Salute to American Radio, BBC Radio 1 London | July 4 1976

In the mid 1960s, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Commercial radio wasn’t yet an option, and the guardians of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation considered […]

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Jerry Williams, 78 WBBM Chicago| August 12 1967

      Something a bit different. An unscoped hour of a legendary talk show host, on a legendary station, 78 WBBM Chicago. Jerry Williams was one of the originators of the 2-way talk radio format. His radio career spanned more than […]

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Wendy & Bill Show, 97.9 The Loop WLUP-FM Chicago | April 15 1996

The Wendy & Bill Show, has become kind of an institution in Chicago. Wendy had worked on air at The Loop on & off since 1986. Bill is a Chicago-born actor, writer, comic, studied improvisation at Chicago’s Second City Theatre.  He performed there […]

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Fred Winston, 89 WLS Chicago | 1983

    Fred Winston began his career on Chicago radio as an afternoon DJ spinning the hits on AM 89 WLS in 1971. After almost six years there, he started his trek all across the Chicago radio dial, with stops at WMAQ, […]

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Steve & Garry, WLS-FM 95 Chicago | June 1983

  In March 1979, Steve Dahl was hired to do the morning show at WLUP FM 98, where he met overnight DJ Garry Meier. The two began to crosstalk on air during the transition from one show to the other. The two […]

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Peter Dean & The Oldies Show, 102 WCLR Chicago | April 1983

        The WCLR calls were a part of Chicago’s radio dial for almost 20 years. The station started as Beautiful Music in 1970, moved to MOR in the mid 1970s, and by the early 1980s, had shifted to Adult […]

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Larry Lujack With Guests Steve & Gary, WLS-FM 95 Chicago | February 22 1983

      If you grew up with in the signal of WLS Chicago, you’ve probably heard Larry Lujack in the morning, and you may have heard Steve Dahl & Gary Meier for the drive home. But have you ever heard them […]

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Chris Shebel, “Big 89 Rewind” Part 3, 890 WLS Chicago | May 27, 2007

Chris Shebel hosts the 2007 Big 89 Rewind from 12 noon – 3 pm. Its obvious that these guys were all having a wonderful time! There were a lot of laughs, phone calls, some Rock & Roll and a few funny bits. […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, WCFL Chicago | July 7, 1975

C F L… 6:03, I want you to notice that I have not made one mistake yet. I also want you to notice I haven’t said anything dirty yet! Holy cow! From Contributor Max Power, this super-clean and bright sounding aircheck of […]

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“WLS Salutes” – 60 Seconds Honoring a WLS Great from the Past!

W L S… Saluting the people who made the Big 89 even bigger… 89 WLS from Memorial Day, 2007 The Big 89 Rewind was the brainchild of former WLS manager Kipper McGee. McGee donated the entire set of Rewind hours from 2007 […]

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