Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

Illinois Airchecks

All except WCFL and WLS

 

City Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
Arlington Heights WNWC-FM 92.7 1967/01/02 23:03 Ray Smithers 56 None
Champaign WDWS 1400 2010/03/07 06:00 "Standard Time with Ann Rhoton" (pop standards) 212 None
WIXY-FM 100.3 2001/07/06 20:30 Country & Western (but note the famous calls!) 46 None
WKIO-FFM 92.5 2001/07/06 16:40 Oldies 46 None
WLRW-FM 94.5 1980/12/13 22:47 Matt Mangus, Jeff Ray/CHR 89 None
1981/12/30 23:05 Jeff Ray/CHR 39 None
1981/12/31 00:00 Jeff Ray/CHR 52 None
2001/07/06 21:25 Hot AC 46 None
Chicago (Elmwood Park) WAGO-FM 105.9 1984/10/19 07:59 John Landecker ("G-106") 62 None
1984/12/07 07:58 John Landecker ("G-106") 63 None
Chicago (Harveey) WBEE 1570 1966/09/08 15:17 Bill Kenner/Soul 44 None
Chicago WBEZ-FM 91.5 1990/01/05   Discussion of Top 40 radio, with Dick Biondi and Rick Sklar 53 None
WBBM 780 1956/04/22 14:00 Mal Bellairs.  MOR.  (That's really his name. He died in 2010 at the age of 90.) 29 None
1961/03/06   Supper Club 27 None
1962/03/22 12:00 Ollie Rumand (News and Teletest contest) 30 None
WBBM-FM 96.3  1970/11/30 07:04 Bud Kelly/Rock ("FM-96") 59 None
 1971/05/08   Steve King/Rock ("FM-96") 62 None
1971/09/27 18:40 Steve King/Rock ("FM-96") 80 None
1971/09/27 20:00 Jim Cluney/Rock ("FM-96") 43 None
1976/11/18 11:00 Leebe Young 62 None
1982/05/05 07:58 Steve Davis 60 None
1982/05/05 15:58 Bob Lewis 59 None (2 minute gap at half-way point)
1982/08/19 15:00 Gary Spears 60 None
1982/12/31 13:47 CHR ("B-96") 44 None
1983/07/22 14:00 Gary Spears 61 None
1983/09/26 19:57 Jeff Hooker 62 None
1983/10/24 17:58 Don Geronimo.  First night. 65 None
1983/11/18 18:57 Don Geronimo 61 None
1984/03/19 07:58 Dick Biondi 60 None
1984/05/28 06:58 Dick Biondi 120 None
1984/07/03 18:57 Don Geronimo 60 None
1984/08/12 13:51 Freda Wright (last 9 minutes of her show) followed by Gary Spears 46 None
1984/10/30 08:57 Don Geronimo 60 None
1984/12/06 08:57 Don Geronimo 63 None
1985/02/13 06:59 Don Geronimo 90 None
1986/08/16 12:42 Joe Bohannon (some dx) 46 None
1986/10/28 19:00 Joe Bohannon ("Joe Bo") 91 None
1989/02/14   Howard Hoffman 62 None
1989/03/22 17:59 Howard Hoffman 63 None
1992/03/10   George McFly/CHR-Rhythmic 47 None
WCKG-FM 105.9 1989/02/12   Chuck Britton 63 None
1990/03/03   All request Saturday night. 47 None
1990/12/15   Joe Thomas/Classic Rock 47 None
1991/02/08 01:04 Joe Thomas 52 None
1991/05/21 07:27 Mitch Michaels 51 None
1992/04/15 18:08 Debbie Alexander 103 None
WDAI-FM 94.7 1974/11/21 17:18 Rufus Jackson 47 None
1975/09/04 12:04 Jeff Page 59 None
1980/05/22   station becomes WRCK-FM 60 None
WDHF-FM 95.5 1975/06/06 20:57 Jim Channell ("Captain Whammo") 48 None
WFYR-FM 103.5 1978/02/22 08:41 Fred Winston 88 None
1978/02/24 06:27 Fred Winston 89 None
1978/02/27 07:34 Fred Winston 78 None
1978/02/28 07:15 Fred Winston 89 None
1978/03/07 07:55 Fred Winston 94 None
1978/03/16 06:00 Fred Winston 63 None
