107.5 Chicago WGCI

Composite: WGCI AM/FM “Power 107.5” Chicago | December 1986

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This one is for the early ‘old skool’ hip hop & r&b fans! WGCI is definitely hot here, and has some great jocks, including Tom Joyner, who is of course a nationally syndicated morning show host today. Here, Joyner (I think) is doing afternoons on WGCI.

The whole station really cooks throughout this aircheck. It’s scoped but listen for fresh music (well the START of the songs anyway) from the late Luther Vandross, Madonna, and more! There’s a major contest going on where listeners will be awarded a trip to Rio De Janero to celebrate the new album by Sergio Mendez – Brazil ’86. There are other contests here too.

It’s an EARLY hip-hop station from before the phrase hip hop was even in vogue!

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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

Harold
December 26, 2007 at 10:13 pm


This was the best WGCI line up ever!…. Bob Wall (RIP)/ Harold Lee Rush, Yvonne Daniels (RIP)Tom “Fly Jock” Joyner and Doug Banks you can’t get any better than that in Chicago Urban Radio at the time…..This was their “Golden Age” Before Clear Channel. Too bad we can’t go back!



eric collins
April 14, 2008 at 9:20 pm


i think this from september of 1986 because bob wall mention that the schools just opened up love the aircheck from gci. it ain’t what it used to be



Cordale Abernathy
January 15, 2009 at 6:44 am


Bob Wall was such a natural.The morning man sets the stage for everything.Truly the Minneapolis era Alexander O’Neal,Prince and all the great creative music; real R&B not the crap thats on the radio now.Listening to this I forgot how diverse radio was back in the 80’s what what a treat.It’s amazing what you can find on the internet when you can’t sleep! Stay cool Bob. RIP



Virgil
January 14, 2010 at 7:03 pm


The Super Bowl Shuffle! Listening to this is so great! Timeless (except for the heads in the tape players-LOL)! I listened EVERY morning!



May 8, 2013 at 11:05 am


WGCI Is & Still Got The Power Even Though Is Now By Clearchannel They Still Got The PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPOWER!



Jeffery James
May 9, 2013 at 9:11 am


Yvonne used to serenade me in my sleep (through a bunch of static)growing up in The Ozarks in the 70’s on the enormous 89 WLS!



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