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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 Elton John! Oh, to be in the Windy City with WLS!

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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.


John Stevens
July 30, 2007 at 2:25 am

Thanks for sharing such a great aircheck of the big 89, I really loved the reverb! Super trip down memory lane…Thanks for sharing.

Leo Knott
July 30, 2007 at 8:29 pm

Musicradio WLS was one of the great stations ever, like a KHJ, Los Angeles or KFRC, San Francisco. WLS had a great sound (love that reverb), and personalities. I love those contest winners’ drops. WLS (musicradio) was a great station and Tommy Edwards was one of the reasons why.

Don Beno
August 2, 2007 at 8:57 am

Good stuff. A Sunday morning. The aircheck represnts 45 minutes of the 11am hour (11:00-11:45am) and 12 songs were played! 5 of those songs had intros :03 or shorter forcing Tommy to utilize the outros of the previous song to get his rap down.

4 stopsets, none longer than 2 minutes….with jingles between commercials. Every stopset had an ad for a soda pop.

Of the 12 songs on the aircheck 3 were oldies, 1 could be considered a recurrent by this time (Band On The Run)

Shotgun jingles between every song. Everything was so quick and concise.

Good stuff.

Ted Burton Jacobsen
September 3, 2007 at 12:07 am

Awesome! Go Tommy! Enjoyed working with you as a WLS intern in ’78 !!

Mark Edward Wilows
July 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Thanks Tommy. Love it! Love it! Remember myself listen to you daily.

Gary Kerns
May 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Dug the Grandpa Jones spot at 6:00.

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