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[3][10], In 1927, WCFL broadcast the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey championship boxing match at Soldier Field, challenging the National Broadcasting Company's exclusive claim to the event. The July issue of AUM was the magazine's final appearance, featuring a cover painting titled "Aquarius Theatre" by The Fool, a Dutch artist duo. The ratings for the show out-paced the rest of the radio station. [116] As it concentrated on Spanish radio, Heftel sold its English-language stations, including WLUP-AM-FM; Evergreen Media bought WLUP-AM-FM in 1988. [11] In November 1926, with an eye toward being self-sustaining, the Federation added a shortwave station to the Navy Pier transmitter site, planning to use WCFL Radio Telegraph to help offset broadcasting costs. [9][10][11] In 1997, Lujack moved from Palatine, Illinois to the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico and, in May 2000, began working again, for then-WUBT (WKSC-FM) in Chicago, via a remote Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) link from a New Mexico recording studio, teaming up with Matt McCann who was based in the Chicago studio. In 1982, WCFL flipped to a Middle of The Road format playing adult standards and pop hits of the 1950s and '60s mixed in with some softer oldies and AC cuts, and even a few currents. the morning. [10] Initially the Illinois Manufacturers' Association attempted to keep WCFL off the air by protesting the use of public property for the station's transmitter and broadcasting site. Lujack initially came to Chicago to work for WCFL-AM.

To promote the WLS "Bright New Sound" which premiered 2 May 1960,[30] ABC executives did some advance publicity by bringing two of its new personalities to Chicago early. The current general manager, Jim Pastor, will retire at the end of the year, with Good Karma beginning to operate the station on September 29, 2019 under a lease with Disney (no information about a conversion to an eventual station purchase has been revealed). This all changed in 1965, when WCFL became a Top 40 music station, competing with WLS. Some non-Capitol artists were included. Nockels believed having a union-based community spring up around the WCFL transmitter would be beneficial to both those purchasing lots and building homes and to the station itself. [13], Monthly production began with the February 1966 issue which featured the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Sonny & Cher, Herman's Hermits, and an interview with early Beatle drummer Pete Best.

[17][18] He later changed his last name to that of his football idol, Johnny Lujack. [80], In May 2017, Biondi released a statement declaring his intention to return to air after reportedly recovering from a leg ailment for which he was hospitalized. [45][46][47] Staggs and his wife of 45 years, Valene, had four children—son Patrick, and daughters Kara, Lisa, and Dina. [8], In March 1964, the Beach Boys released the album Shut Down Volume 2 which came with an inner sleeve announcing the invitation, "Join the Teen Set on Capitol." Today the frequency is occupied by WBMX, and the call letters belong to a station in Morris, Illinois that is now owned by the Illinois Bible Institute. [4] Spearheading the drive to make WCFL a reality was the Federation's Secretary, Edward Nockels (1869–1937[5]); without his efforts, there would have been no radio station at all. Larry [1] Twenty-five-year-old Judith Sims started as editor to produce the November issue, under publisher Robert Bates of Capitol. 9 p.m.-12 midnight - BARNEY PIP. He made a temporary return to radio via the WJMK airwaves as part of the WJMK Rock 'n' Roll Reunion on April 11, 1985 as a guest, along with fellow former WCFL DJs Ron Britain and Barney Pip to share memories of the station and their careers in radio. [124] (WMVP did carry its own night-time sports talk program, and play-by-play broadcasts of the White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls, and would later air some shows from hosts who were moved over from the FM beginning that September).