1978/03/16 07:05 Fred Winston 60 None
1979/12/19 10:07 Dick Bartley 49 None
1982/08/--   Bob Bateman/AC 46 None
1985/04/07 09:40 Glen McCartney 58 None
1987/08/25 13:58 CHR 46 None
WGCI 1390 1985/09/07 & 07/13 ------ Richard Pegue/Oldies 91 Partial
1987/08/27 & 09/12 ------ Richard Pegue/Oldies 46 Partial
1987/09/05 & 08/21 ------ Richard Pegue/Oldies 45 Partial
WGCI-FM 107.5 1986/--/--   Rock.  ("Power 107.5") 94 None
1988/11/25 11:35 Yvonne Daniels 64 None
WGES 1390 1955/08/05 10:00 Al Benson. Swing music. 28 None
Chicago (Oak Park) WGLD-FM 102.7 1973/10/26   Art Roberts 60 None
Chicago WGN 720 1945/06/07   Mary Paxton ("Wishing Well" program) 15 None
1945/06/08   Mary Paxton ("Wishing Well" program) 15 None
2004/12/31 15:53 John Landecker/talk 124 None
2010/06/25 07:14 Bob Sirott filling in for Greg Jarrett for this and the airchecks below.  Talk/News/Weather/Sports/Traffic 80 None
2010/06/28 06:14 Bob Sirott 80 None
2010/06/29 06:39 Bob Sirott 80 None
2010/06/30 06:17 Bob Sirott 72 None
2010/07/01 05:52 Bob Sirott 72 None
2010/07/02 06:07 Bob Sirott 67 None
2010/07/06 06:56 Bob Sirott 80 None
2010/07/07 06:37 Bob Sirott 70 None
2010/07/07 08:16 Bob Sirott.  Later the same morning after the aircheck above.  Converses by phone with Larry Lujack. 44 None
2010/07/07 09:00 John Williams.  Follows immediately from the aircheck above. 36 None
WGRT 950 1968/12/31 13:00 Lon Dyson/Soul ("The Soul of Chicago.") 47 None
1972/02/11 15:42 Mr. V./Soul 61 None
WILV-FM 100.3 2006/10/23   Tommy Edwards ("Love FM").  Mr. Edwards' first show at this station. 45 None
2010/07/24 18:07 Tommy Edwards/Oldies ("Rewind 100.3")  Occasional mild dx. 52 None
2010/07/24 19:00 Rob Rose/Oldies ("Rewind 100.3")  Occasional mild dx. 28 None
WIND 560 1970/10/28 09:05 Robert W. Morgan 29 None
1971/05/09 08:13 Paul Christy 46 None
1971/09/07 07:22 Robert W. Morgan 28 None
1971/09/09 17:20 Ron Britain 59 None
1972/11/17 17:01 Connie Szerszen 60 None
1977/10/05 10:50 Chuck Benson 60 None
1977/10/12 11:23 Chuck Benson 35 None
1977/10/30 23:05 Ford Colley 62 None
1977/10/31 14:17 Stu Collins 61 None
1977/11/08 07:41 Clark Weber 30 None
1977/11/09 05:00 Eddie Schwartz 43 None
08:28 Clark Weber 29 None
1977/11/10 05:20 Eddie Schwartz/Clark Weber 60 None
06:54 Clark Weber 58 None
1977/11/11 05:04 Eddie Schwartz 60 None
1977/11/14 13:20 Chuck Benson 24 None
1978/03/09 05:02 Eddie Schwartz 60 None
1978/08/19 08:18 Eddie Schwartz 30 None
1978/09/28 13:55 Lee Rogers (talk) 207 None
1978/12/08 14:53 Lee Rogers (talk) 56 None
WJJD 1160 1961/02/16 07:18 Sammy Hale 25 None
1961/08/11 15:59 Mel Hall 33 None
1962/02/10   Ernie Simon 30 None
WJMK-FM 104.3 1984/11/10 16:02 Ron Brittain 45 None
1985/02/19   Various.  Disk jockey reunion.  On 11 CDs. 858 None
1985/07/01 17:03 Joel Sebastian 116 None
1986/01/13 06:58 Tommy Edwards for Joel Sebastian ("Magic 104") 64 None
1987/08/24 04:58 Tommy Edwards.  First day back from stint at WKQX. 63 None
1987/08/25 21:25 Dick Biondi followed by Jack Miller 46 None
