890 Chicago 94.7 Chicago WLS Chuck Brittain Larry Lujack Fred Winston Tommy Edwards John Records Landecker Dick Biondi Jeff Davis

Composite: 89 WLS Chicago | March, 1973

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What did a complete broadcast day sound like in March, 1973? WLS is sporting the “Rock of Chicago” jingles – Gwinsounds cuts, if I recall. Not much in the way of commercials, but this was tightly scoped and all about the air talent.

In order:

Charlie Van Dyke in the morning
Fred Winston
J.J. Jeffrey
John Records Landecker
Bill Bailey

This is most definitely when the jocks mattered! Music is solidly 1973 fare. Listen for a promo for “Americana Panorama”, another staple of John Records Landecker, although it was a bit too early for “Boogie Check.”
Here’s an enjoyable if not unique listen to WLS in its prime!

890 Chicago 94.7 Chicago WLS Chuck Brittain Larry Lujack Fred Winston Tommy Edwards John Records Landecker Dick Biondi Jeff Davis

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

Comments

Gary Kerns
November 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm


I was born in June of’ ’63, and “Denise was popular sometime around then.



mike hotaling
January 25, 2015 at 11:07 am


could not wait for sunset in upstate NY…thats when the skywave hit and all the big top 40 giants from the great lakes region came booming in…WKBW, CKLW, WGAR all great stations…but the WCFL vs. WLS war blew me away…radio could not have gotten any better than that!



Mark Jeffries
July 6, 2015 at 2:17 am


Jodie Lyons. Lyons did the first Solid Rock package for PAMS and got LS to pick up a custom package for his indie company. WCFL beat LS for the only time, the PD got fired and Tommy Edwards put PAMS jingles back in (although still cuts from WLS ’70 and the “Fantasy” promotion cut–it wasn’t until late in ’74 after the experiment with Thunder (or Tanner recorded in Dallas instead of Memphis) that LS returned to PAMS for a new package).



Carmine
October 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm


Van Dyke is incredible probably WLS at its best but we’re is Lujack?



Mark Jeffries
September 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm


At WCFL back then.



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