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Dick Biondi on The Big 10 – WCFL Chicago (January 3, 1969) – Part 2

Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP/WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Format: Top 40 Branded: “Big 10“; “Radio 10” Ownership: The Chicago Federation of Labor Featured Air Personality: Dick Biondi Contributor: Anonymous Total Time: 16:59 Aircheck #1,588 From San Francisco California they came – The Jefferson Airplane Curator’s Notes: Part two begins with a full newscast from Bill Reese. Listen for several stories of historical significance – Teddy Kennedy won the Democratic Primary, for one. Reese reads the news and there are stories from reporters in the field. He also reads a quick sports update and the weather before throwing it back to Dick Biondi.. A few minutes later in this scope, there’s another full newscast, this time anchored by Bob Hag...

Dick Biondi on The Big 10 – WCFL Chicago (January 3, 1969) – Part 1

Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP/WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Format: Top 40 Branded: “Big 10“; “Radio 10” Ownership: The Chicago Federation of Labor Featured Air Personality: Dick Biondi Contributor: Anonymous Total Time: 13:41 (Telescoped) (Unscoped Version Coming soon) Aircheck #1,587 Here comes some bubblegum music… everyone start chewing now! Curator’s Notes This is a clear, yet somewhat grainy aircheck we received on cassette. It sounds like a second-generation recording, however it’s certainly good enough for listener enjoyment. Some notes here, but not enough to be a spoiler – Biondi sounds a bit out of place… think about his then-recent stint as one of the original WLS Top 40 jocks, and his “On Top of a Pizza” s...

Bill Bailey, 89 WLS Chicago – 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (corrected) Station: 890 WLS Chicago (Wikipedia) (Tribute Site) (Current Website) Currently Broadcasts in C-Quam AM-Stereo. Formerly tried broadcasting in IBOC HD from 2008-2013 but abanodoned it due to interference problems. You can listen live to their current News/Talk format HERE. Format: Top 40 Branded: “The Rock of Chicago” Ownership: (then) The American Broadcasting Company (now) Cumulus Media Featured Air Personality: Bill Bailey (WWDJ/WLS/WLHT/WHYI/WDRQ) Contributor: Sandy Bailey (Widow) Associated Air Talent: Larry Lujack, Joel Sebastian, Ron Riley, John Records Landecker, Jeff Davis, Fred Winston, others Total Time: 2:05 Aircheck #1,589 A lot of perspiration went down on the court… Curator’s Notes: One of the shortest airchecks on our...

Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 2 | 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP) (WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Branded: “The Voice of Labor” Ownership: Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL Union) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Richard Wallis 10.24.1951 – 04.27.2008) (KBAB/WCFL/WXLO/WRKO/WNBC/KIIS-FM/WPGC/WYXR/WOGL (Wikipedia) Contributor: David Hudach Total Time: 13:05 (Telescoped) Segments: Part 1 | Part 2 Description by David Hudach: I have a 27 minute compilation aircheck of Big Ron O’Brien from the 70’s. Early 70’s and then later when CFL was running The Last Contest. Myself and friends were from Struthers, Ohio at the time and loved Big Ron. We were involved in our high school FM radio station and aspired to be big city radio jock...

Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago, Part 1 | 1973

Recording Date: 1973 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP) (WMVP) Chicago (Wikipedia) (WMVP Website) Branded: “The Voice of Labor” Ownership: Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL Union) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Ron O’Brien (Richard Wallis 10.24.1951 – 04.27.2008) (KBAB/WCFL/WXLO/WRKO/WNBC/KIIS-FM/WPGC/WYXR/WOGL (Wikipedia) Contributor: David Hudach Segments: Part 1 | Part 2 7 O’clock at the Voice of Labor! Curator’s Notes: There are three breaks in this 15 minute tape, each one appears to be a different broadcast day. Our contributor wrote: I have a 27 minute compilation aircheck of Big Ron O’Brien from the 70′s. Early 70′s and then later when CFL was running The Last Contest. Myself and friends were from Struthers, Ohio at the time and l...

WLS 25th Anniversary Broadcast | April 08, 1985

Recording Date: 04.08.1985 Station: 890 WLS Chicago (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Top 40 Ownership: (Then) The American Broadcasting Company/Cap Cities / (Now) Cumulus Broadcasting Branded: “The Rock of Chicago” Featured Air Personality: Various Contributor: Michael J. DeLaRosa Original Post Date: 12.29.2009 Original Notes: Available in parts elsewhere, the complete, unedited broadcast as heard on WLS 890 Chicago as recorded by new contributor Michael J. DeLaRosa. He writes: Hope you are able to use this. I cannot believe we are coming up on the 25th of the 25th. I recorded this as it aired at 6:00pm April 8, 1985. I have heard similar pieces voiced by Jeff Davis and played at various WLS parties…but this is the original voiced by Tommy Edwards. Running over an hour in le...