1987/10/26 06:58 Tommy Edwards 62 None
1987/12/04   Dick Biondi 46 None
1988/06/23 06:58 Tommy Edwards 62 None
1988/10/18 05:46 Tommy Edwards ("Magic 104") 84 None
1989/08/07 05:28 Fred Winston, first day ("Magic 104") 62 None
1990/05/02   Dick Biondi celebrates 30 years in radio. 73 None
1990/09/21 21:00 Dick Biondi 94 None
1995/08/21   Dick Biondi 45 None
  John Landecker 46 None
2001/05/25 08:18 John Landecker 61 None
2014/09/12 09:00 Tommy Edwards.  Last show after 54 years in radio. 301 None
Chicago WKFM-FM 103.5 1973/03/23   CHR automated.  ("Stereo 103.5") 62 None
WKIE-FM 92.7 2005/08/01   "Nine FM."  "We play anything." 79 None
WKQX-FM 101.1 1977/06/07 16:00 Mitch Michaels/AOR ("101-FM") 60 None
1977/06/09 20:00 Mitch Michaels/AOR ("101-FM") 45 None
1979/09/13 15:03 Art Roberts 58 None
1982/08/18 13:01 Greg Brown ("Q-101") 59 None
1986/09/26 11:59 Tommy Edwards 61 None
1991/01/--   CHR 43 None
WLAK-FM 93.9 1977/10/19   Beautiful Music ("W-Lake FM 94") 58 None
1977/10/19 12:56 Beautiful Music ("W-Lake FM 94") 60 None
1977/10/19 17:59 Beautiful Music ("W-Lake FM 94") 47 None
WLOO-FM 100.3 1977/10/-- 14:45 Beautiful Music ("FM 100") 19 None
WLS-FM 94.7 1968/08/--   Spoke Show 89 None
1969/08/15   Brother John Rhydgren 46 None
1971/02/01 20:30 Frank Wood/Dan Carlisle 59 None
1982/08/07 20:18 Steve Peren/CHR 86 None
1982/09/25 04:58 Leslie Nelsen 61 None
1982/09/12 19:00 Don Geronimo 62 None
1982/09/26   Don Geronimo 62 None
1983/03/26 21:51 Leslie Nelson 45 None
1983/04/14 01:34 Chuck Evans followed by Leslie Nelson 45 None
1983/07/04 09:55 Chris Shebel 62 None
1983/10/28 17:27 Steve Dahl and Gary Meier with guests Peter Tork and Butch Patrick. 45 None
1984/--/--   CHR.  Two 45-minute segments from late 1984. 94 None
1984/08/20 13:21 CHR 47 None
1984/10/-- 21:00 Brant Miller (some DX near the end) 61 None
1984/10/05 17:00 Chuck Britton 60 None
1996/02/11   Dan O'Bryan/Country ("Kicks Country") 37 None
2008/06/26 19:00 Dick Biondi/oldies.  Station re-adopts WLS-FM calls. 114 None
2008/08/28   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/08/29   Mitch Michaels 62 None
2008/10/07   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/10/15   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/10/16   Dick Biondi 62 None
2009/04/23   Dick Biondi 62 None
2009/05/13   Dick Biondi 62 None
2009/09/29   Dick Biondi 62 None
2010/05/02 19:00 Dick Biondi celebrates 50 years in radio. 262 None
2012/06/05   Dick Biondi 60 None
2015/05/01   Dick Biondi celebrates 55 years in radio 3 Music scoped
WLUP 1000 1988/--/-- 11:57 Kevin Matthews (talk) 29 None
1988/05/19 08:58 Talk 25 None
1988/05/19 13:00 Talk 35 None
WLUP-FM 97.9 1977/08/15   Greg Budell(?)/Bill Evans/AOR 60 None
1978/05/10   Ken Nobel 42 None
1979/07/13   Steve Dahl 46 None
1980/07/03   Steve Dahl 46 None
1980/07/16   Mitch Michaels 63 None
1980/07/17   Sky Daniels 63 None
1980/07/29   Mark McEwen 62 None
1981/01/01   Seve Dahl and Gary Meier at the Rose Bowl Parade. 61 None
1983/04/26   Jon Brandmeier 45 None
