Wendy & Bill Show, 97.9 The Loop WLUP-FM Chicago | April 15 1996

The Wendy & Bill Show, has become kind of an institution in Chicago. Wendy had worked on air at The Loop on & off since 1986. Bill is a Chicago-born actor, writer, comic, studied improvisation at Chicago’s Second City Theatre.  He performed there […]

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Fred Winston, 89 WLS Chicago | 1983

    Fred Winston began his career on Chicago radio as an afternoon DJ spinning the hits on AM 89 WLS in 1971. After almost six years there, he started his trek all across the Chicago radio dial, with stops at WMAQ, […]

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Larry Lujack With Guests Steve & Gary, WLS-FM 95 Chicago | February 22 1983

      If you grew up with in the signal of WLS Chicago, you’ve probably heard Larry Lujack in the morning, and you may have heard Steve Dahl & Gary Meier for the drive home. But have you ever heard them […]

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Jim Hampton’s Radio Recall Featuring Kris Eric Stevens

Date of Recording: Unknown Station(s): 104.3 WOMC Detroit, Michigan, USA; 890 WLS & 1000 WCFL Chicago, Illinois, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personalities: Jim Hampton (WXYZ/WOMC, others); Kris Eric Stevens (WLS/WCFL) Contributor: Jim Hampton Airchexx Entry: 1,486 Comments: Described as perhaps one […]

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Captain Whammo, WMET Chicago | April 1978

Date of Recording: 04.xx.1978 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 95.5 WMET Chicago, Illinois, USA Featured Air Personality: Jim Channel (“Captain Whammo”) (WDHF, WMET, WCFL, others) “I Feel like a little screamin’ and yellin’ tonight!” Comments: Jim Channel, aka “Capt. Whammo” is heard here […]

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Smokin’ Joe Dawson on B-96 WBBM-FM Chicago | September 2, 1986

Labor Day weekend 1986… not particularly memorable except perhaps if you were lamenting the fact that Summer vacation was over. Smokin’ Joe Dawson sent this in himself and explains that at this period in time, B-96 had no jingles! This was about […]

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Format Change in Chicago: WCFL AM 1000 Becomes WLUP | April 29, 1987

Date of Recording: April 28-29, 1987 Station(s): WCFL AM 1000, WLUP/WLUP-FM 97.9 Chicago, Illinois Featured Air Talent: Steve Dahl, Gary Meier, Jonathan Brandmeir, Patty Hayes, Various others Contributor: Frank Davis Aircheck Entry: 1,423 Comments: “WCFL – Nothing has changed but the religion…” […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, 1000 AM WCFL Chicago | October, 1973

The heated battle between WCFL and WLS never was hotter than this… in 1973, ‘CFL actually BEAT WLS in the ratings – it happened only once. But what a year and what a sound the Voice of Labor had. Having ‘stolen’ Larry […]

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Big Ron O’Brien, 1000 AM WCFL | 1976

1976 – The final year that WCFL played Top 40. Before flaming out, this was an incredible station – fast paced, screamin’ jocks, and a harder edge to the music than even crosstown WLS, which billed itself as the “Rock of Chicago”. […]

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Pat Reynolds, 96.3 WBBM-FM Chicago | July, 1990

Date of Recording: July, 1990 (Exact date unknown) Station: WBBM-FM 96.3 Chicago Featured Air Talent: Pat Reynolds Contributor: Robyn Watts Aircheck Entry: 1,405 Comments: Its been quite a while since we posted something from the absolutely fabulous Robyn Watts collection but lets […]

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Jay Johnson, WVON Chicago | 1972

Date of Recording: 1972 (Exact date unknown) Contributor: Leo Knott Station: 1450 WVON Berwyn, Illinois (Chicago) Featured Air Talent: Jay Johnson Comments: Contributor Leo Knot writes: “One of my favorite jocks of all-time. I don’t know all the stations he worked at […]

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The WLS Big 89 Montage – 1960-1979

As December 2015 drew to a close, ideas were flying around as to what ‘new’ programming I could come up with for my own internet radio show. The first, most logical choice, was a take on the memory of what WLS Chicago […]

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