Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

Illinois Airchecks

Chicago WA through WJ

City Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
Chicago WAAF 950 1966/08/28 16:28 Dick Buckley/Jazz 33 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 (Harvey) WBEE 1570 1966/09/08 15:17 Bill Kenner/Soul 44 None
Chicago 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 1967/04/15   Bud Kelly.  CBS "The Young Sound" format.  Mix of easy listening, standards, and soft rock. 30 Partly
 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
1974/03/25 08:02 Greg Brown 60 None
1976/11/18 11:00 Leebe Young 62 None
1982/05/04 05:02 Steve Davis 45 None
23:56 Frank Foster 45 None
1982/05/05 07:58 Steve Davis 60 None
15:58 Bob Lewis 59 None (2 minute gap at half-way point)
1982/07/28 15:57 Gary Spears 49 None
1982/08/19 11:58 Joe Dawson 65 None
15:00 Gary Spears 60 None
17:58 Dave Robbins 65 None
21:58 Bob Lewis 65 None
1982/12/31 13:47 CHR ("B-96") 44 None
1983/07/11 06:00 Dick Biondi 246 None
1983/07/13 06:23 Dick Biondi 46 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
1990/05/11 06:57 Eddie and JoBo 91  None
1991/12/30   George McFly/CHR 91 None
1992/01/31   George McFly 46 None
1992/03/10   George McFly 47 None
WBEZ-FM 91.5 1990/01/05   Discussion of Top 40 radio, with Dick Biondi and Rick Sklar. 53 None
WCKG-FM 105.9 1985/12/31 06:58 John Landecker 63 None
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
1991/10/07 06:43 Mitch Michaels 46 None
1992/04/15 18:08 Debbie Alexander 103 None
1992/04/21   Debbie Alexander 46 None
1993/05/31   Allan Stagg.  "Memorial Day 500."  Songs #14 through #1 are heard. 96 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 1974/03/20 10:04 Willie Wilkins 80 None
1974/07/11 10:00 Ronny Knight 58 None
1975/03/18   Jim Channell 47 None
1975/05/04 15:00 Tom Jeffries 45 None
1975/06/06 19:02 Tom Jeffries 47 None
20:57 Jim Channell ("Captain Whammo") 48 None
21:57 Jay Hawkins 44 None
1975/06/13 13:58 Dave Morgan 49 None
1975/06/21 20:58 Andy Carpenter 48 None
1976/11/30 23:06 Becomes WMET-FM at midnight. 48 None
WDRV-FM 97.1 2012/06/04 20:22 Phil Manicki/Classic Rock ("The Drive") 39 None
WFYR-FM 103.5 1974/01/19 21:04 John Sheridan "Smokin' Oldies Radio."  "Total Recall Radio." 40 None
1974/03/30   Tony Rugero.  Station celebrats its first anniversary. 44 None
1977/10/25 06:06 Fred Winston 60 None
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
1962/06/-- 22:17 Moses "Lucky" Cordell 42 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
1969/08/07 07:45 Wally Phillips 22 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 1967/08/25 12:16 John Evans 42 None
13:00 Tony Quinn 15 None
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
1972/12/17 16:04 Connie Szerszen 57 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
1985/12/12 10:00 Final day of station before sign-off. 60 None
WJEZ-FM 104.3 1979/03/02 16:21 Jay Marks/Country and Westen ("Z-104") 61 None
1980/08/10 19:38 Connie Szerszen 61 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
1984/11/12   Dick Biondi 44 None
1985/02/19   Various.  Disk jockey reunion. 858 None
1985/07/01 17:03 Joel Sebastian 116 None
1985/07/04   John Charleston.  Counting down the Top 104 summer songs. 91 None
1986/01/13 06:58 Tommy Edwards for Joel Sebastian ("Magic 104") 64 None
1987/06/16 14:07 Ron Brittain 91 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
1990/03/09   Dick Biondi 46 None
1990/03/30   Dick Biondi 46 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
  Dick Biondi.  Oldies 104.3 Memorial Day 500 Countdown.  Songs 426 to 407 are heard. 92 None
2001/05/28   Dick Biondi.  Oldies 104.3 Memorial Day 500 Countdown.  Songs 11 to 1 are heard. 46 None
2001/05/29 08:06 John Landecker 92 None
2012/06/06   Tommy Edwards 59 None
2014/09/12 09:00 Tommy Edwards.  Last show after 54 years in radio. 301 None