WBBM is on 105.9 because of the threat posed by Randy Michaels, and once they got the simulcast, the market leader in ratings and revenue wasn't going to give it up. Now the FM signal is being used to protect WBBM from WBEZ.
In New York, CBS bought an FM station to protect WFAN when ESPN Radio moved from AM to FM. Jimmy DeCastro originally wanted to put The Game on 101.1. If that happened, KHits would have been history long ago.
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