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WLS Airchecks - through 1976

 

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Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey Duration (min) Scoping
Pre-1960
1945/06/21   Breakfast Club with Don McNeill 15 None
1945/06/22   Breakfast Club with Don McNeill 14 None
1945/06/23 Breakfast Club with Don McNeill 14 None
1945/06/24   Breakfast Club with Don McNeill 11 None
1960
1960/06/07 01:00 Bob Hale 29 None
20:00 Gene Taylor 29 None
23:00 Dick Biondi 29 None
1961
1961-1963 ------ various clips (Ron Riley, Gene Taylor, Stan the Record Man) 19 Scoped
1962
1962/03/09 23:00 Dick Biondi 58 None
1962/03/10 21:00 Dick Biondi 56 None
1962/05/02 21:00 Dick Biondi (Second anniversary of WLS's rock format.) 57 None
1962/05/28 08:13 Mort Crowley 30 None
1962/05/29 08:16 Mort Crowley 29 None
1962/07/10 08:14 Mort Crowley 29 None
1962/09/02 22:05 Dick Biondi 51 None
1962/12/04 21:00 Dick Biondi 52 None
1963
1963/04/06 19:05 Bob Hale 61 None
1963/05/02   Dick Biondi (Third anniversary of WLS's rock format) 41 Partly
1964
1964/07/24 22:03 Ron Riley (substituting for Art Roberts) 31 None
1965
1965/01/24 20:00 Ron Riley (British Billboard Program) 30 None
1965/01/28 16:00 Dex Card 29 None
1965/02/21 20:00 Ron Riley (British Billboard Program) 30 None
1965/11/-- 22:00 Art Roberts.  Featured is "guest teen DJ" Pat Lopeman, a 16-year-old high school junior who had won a contest to be a guest DJ. 16 None
1966
1966/01/01 19:00 Ron Riley 102 None (except for newscasts)
21:00 Art Roberts 108 None (except for newscasts)
1966/08/02 22:00 Art Roberts (some dx) 58 None
1966/09/05 23:02 Art Roberts 47 None
1966/09/09 09:03 Clark Weber 44 None
1966/11/06 ------ Ron Riley (some dx, fair quality, but listenable) 55 Commercials only
1967
1967/04/16 13:18 Bernie Allen 30 None
14:10 Dex Card 45 None
22:07 Art Roberts 62 None
1967/04/23 03:10 Bernie Allen 42 None
1967/04/29 03:11 Bernie Allen 45 None
1967/05/01 00:56 Bernie Allen 30 None
14:19 Dex Card 45 None
1967/05/02 22:47 Art Roberts (dx) 124 None
1967/05/04 20:59 Art Roberts (dx) 63 None
22:23 Art Roberts (dx) 63 None
1967/08/18 21:00 Art Roberts 121 None
1967/08/23 ------ Larry Lujack 3 Scoped
1967/08/24-25 23:45 Don Phillips 119 None
1967/08/25 19:17 Ron Riley 31 None
22:35 Art Roberts 56 None
1967/08/26 18:29 Ron Riley 128 None
1967/08/28 06:15 Clark Weber 47 None
1967/09/06 00:08 Jerry Kaye 64 None
1967/12/10 18:33 Ron Riley 16 None
1967/12/30 12:37 Bernie Allen 37 None
14:08 Larry Lujack 39 None
1968
1968/--/--   Ron Riley and Clark Weber.  Oldies show recorded specially for broadcast in Vietnam. 31 None
1968/01/22 19:31 Ron Riley 61 None
1968/08/-- 11:27 Art Roberts 90 None
1968/08/13 13:03 Art Roberts 58 None
1968/08/22 13:11 Art Roberts 54 None
1968/12/29 16:00 Larry Lujack-Chuck Buell 186 None
1968/12/31 23:56 Chuck Buell 91 None
1969
1969/01/01 01:35 Chuck Buell, Jerry Kaye.  Continuation of 12/31/68 aircheck above. 46 None
1969/01/02 19:17 Ron Riley 47 None
