a unique combination of useful legal advice, and outrageous Handel remarks. As Bill always says, he loves to inform callers that they literally "have absolutely no case." Whether you're talking about Big Brother, Big Business, Big Legal Problems, or Big Macs, you'll rarely find Bill without an opinion. His rapid-fire commentary gives listeners the information they crave in the way they crave It. Bill Handel is an energetic, highly entertaining, yet intelligent alternative to pseudo-intellectual, boring, "blah, blah, blah" talk radio.
7-9 pm--Classic Radio Theater
Classic Radio Theater features great radio programs that warmed the hearts of millions for the better part of the 20th century. Host Wyatt Cox brings the best of old radio classics back to life with the passion of a longtime (as in more than half a century) fan. We're talking about shows like Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Suspense, Gunsmoke, Fibber McGee and Molly, X Minus One, and many more that decades later still create great entertaining theater of the mind. Classic Radio Theater is keeping America's love affair with classic radio alive!
9 pm to 12 am--Live on Sunday night, it's Bill Cunningham
Bill Cunningham is a nationally recognized radio and television host, veteran attorney, and business entrepreneur. With a radio career that spans more than 25 years, Bill has forged a reputation as someone who is not shy about expressing an opinion, or holding someone accountable. Since 2006, Cunningham has served as the uncommon voice of the common man.
THE MORNING WAKE UP CALL MARK BIALEK
THE RADIO SHOPPING SHOW
Mon-Thur 10am-1pm / Friday 11am-1pm
MEET THE SHOPPING SHOW HOSTS
Matt in the Morning
GROUND ZERO CYLDE LEWIS
Mon-Fri 9pm-12 Midnight
COAST TO COAST WITH GEORGE NOORY
LEO LAPORTE THE TECH GUY