670 WMAQ All News 67...
780 WBBM ---in mid 1980's, they had jingles as "WBBM-A.M." as did WCAU-AM, WCBS-AM, etc (all CBS then.) I'll always remember how certain newscasters REALLY emphasized the A M part,.....
"4:18 at WBBM A M...."
890 WLS The Rock of Chicago years. Stay With Me, Black Dog & Footstompin' Music on AM! 4 hr jock shifts.
950 WGRT This was 1967 to 71 or so. Jingles by Pepper Tanner "Now Sound" same as 1370 WLTH Gary! 20/20 News. Music bed under the news.
1000 WCFL Super CFL years. Gary Price (from WOKY Milwaukee) was PD 1973-76.
1450 WVON 1966 thru 1973 or so. They had sister WNOV 860 in Milwaukee. Same jingles, rapid fire news at Top, bottom of the hour.
88.7 WLUW Ken R produced jingles for a straight ahead Top40. "High Energy 88-7FM" Jocks knew the formatics! Late 1980s?
92.7 WEXI Arlington Heights. FM Top40 in 1970!
Was on tape by local jocks, jingles "the Big Town Sound" ---
later as 92 Kiss FM, simulcast w/WDEK, I believe. Chris Shebel had Top40 formatics he learned from Pat Martin while at WSPT Stevens Point. No question.
95.1 WJZQ Power 95. Kenosha ReelWorld Dynamite jingles.
95.5 WDHF or WMET. Top40 as Gary Price left CFL for this. Metromedia put no money into it tho.
103.5 WFYR. Drake automation in 1971/72 or so. Tons of good, unheard oldies. Jingles galore. RKO Goldmine package.
104.3 WJMK Chicago's Best Oldies, Oldies 104.3. Mid 1990s?
105.9 WAGO. G-106 from 1984-5. Could pick up occasionally in Milwaukee. Top40.
Always loved Top40 and Oldies formats.
Loved the fact that stations generally had Top 30/40 sheets weekly. I was sending WCFL postage/envelopes weekly and couldn't wait for my Sound 10 survey as a kid.
Liked Drake, but LOVED the Q format.
TM shotgun, followed by Pams shotgun, best jingles ever, to me. WDHF WMET TM Synergy jingles were excellent too! (drum)D-(drum)H-(drum)F!
We've lived thru some very good years.
What's an overnight jock? ha ha!
Mornings to me, were over-rated. I loved the flow of X in a row, calls first, jingle out of stop-sets and little personality. Plays the HITS! Say what you gotta say in under 7 seconds.
Loved the Hit-Radio era. In Milwaukee, B97 and Hit Radio 1 double 0h-7 WRKR (100.7 WRKR Racine) both used Hit-Radio. FOUR Top40s at the time!
94-94.5 WKTI, (Z95) 95.7 WZUU, 97.3 (B97) WBTT 100.7 WRKR!
Today's radio leaves something to be desired, but streaming in nice. Beats sending tapes to your buddies! When DX'ing, easily could hear WKYC or KAAY and check them out. Eskip or trop is a distant cousin, I guess.
Tho, seriously, some of these medium market stations sound way better than the large market stuff!
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