Bill Bailey, 970 WWDJ Hackensack NJ | 1971

Date of Recording: 1971 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 970 WWDJ Hackensack NJ Format: (This aircheck) Top 40; (Now) Conservative Talk Radio (WNYM) (Wikipedia) (Website) Featured Air Personality: Bill Bailey (WWDJ/WLHT/WDRQ/WLS/others) Contributor: Sandy Bailey Associated Air Talent: Larry Lujack, Joel Sebastian, Ron Riley, John Records Landecker, Jeff Davis, Fred Winston, others Total Time: 5:08         Dean used to be a dentist before he got into radio… Curator’s Notes: From the master reel (shown above right), Bill Bailey rocks the tri-state on 97/WWDJ, the station which inspired the NINE! parody so many years later.

Bill Bailey, 890 WLS Chicago | 1972

Recording Date: 1972 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 890 WLS Chicago Format: Top 40 Branding: “The Big 89“, “The Rock of Chicago” Ownership: The American Broadcasting Company; (Today) Cumulus Featured Air Personality: Bill Bailey (WWDJ/WLHT/WDRQ/WLS/others) Contributor: Sandy Bailey Associated Air Talent: Larry Lujack, Joel Sebastian, Ron Riley, John Records Landecker, Jeff Davis, Fred Winston, others Total Time: 4:06 (Telescoped) You’re so vain, you went and named an album after yourself.. Curator’s Notes: What can a mere disc jockey such as myself write about perhaps the most awesome, legendary Top 40 radio station in all of the storied history of AM radio, and not be redundant? Probably nothing, which is why this will be short. Donated to this website b...

John Records Landecker Retires; Final Show, 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago | July 31, 2015

Date of Recording: 07.31.2015 Station: 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago (WENR-FM/WDAI/WRCK/WYTZ/WKXK/WXCD/WZZN) Format: Classic Hits Branding: “94-7 W-L-S, Chicago’s Classic Hits” Featured Air Personality: John Records Landecker (WOIA/WILS/WIBG/WLS/CFTR/WLUP/WAGO/WPHR/WJMK/WZZN/WLS-FM) (Wikipedia) Total Time: 1:04:02 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,539 To hear more from WLS and John Records Landecker, be sure to click the red links above …Don’t be nervous, don’t be rocky, your our teenage, guest disc jockey now! Curator’s Notes: The culmination of a long broadcasting career is presented here with a digital recording of John Landecker’s final show in Chicago – or anywhere! We could write a few paragraphs describing this show, but the program’s o...

Joel Sebastian, Final Show, 890 WLS Chicago | February 26, 1972

Date of Recording: 02.26.1972 Station: 890 WLS Chicago, Illinois, USA Format: Top 40 Station Slogan: “The Rock of Chicago” Featured Air Personality: Joel Sebastian (WXYZ/WLS/WCFL) Contributor: Jim Hampton Total Time: 31:14 Airchexx Entry: 1,518 …You’re not gonna hustle chicks here! Curator’s Notes: Mastered from the original reel, Contributor Jim Hampton sent us a real gem here! Now, admittedly Joel Sebastian didn’t have the longest of stays at WLS. However his resume shows his longest gig in Chicago to be across the river at WCFL, “The Voice of Labor”, where he was both on air and Program Director. Sebastian was from Detroit, where he came from (and went back to) WXYX. Despite that, Joel Sebastian sounds fantastic here. Now, this was his fin...

Composite, 1000 AM WCFL “Big 10” Chicago | December 22, 1970

Date of Recording: 12.22.1970 Station: 1000 WCFL (WLUP/WMVP) Chicago, Illinois, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personalities: Paul Christy, Robert E. Lee Contributor: Daniel Coulombe Date of Posting: 09.05.2017 Total Time: 12:26 Airchexx Entry: 1,507 Nine oh two at the Voice of Labor, this is Robert E. Lee for Clark Webber… Curator’s Notes: This aircheck came to us somewhat unscoped. It’s a somewhat strange aircheck, in that the music is not what I’d consider true Top 40 fare, but considering this was three days before Christmas, perhaps WCFL, as some other stations ESPECIALLY back in 1970, toned it down for the holiday season. Compare with similar airchecks from stations like WLS and try to compare. This aircheck is living proof that radio stations indeed, DID, ac...

Ron Riley, 89 WLS Chicago | October 11, 1968

Date of Recording: 10.11.1968 Station: 890 WLS Chicago, Illinois, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Ronald Riley (WLS/WBKB (TV), others) Contributor: Jim Hampton Airchexx Entry: 1,487 …10:31 LS most music time Ron Riley feelin outta sight baby! How ’bout YOU?! Comments: From the era before John Records Landecker & Fred Winston, the Big 89 had the edge in Chicago music radio. Here’s America’s number one Batman fan Ron Riley talking between every record and doing what so many jocks imitated over the years (to their detriment) – ‘puking’… But this is Sir Ronald Riley doing what he was best known for. There are two (incomplete) newscasts featuring WLS News Anchor Jerry Golden. Listen for a story by reporter John Schubeck (sp). New...

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