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October 27, 2021
107.5 Chicago WGCI
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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!

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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

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