1983/04/27 08:07 Jon Brandmeier 45 None
1983/11/16 06:50 Jon Brandmeier 93 None
1984/06/15 08:59 Jon Brandmeier 65 None
1985/10/27   Bob Stroud.  "Psychedelic Sunday" program featuring music from 1966-1970. 93 None
1989/12/31 22:50 Terry Gibson followed by Wendy Snyder 92 None
1990/01/01   Wendy Snyder 46 None
1990/01/04   Terry Gibson 46 None
1994/07/16 22:50 AOR 46 None
1994/07/17 00:28 AOR 46 None
2000/09/28 21:24 Scott Loftus 86 None
WMAQ 670 1948/10/13   Dave Garroway 28 None
1950/12/04   Wed Howard ("Melody Magazine") 31 None
1962/03/21 11:59 Phil Bowman/BM 30 None
1967/04/26 12:20 Floyd Brown.  MOR 30 None
1967/12/10 13:29 Floyd Brown.  MOR 30 None
1971/10/21 14:02 Jim Stagg 57 None
1972/05/28 15:00 Joel Sebastian 61 None
1972/07/13 13:06 Dick Biondi for Joel Sebastian.  Includes news coverage of George McGovern's selection of a vice-presidential running mate. 46 None
1976/11/15 15:00 Fred Winston (country & western) 61 None
1977/10/08 14:56 Dennis Day (country & western) 62 None
1983/04/06   Jimmy Piersall answers questions on a sports call-in show. 22 None
Chicago (Oak Park) WMET-FM 95.5 1977/11/02 17:59 Chris Allen/CHR 61 None
1978/05/09 22:58 Bill Flanagan 61 None
1982/02/26   David Lee Austin.  "Psychedelic '60s Weekend." 62 None
1982/09/05 11:00 John Fisher.  "Block and Roll Weekend." 62 None
1984/02/24 18:58 Ray Sherman 62 None
Chicago WNUS 1390 1964/09/07 17:00 all news 59 None
Chicago (Oak Lawn) WNWI 1080 2002/10/28   The Greaseman 46 None
Chicago (Oak Park) WOPA 1490/102.7 1968/08/25   "Big Bill Hill's Shopping Bag Show."  Soul. 33 None
WPNA 1490 2001/11/15 11:59 Jarek Obrecki.  "Lunchtime Polka Show." 61 None
Chicago WPNT-FM 100.3 1996/08/19 08:36 Fred Winston/CHR 92 None
WRCX-FM 103.5 1994/08/10 16:25 Scott Loftus ("Rock 103.5") 52 None
1994/11/03 19:42 Ned Spindle 52 None
1997/04/30 19:42 Ned Spindle 102 None
Chicago (Berwyn) WRLL 1690 2003/10/08 04:49 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack.  ("Real Oldies 1690.")  First day of new station.  Some mild dx. 92 None
07:05 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack.  First day of new station. 162 None
noon hour Scotty Brink.  First day of new station. 46 None
2004/07/21 02:42 Len O'Kelly 133 None
04:56 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack 23 None
06:40 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack 85 None
  Ron Smith 100 None
2004/07/22 07:06 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack 110 None
2004/07/23   Ron Smith 128 None
Chicago (River Grove) WRRG-FM 88.9 1984/06/23 23:25 Ron Simon.  Triton College Radio.  Rock. 46 None
1984/06/24 00:35 Ron Simon 46 None
1984/07/08   Ron Simon 33 None
1984/08/18   Ron Simon 46 None
1985/02/09   Paul Kaiser 93 None
1985/02/23 23:12 Ron Simon 62 None
Chicago (Elmhurst) WRSE-FM 88.7 1970/04/11 22:00 Terri Hemmert.  Begins with an interesting newscast featuring a story about the just-launched Apollo 13 mission, who the astronauts were, and some of the minor problems the mission encountered at the beginning.  Little did they know what was coming. 59 None