1969/01/03 08:56 Clark Weber 47 None
1969/01/04 10:43 Art Roberts 42 None
1969/08/01 ------ Bill Bailey 28 Scoped
1969/09/01 10:02 Kris Erik Stevens 43 None
1970
1970/01/01   Larry Lujack, Chuck Buell, Art Roberts.  Top 89 of 1969. 349 None but not continuous
1970/01/21 16:11 Gary Gears 59 None
1970/03/19 20:00 Chuck Buell 60 None
1970/08/05 17:00 Larry Lujack 55 None
1970/08/31 06:00 Joel Sebastian substituting for Art Roberts 30 None
18:02 Larry Lujack substituting for Chuck Buell 28 None
19:00 Kris Erik Stevens substituting for Chuck Buell 30 None
1970/09/01 10:07 Scotty Brink 21 None
1970/09/09 14:01 Larry Lujack 26 None
1970/09/19 20:03 Art Roberts 29 None
1970/09/26 17:25 Larry Lujack (last afternoon drive show before switching to morning drive) 28 None
1970/09/28 06:00 Larry Lujack (first morning drive show) 30 None
1970/09/28 16:00 Scotty Brink 59 None
1970/10/05 05:00 Larry Lujack 55 None
1970/10/14 06:00 Larry Lujack 89 None
1970/10/17 07:59 Larry Lujack 27 None
10:00 Joel Sebastian 30 None
1970/10/18 20:00 Jerry Kaye 30 None
1970/10/19 ------ Larry Lujack 11 Scoped
21:04 Steve Lundy 27 None
1970/10/29 19:33 Kris Erik Stevens 41 None
1970/12/01 20:05 Kris Erik Stevens 48 None
1970/12/09 17:00 Scotty Brink 30 None
1971
1971/03/21 01:00 Gary Gears 25 None
1971/03/22 16:00 Fred Winston 30 None
1971/03/27 01:02 Gary Gears 25 None
1971/04/01 02:09 Gary Gears 55 None
1971/04/12 21:12 Joel Sebastian 19 None
1971/04/13 15:00 Fred Winston 30 None
1971/04/15 12:05 Chuck Buell 24 None
1971/04/26 06:53 Larry Lujack 45 None
1971/05/03 07:00 Larry Lujack 95 None
1971/06/18 06:54 Fred Winston for Larry Lujack 45 None
1971/06/28 06:54 Fred Winston for Larry Lujack 40 None
1971/07/14 11:59 Gary Gears for Chuck Buell 61 None
1971/07/19 20:59 J. J. Jeffrey 30 None
1971/08/04 07:47 Larry Lujack 92 None
1971/08/14 07:00 Larry Lujack 75 None
1971/09/06 13:46 Chuck Buell 27 None
1971/09/23 07:03 Larry Lujack 56 None
1971/10/10 06:03 Charlie Van Dyke 122 None
1971/12/25 15:00 Fred Winston 142 None
18:03 Kris Erik Stevens 120 None
1971/12/31 17:07 Fred Winston 88 None
1972
1972/--/-- ------ Pams series 43 jingles 5 ------
1972/01/29 19:59 John Landecker 61 None
1972/02/02 01:01 Joel Sebastian 120 None
1972/02/09 01:03 Joel Sebastian 57 None
1972/04/01 13:00 Chuck Buell 30 None
1972/04/03 08:59 Gary Gears 30 None
1972/04/17 08:30 Larry Lujack 30 None
09:00 Gary Gears 20 None
1972/10/09 01:36 Dick Sainte 78 None
1972/10/10 06:03 Charlie Van Dyke 122 None
1972/10/11 18:57 John Landecker 92 None
21:00 Bill Bailey 90 None
1972/11/20 17:25 Bill Bailey (DX) 28 None
1973
1973/07/26 07:50 Charlie Van Dyke 63 None
09:09 Charlie Van Dyke 50 None
1973/09/12 05:58 Fred Winston 58 None
1974
1974/03/12 20:29 John Landecker 88 None
1974/03/22 16:00 Bob Sirott 62 None
1974/03/25 19:00 John Landecker 58 None
1974/03/26 22:00 Steve King 84 None
1974/03/28 03:42 Yvonne Daniels 23 None
1974/03/31 01:00 Jim Kerr (mild DX) 29 None
1974/04/08 04:54 Fred Winston (DX) 32 None
