Of course I had to scan the radio to see what I could get from Chicago and check out the local stuff.
For the big Chicago AM's, they all came in well. 670, 720, 780, 890 and 1000 all did great, unless under a strong power line or something. They were on par with some of the local stations.
There were some Chicago stations that suprised me though.
On the FM, 106.7 WPPN was booming in like a local with only an occasional dropout, this really surprised me. Do you think this was fluke? It was the only FM from the Chicago area with a strong signal that I would could consider "listenable".
The only other Chicago FM that I could recieve at all was XRT, despite some adjacent channel interference, I heard Aunt Terri talking :-).
XRT was not strong like WPPN, but, it was present the whole day though.
Quite a few AM's surprised me also.
AM 560 WIND: Almost as strong as the 50kW stations, but, with a little more electrical interference as expected due being on the low end of the dial.
AM 580 from Urbana: Good signal for being so far away.
AM 620 WTMJ: I wasn't expecting them to be there, but they did pretty well.
AM 820 WCPT: Not a strong signal, but, good enough to have a listenable signal in the area though.
Some of the other AM's that surprised me,
AM 850 WAIT, Very weak, but, I didn't think they would show up at all.
AM 950 WNTD: Having WSBT next door on 960, I was surprised to hear them at all.
AM 1080 WNWI: Another one I didn't expect, they came in well enough to listen to with little trouble.
AM 1160 WYLL: They are 50kW, directional and higher up in the dial, they came in about equal with WCPT.
AM 1690 WVON: They had a decent signal for their high X band location. To be honest, they came in better in Elkhart than do in parts of the Chicago area :-)
This was daytime listening from about 1-3PM Central.