Our first ID this Saturday is dated but very relevant. The last day of Rock music on WCFL – 15 March 1976 – was important for many reasons. Amongst them, DJ Larry Lujack was making his “Address to the Nation,” where amongst other matters, he handed down an important recommendation: For those who couldn’t give up Rock music, he would tell listeners where to go. This recommendation became quickly moot, as his recommended station – KHJ in Los Angeles – was obviously not heard in Chicago. The WCFL ID that starts off this update is from 5pm that day, when the Rock format ended and a sound loop of ocean waves ran for two hours. At 7pm, WCFL’s new Beautiful Music format kicked off. We’ll bounce around a bit for the remainder of the update: Next, we’ll head to Dayton and this 1996 WGTZ ID voiced by the late Keith Eubanks. Veteran Legal ID observers will recognize this one as one of the greats. Finally, one station updates in Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
(with no disrespect to Eminem). Here’s five ID’s for a cold Saturday night: First, a great Wolfman Jack talkover complete with the legendary NBC chimes featured on this 1984 ID from New York’s WNBC. Second, we tackle a pair of Portland’s: On the left, KEX/Portland, Oregon. On the right, WCSO/Portland, Maine. Third, a trip to suburban Dayton for WYSO. Finally, the Nation’s Capital – Washington, DC for WGAY.
Five new updates to the Fort Wayne file: First, we’ll start with two WOWO ID’s from the 1990’s. Second, there is a WMEE ID from this holiday season (they’re all Christmas music) followed by a funky ID from WJFX, and wrapping up with a nifty ID from Pop CHR/WYLT (“From high atop…”) – Have a great weekend all and enjoy the new ID goodness!