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CK Cooper on 103 1/2 WFYR Chicago | 1984

This one will take you way back, way before Jammin’ Oldies, way before Classic Rock, AOR and Active Rock and back when RKO General still owned “Fire”!

It’s Monday morning and CK’s first day on the job. His first official change… no more Monday mornings, now they will be called Tuesday-A. You get the picture.

This runs just over 10 minutes and showcases a really good sounding soft AC station, although some have called this an Oldies-based station. You can click HERE for some interesting historical information about WFYR. And, interestingly enough, here’s a link to the station known as WFYR today.

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  1. It was great to hear some of the old ‘fyr staff: Ron Davis, Red Mottlow (RIP), Brooke Belson, Chuck Benson. CK had a lot of talent, his bits were a bit sophomoric for Chicago. Brought back some great memories.

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  2. Hearing “Baker Street” on this aircheck brought a chill…I heard it for the first time on this very station, albeit four years later. It was one of those timeless “What is THAT???” moments.

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  3. C.K. Cooper was one of my favorites on WFYR. I absolutely found his verbal assignations totally FUNNY! He had a wit about him that was very endearing — unlike later obnoxious DJ’s like Robert Murphy. Red Mottlow on sports was also the BEST! These ten minutes brought back some GREAT memories!!!

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  4. I worked at WFYR in those days. All the above-mentioned people were GREAT! Being at ‘FYR in the heyday of radio will always be one of the happiest memories of my life. Thanks to all the staff I had the pleasure of working with all those years. RIP Bill Towery.

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