WLS 89 Chicago – Larry Lujack – August 31 1977
Chicago’s 89 WLS had so many legendary personalities that grace the microphones there. Fred Winston, John Records Landecker, Tommy Edwards, Jeff Davis, and may others. But for many WLS fans, there was one name that was above all others. Super Jock, Uncle Lar. Yes, the one & only Larry Lujack.
Moving from Boston in 1967, Larry landed an evening shift at WCFL Chicago, beginning a relationship with the midwest that would last for decades! Larry was crusty & cantankerousness, and the listeners loved it! Lujack influenced many present-day radio personalities, like Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern.
Larry bounced back & forth between WCFL & WLS, until 1976, when he made WLS his home. He spent many years waking Chicago every morning, until 1987 when he moved to New Mexico. After 2000, Uncle Lar returned to the airwaves for a few years on WRLL.
Larry Lujack was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. He was one of a kind. -Ellis