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105.9 WCKG / Chicago

Mitch Michaels, 105.9 WCKG Chicago | Undated

Part of the Robyn Watts Collection and taken from California Aircheck tape #S-206, Side One, here’s Mitch Michaels and a 6 minute scope of the morning show on 105.9 WCKG. I don’t know much about WCKG but this is a very high quality recording that held up well over the years.

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  1. WCKG is a CBS O and O licensed to Elmwood Park, a western burb of Chicago. Steve Dahl did his most recent show there. It now simulcasts WBBM-AM’s all news format.

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  2. With the mention of the Bulls and Lakers going for the NBA title, this would be from June 1991, when MJ and Co. knocked off Magic and Showtime 4-1 in the NBA finals. Mitch Michaels is a Chicago legend having worked at practically every FM rock station in Chicago at one time or another.

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  3. Actually, this aircheck isn’t from the eighties at all.
    In this `check, Mitch talks about the Bulls/Lakers NBA Finals that were going on.
    That was in 1991.
    So, this aircheck would be from the 2nd week of June 1991.

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  4. “All that music, without all that talk”, exclaims Michaels who then proceeds to … talk.

    Tony

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  5. This aircheck would have been recorded either Monday, June 10, Tuesday, June 11 or Wednesday, June 12, 1991 since game 5 was played June 12 which the Bulls won.

    But the previous poster was correct it is definitely June 1991.

    By winning game 5, the Bulls beat the Lakers 4 games to 1 to win the NBA championship.

    Tony

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