However, WCPX 43.1 & WJYS 36.1 air mostly infomercials. These 2 stations aren't worth having on the air. WCPX would be alright if it was just Ion Life, and not Ion TV, as Ion Life has TV programs, while Ion TV has mostly infomercials. I thought once WJYS put their digital signal in Chicago, and was able to remove the null toward Milwaukee, that they would air more programming.
The digital signal of WJYS Hammond, Indiana/Chicago is still directional to the south. Even after moving their transmitter from Tinley Park, Illinois to Sears Tower, WJYS does not reach the north suburbs at all, and the station can not be received on the north side of Chicago with rabbit ears. WJYS broadcasts on Channel 36 (Displays as 62-1 and 62-2) which was the same channel as a full-power analog signal from Milwaukee, but now the Milwaukee station has vacated the channel. WJYS has applied to the FCC to remove the south-directional signal but so far that has not happened.
Also, co-owned low-power analog Channel 34 WEDE-CA Arlington Heights, Illinois (which is simulcast on digital 62-2) does not reach it's city of license. The station broadcasts from Sears Tower with a directional signal to the southwest, but Arlington Heights is a northwest suburb. Fans (in the north suburbs) of the music show 'JBTV', which airs on WEDE-CA and WJYS 62-2, are screwed. Cable systems in the north suburbs air the main channel of WJYS but not the sub-channel.