1974/04/16 08:30 Fred Winston 92 None
16:53 Bob Sirott.  (5 minute gap at 17:25) 63 None
1974/04/18 16:53 Bob Sirott. 30 None
17:29 Bob Sirott.  Ends with a nice Howard Cosell "Speaking of Sports" segment discussing the ABA draft of NBA players and the apparent success of the upstart World Football League.  Howard predicts that the league is "here to stay." It folded part way through its second (1975) season.  (Begins six minutes after the above aircheck ends) 31 None
1974/05/12   John Landecker and Fred Winston interview Frank Zappa.  Part 1. 20 None
1974/05/19   John Landecker and Fred Winston interview Frank Zappa.  Part 2. 21 None
1974/06/08 ------ Bob Sirott 31 Scoped
1974/08/14 07:04 Fred Winston 157 None
1974/08/26 12:00 J. J. Jeffrey 31 None
1974/09/04 ------ John Landecker 15 Scoped
1974/10/14 23:58 Steve King 46 None
1974/10/15   Yvonne Daniels 46 None
1974/12/10 09:00 Fred Winston 30  None
1974/12/20 09:36 Fred Winston/J. J. Jeffrey 46 None
10:21 J. J. Jeffrey 45 None
1974/12/21 13:00 Steve King 25 None
1975
1975/02/19 18:00 John Landecker 24 None
1975/03/18 22:58 Steve King 46 None
1975/03/29 00:55 Jeff Davis (mild dx) 31 None
1975/04/19 23:59 Steve King 47 None
1975/05/03 08:00 Fred Winston 45 None
11:00 J. J. Jeffrey 60 None
1975/05/04 10:00 Tommy Edwards 45 None
1975/06/05 16:57 Bob Sirott 48 None
1975/06/08 11:00 Tommy Edwards 58 None
1975/06/12   John Landecker 62 None
1975/06/16 13:56 Bob Sirott 61 None
1975/06/17 03:58 Yvonne Daniels 62 None
1975/07/12   Yvonne Daniels 46 None
1975/09/08 11:45 J. J. Jeffrey 56 None
1975/10/-- 18:02 John Landecker 64 None
1975/11/22 13:45 J. J. Jeffrey (last show) 61 None
1975/12/31 08:00 Fred Winston 53 None
1976
1976/01/31 21:59 Jeff Davis 62 None
1976/03/07 08:59 Fred Winston with Dick Sainte and Doug Dahlgren, who were recently fired from WCFL. 60 None
1976/03/12 08:59 Fred Winston 58 None
1976/03/18 ------ Wolfman Jack 88 Partly
1976/04/25   John Landecker.  "Music People" program featuring an interview with three of the four members of the rock group Queen. 24 None
1976/05/02 01:00 Steve King.  16th anniversary of WLS's rock format. 62 None
 18:00 John Landecker.  16th anniversary of WLS's rock format. 159 None
1976/09/14   Bob Sirott with guest Larry Lujack, who was returning to WLS after a short stint with WCFL. 37 None
1976/09/16 05:28 Larry Lujack.  First day back at WLS after being at WCFL. 264 None
1976/09/22 08:36 Larry Lujack 30 None
1976/09/30 08:04 Larry Lujack 25 None
1976/10/12 19:29 John Landecker 53 None
1976/11/-- 16:55 Bob Sirott with in-studio guest Dick Clark.  Some dx. 39 None
1976/11/15 06:59 Larry Lujack 63 None
1976/12/02 04:41 Yvonne Daniels/Bob Sirott (subbing for Larry Lujack).  Seven-minute gap between 05:46 and 05:51. 123 None
1976/12/12 ------ Yvonne Daniels/Bob Sirott (subbing for Larry Lujack) 30 Scoped
1976/12/30 10:01 Tommy Edwards 97 None
1976/12/31 23:58 Steve King.  Rings in 1977 with aircheck beginning about two minutes to midnight. 63 None