Chicago WSDM-FM 97.9 1971/05/16 11:02 Dawn (Connie Szerszen)/Eclectic 61 None
Chicago (Arlington Heights) WSEX-FM 92.7 1987/08/25   Jockless/CHR.  ("Chicago's only Top 10 Radio Station") 45 None
Chicago (Skokie) WTMX-FM 101.9 2005/11/12 18:56 Tom Hansen ("The Mix") 43 None
Chicago WUBT-FM 103.5 2000/10/07   Larry Lujack ("Superjock Saturday") 94 None
WUSN-FM 99.5 2005/08/19   Lisa Dent/Country and Western ("U.S. 99.5") 79 None
Chicago (Cicero) WVON 1450     Jingles.  Nice set. 9 ------
1965/02/26 21:05 Herb Kent.  A very interesting aircheck that is definitely a throwback to a different era.  WVON billed itself as the Voice Of the Negro.  Click on the frequency to see an enlarged image of the WVON logo. 163 None
1966/01/29   E. Rodney Jones 53 None
16:00 Ed Cook 92 None
1967/08/28 13:19 Bill "Butterball" Crane 89 None
1972/06/15 09:34 E. Rodney Jones 60 None
Chicago WXRT-FM 93.1 1973/12/30   Terri Hemmert/AOR 59 None
1986/01/09 07:58 Terri Hemmert 63 None
1986/10/01 16:58 Frank E. Lee 62 None
1987/07/15   Tom Marker 62 None
WYNR 1390     PAMS jingle package, studio quality. 8 ------
1962/08/31 to 1962/09/01   Dick Kemp (WGES last day, switch to WYNR) 118 None
1963/06/15   Dick Kemp (w/ Dick Biondi and Ray Stevens) 29 Partly
1963/12/-- ------ Ed Meyer (this is a scoped version of the aircheck below) 16 Scoped
1963/12/--   Ed Meyer 31 None
1964/08/28 15:02 Jim Randolph 47 None
1964/09/03 13:05 Johnny Evans 26 None
WYTZ-FM 94.7 1986/--/--   CHR/("Z-95").  A collection of 12 segments (ten 45-minute and two 30-minute) of this station recorded during this year.  I do not have more precise dates. 530 None
1986/--/--   CHR/("Z-95").  A collection of five segments (one 60-minute, two 45-minute, and two 30-minute) of this station recorded during this year.  I do not have more precise dates. 210 None
1986/10/13 14:59 Mark Sebastian.  CHR ("Z-95") 45 None
1987/04/17 08:45 Barsky in the morning (Paul Barsky).  CHR/("Z-95") 92 None
WWBZ-FM 103.5 1991/10/18 13:01 Chris Rider/Rock ("The Blaze") 46 None
1991/10/19 18:05 Chris Rider 46 None
WZZN-FM 94.7 2006/10/18 15:00 John Landecker/Oldies ("True Oldies Channel").  Mr. Landecker's third show at this station. 50 None
Danville WDNL-FM 102.1 1980/10/03 ------ Doug Quick/CHR ("D-102") 95 Partly
1981/10/11 17:45 Keith Mason, Jason Kane/CHR ("D-102") 179 Lightly
WITY 980 2012/02/12 12:26 Carl Hampton 51 None
WIAI-FM 99.1 2001/07/07 06:45 Country & Western 24 None
Elgin WRMN 1410 1963/01/18 07:08 Floyd Brown 22 None
Gillman WFAV-FM 103.7 2010/02/07   Pop standards 261 None
Granite City (St. Louis area) WWWK-FM 106.5 1980/08/13 13:59 Bobby Day 61 None
15:59 Bruce Vidal 60 None
Paxton WPXN-FM 104.9 2009/01/27 12:58 Philip Dooling 203 None
Peoria WIRL 1290 1964/11/27 22:59 Lee Ranson 63 None
1981/12/03 11:03 Kurt Schaeffer 57 None
Rockford WZOK-FM 97.5 1986/06/02 07:27 CHR 47 None
Waukegan WXLC-FM 102.3 1985/06/10 16:20 "Day in the Afternoon." 46 None