WLEY-HD2 is basically being leased by Alpha Media or someone close to them. They feed WIIL's programming to WLEY HD-2. They could do this any way. Simulcast the stream if they wanted. Doesn't matter as long as it's the origin of the programming. The translators get fed directly usually, with an STL of sorts. Maybe a Barix box.
Both WIIL and WWDV (96.9) transmit from Kenosha County, less than a few miles from each other.
WWDV has been lapsing behind WDRV lately. They used to be perfectly in sync. You can hear both WWDV and WDRV in parts of Lake County. WWDV has a sharp directional null away from Lake County which lets you listen to both 97.1 and 96.9 in several areas between Zion and Waukegan.
Back to WIIL, they have bays at the top of the tower. They're aimed to the south and east. It's regularly heard in parts of Michigan. The direction antenna bays are aimed can make a huge difference. I think it goes as far as Evanston on a portable radio. That's about 50 miles. It reaches the south suburbs of Milwaukee with a similar signal, but that's only 30 miles or so. So it's technically non-directional but it has a better signal to the south. In Milwaukee County, although WWDV is just a few miles south of WIIL, on the same road with a similar power output, WWDV has a better signal there.
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