Geneva’s Radio History

Posted in: Brown Bag Program
Date(s) - 03/13/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Geneva History Museum

WGSB and WFXW were Geneva’s radio stations from 1961 to 2001.  Join a panel of former employees as they share their fun stories and memories.

This is a Brown Bag Program held at noon on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.  Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and the Museum offers water, coffee, and a sweet treat.

Admission is $5 and $3 for Museum Members.  Become a Museum Settler Donor and get in free to all Brown Bag Programs and more!  Registration is encouraged since space is limited.


Bookings are closed for this event.

8 Comments for : Geneva’s Radio History
    • John "Radio" Russell Ghrist
    • January 18, 2018

    I used to work at WXFW IN Geneva, IL Sometime ago, I talked with someone via email about an event where old staffers could come and talk about the station. I wrote “Valley Voices ” the history of Chicago and suburban radio, and would be interested in participating. I know Jon Morgan and many others that also worked there.. Thanks.. I currently host Midwest Ballroom on WDCB.

      • Terry Emma
      • January 25, 2018

      We would love to have you be a part of the panel for our program. It is at noon on Tuesday, March 13 here at the Museum. Feel free to contact me at

    • John Russell Ghrist
    • February 21, 2018

    Thanks Terry,
    I plan on attending and if called upon, I’ve got some funny stories about the station.
    It will also be good to see the old gang again…john.

    • Todd Moffett
    • March 12, 2018

    Oh what a wonderful time for Geneva radio and I love the picture. We were a big part of people’s lives in the Fox Valley back in the day. I hope you have a great time with a fun discussion. I still live in the Fox Valley and remember those days with great fondness.

      • Terry Emma
      • March 20, 2018

      Todd – we wish you could have joined us, and your ears must have been ringing. It was a great panel sharing stories and memories. Our archives now have more information about the radio station than ever before!

    • Bill Morris
    • March 13, 2018

    See my comments on the Facebook posting.

      • Terry Emma
      • March 20, 2018

      Thanks for your comments, Bill. Jon Morgan talked about you assisting during the snow storm. Great stories!

    • John Radio Russell Ghrist
    • March 14, 2018

    Thanks Terry for inviting me to this excellent program. All of us former staffers enjoyed being there and retelling all the old stories about things that happened to us. The group is the last of the Fox Valley’s Real Broadcasters…It was also nice to meet Richard Peck again.
    I should have mentioned that he once saved one of WFXW’s outdoor big band broadcast concerts. He had the right plug in his tool box that got the concert on the air. I enjoyed visiting with Jon Morgan, and Joy Wagner and the rest of the staff.. Sincerely, John “Radio:”
    Russell Ghrist author of “Valley Voices” a history of radio and host of Midwest Ballroom on WDCB. I was a part-time and mostly weekend staffer at WFXW.

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