THE WLS WEBSITE IS A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREAT
TOP 40 STATIONS OF THE 60's and THE 70's

LIKE WABC , KQV , WCFL , WRKO , WKBW , WQAM , CKLW , WFIL , WIBG , KLIF , WNBC , CHUM , KIMN and KHJ ,WLS WAS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE PREMIER TOP 40 RADIO STATIONS IN THE WORLD. WITH A COMBINATION OF  GREAT TOP 40 MUSIC, HIGH PROFILE AIR PERSONALITIES AND CLASSIC JINGLES. . .
 WLS WAS THE ROCK OF CHICAGO !
The WLS Jock Jingle Montage
19 minutes of WLS DJ Jingles. Featuring many of WLS's Best Personalities

And Featuring Jingles from Anita Kerr, PAMS, Jody Lyons, and Jam
(This is not a complete list of jock jingles. If you can provide more, please let me know.)

(for more WLS Jingles click on the jingle logos above)

The WLS Surveys
Bill Danning (The Oldies Loon) and his Survey Guys have posted weekly
WLS Silver Dollar Surveys, Hit Parades, and Musicradio Surveys !
You can look at many of the weekly lists as they appeared
in music stores all over Chicagoland by clicking here!

(Thanks Bill for allowing us to link to your tremendous efforts)
WLS Musicradio
(Click Above For this Week In WLS Music History

Congratulations to former WLS Program Director Mike McCormick. Mike has been inducted into the Nebraska Radio Personalities Hall Of Fame for 2003 as a Legendary Performer. Mike worked at Omaha's KOIL before coming to WLS.

Congratulations to former WLS Night Jock Kris Erik Stevens. Kris has been inducted into the Nebraska Radio Personalities Hall Of Fame for 2002 as a Legendary Performer. Kris worked at Omaha's KOIL before coming to WLS. 

Congratulations to the Legendary Performers Award Winners, Class of 2001: Former WLS Personalities, Fred Winston, the late Gary Gears, the "Dean of Chicago News", Lyle Dean (All alumni of KOIL before joining WLS) and Gene Taylor (KKAR before WLS)

Check out www.nebraskaradio.org for all of the details.
What were the biggest songs at WLS ?

Here are the top 20 from the first 4 years 1960 - 1964
WLS Survey from May 1, 1964

Check out Chris Miksanek's
Library of Chicago Radio of the 60s and 70s

as well as

Pat Griffith's page paying tribute to WLS

WLS Stick It & Win
One of the greatest sites on internet is Uncle Ricky's Reel Radio Top 40 Archives.  If you haven't checked it out ... Do it now !  In Honor of WLS' 75th Anniversary, Uncle Ricky has posted this exhibit last aired on WLS during the WLS Employee Reunion on August 30, 1997 from 6 - 7:30 PM.   The aircheck was provided by the late Tim Benko of Windy City Airchecks and is narrated by WLS' Jeff Davis ... WLS, The MusicRadio Years, 1960-1985

From WLS Rich History
Check out the photos of old
WLS Almanacs and Annuals

Thanks to John Swofford of Lawrenceville Georgia
for these John Landecker classics

Press My Conference

Make a Date with Watergate
Visit the WLS Message Board
courtesy of Boards2go.com

The Top 500
Thanks For Checking In !
Drop me a note and let me know you stopped by. This is a work in progress.  Not being from Chicagoland,  I need your help in expanding this page. Please email me with more names from WLS's past. Check back again, we'll be updating this page again soon.
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