"I was hired as a summer replacement engineer at WCFL in the summer of 1976, shortly after WCFL made the big switch from rock to beautiful music. I had just turned 18 and had graduated from New Trier West High School and I really needed the money before starting my first year as an Electrical Engineering student at Northwestern University.
Even with the format change, WCFL's engineers were still all IBEW union members and Larry Lujack was still employed as a "disk jockey" for the beautiful music format. I remember that he had an "iron clad" no-cut contract at the "incredible for the time" salary of about $150,000 per year (this according to the radio/tv newspaper columnists). My own salary was (I thought at the time) a mind blowing $650.00/week and this was just for a beginner at the bottom of the union scale."
To WYTZ: Rook was a helluva programmer: WAVZ SuperCFL or X-Rock 80! To me, still stands up!
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