Composite: 89 WLS Chicago | March, 1973

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 […]

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John Records Landecker, 89 WLS Chicago | March 12, 1974

“WLS Musicradio regrets to announce that we have no more fashionable streak-suits…” With that promo voiced by Bob Sirott, the biggest craze of 1974 is out there for all to see! Here’s brand NEW audio of John Records Landecker in the early […]

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Tommy Edwards, WLS Chicago | June 8, 1975

Thanks to Patrick of the Aircheck Traders board at Radioinsight, we have a virgin aircheck of this mid-Summer midday show on WLS! This is an original, complete with commercials for 1975 and the scoped hits from artists like Queen, the Carpenters and […]

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Chuck Brittain, 89 WLS Chicago | April 12, 1985

Chuck Brittain is heard during WLS’ celebration of 25 years as the “Rock of Chicago”, and while subtle format changes were soon to come, WLS is certainly still playing ALL THE HITS, even with a jingle that sings that phrase! WLS had […]

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Airchexx and Big Apple Airchecks Present: A Tribute to “Superjock” Larry Lujack

On December 18, 2013, the broadcast world and millions of devoted fans said goodbye to a man who had become a fixture in Chicago radio. Larry Lujack first became a well known DJ in Seattle, at KJR “Channel 95” (950 AM), before […]

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Larry Lujack in the Morning, 89 WLS Chicago | September, 1970 Reloaded

We re-post this today on the occasion of Larry Lujack’s passing on December 18, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. You can read his obituary from the Chicago Tribune online Newspaper HERE, or the ABC 7 story HERE Perhaps one of […]

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Larry Lujack with Animal Stories; Tommy Edwards – WLS AM & FM Chicago | January 1984

Larry Lujack (June 6, 1940 – December 18, 2013) is heard once again on an excellent quality aircheck from his morning show on WLS AM and FM. This recording was made off the FM 94.7 side, so the audio is a clean […]

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Scott Childers Presents: The ORIGINAL WLS Music Montage

Submitted for inclusion into the Airchexx Archives is an original piece from wlshistory.com website curator Scott Childers is this ORIGINAL recording. The backstory of how this happened to be on airchexx.com is that several years ago, Contributor Allen Beebe sent in a […]

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John Landecker in the Afternoon on 89 WLS | 1988

Here’s a slice of the end of WLS as a music station. WLS is running the ‘serial number’ game and Landecker handles the call perfectly… it’s not a boogie check, but good nonetheless.

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Fred Winston, Dick Saint & Doug Dahlgren, 890 WLS Chicago | March 12, 1976

…There’ll be no high today, sorry…. I’m high… no no no… I’m kidding. I wish I was high… no haha just kidding… If we had a ratings system, this would get four stars! Wait! Actually, we do! Try it. This aircheck comes […]

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Airchexx Presents: The WLS Jingle Montage

Courtesy of Contributor and Featured Jock Allen Beebe… Jingle freaks, this is as close to heaven as one can get! Starting with the first Top 40 jingle package, An Anita Kerr package, if I recall correctly, this blows through many of the […]

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