Dan's Aircheck Trading Emporium

Illinois Airchecks

Chicago WK to WZ

City Call Letters Frequency Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
Chicago WKFM-FM 103.5 1973/03/23   CHR automated.  ("Stereo 103.5") 62 None
WKIE-FM 92.7 2005/08/01   "Nine FM."  "We play anything." 79 None
WKQX-FM 101.1 1977/06/07 16:00 Mitch Michaels/AOR ("101-FM") 60 None
1977/06/09 20:00 Mitch Michaels/AOR ("101-FM") 45 None
1979/09/13 15:03 Art Roberts 58 None
1982/08/18 13:01 Greg Brown ("Q-101") 59 None
1985/01/15 20:00 Dan Walker/Hot AC ("Q-101") 63 None
1986/09/26 11:59 Tommy Edwards 61 None
1989/04/26   Carla Leonardo.  "Night Moves" show.  Love songs and dedications. 46 None
1991/01/--   CHR 43 None
WKSC-FM 103.5 2003/04/22 20:58 Java Joel/CHR.  "The Rubber Room." 92 None
WKXK-FM 94.7 1995/12/28   Country and Western.  ("Kix Country").  Station was in transition from  WLS-FM call letters, and a WLS-FM station ID is heard near the beginning. 124 None
WLAK-FM 93.9 1977/10/19   Beautiful Music ("W-Lake FM 94") 58 None
12:56 Beautiful Music ("W-Lake FM 94") 60 None
17:59 Beautiful Music ("W-Lake FM 94") 47 None
WLIT-FM 93.9 1992/10/28   AC ("Lite FM") 62 None
1994/06/13   AC 31 None
2001/02/18 11:30 Grant Field ("Lite Rock 93.9") 46 None
2002/02/15 16:17 Dave Hill 46 None
2003/12/01 07:40 Christmas music 46 None
2008/07/21 11:30 Robin Rock 34 None
WLOO-FM 100.3 1977/10/-- 14:45 Beautiful Music ("FM 100") 19 None
WLS-FM 94.7 1968/08/--   Spoke Show 89 None
1969/08/15   Brother John Rhydgren 46 None
1971/02/01 20:30 Frank Wood/Dan Carlisle 59 None
1982/04/23 16:24 Steve Dahl and Gary Meier 90 None
1982/08/07 20:18 Steve Peren/CHR 86 None
1982/09/12 19:00 Don Geronimo 62 None
1982/09/25 04:58 Leslie Nelsen 61 None
1982/09/26   Don Geronimo 62 None
1982/12/14 13:00 Danae Alexander 62 None
1983/03/26 21:51 Leslie Nelson 45 None
1983/04/14 01:34 Chuck Evans followed by Leslie Nelson 45 None
1983/06/06 14:34 Steve Dahl and Gary Meier 45 None
18:00 Steve Dahl and Gary Meier 45 None
1983/07/04 09:55 Chris Shebel 62 None
1983/10/28 17:27 Steve Dahl and Gary Meier with guests Peter Tork and Butch Patrick. 45 None
1984/--/--   CHR.  Two 45-minute segments from late 1984. 94 None
1984/08/20 13:21 CHR 47 None
1984/10/-- 21:00 Brant Miller (some DX near the end) 61 None
1984/10/05 17:00 Chuck Britton 60 None
1995/12/28   jockless 124 None
1996/02/11   Dan O'Bryan/Country ("Kicks Country") 37 None
2008/06/26 19:00 Dick Biondi/oldies.  Station re-adopts WLS-FM calls. 114 None
2008/08/28   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/08/29   Mitch Michaels 62 None
2008/10/07   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/10/15   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/10/16   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/11/07   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/11/13   Dick Biondi 62 None
2008/12/29   Tommy Edwards 62 None
2008/12/30   Tommy Edwards 62 None
2009/01/05 21:00 Tommy Edwards 62 None
2009/01/06   Dick Biondi 62 None
2009/04/23   Dick Biondi 62 None
2009/05/13   Dick Biondi 62 None
2009/09/29   Dick Biondi 62 None
2010/05/02 19:00 Dick Biondi celebrates 50 years in radio. 262 None
2012/06/05   Dick Biondi 60 None
2013/09/03   Dick Biondi 62 None
2014/12/03   Dick Biondi 62 None
2015/05/01   Dick Biondi celebrates 55 years in radio 3 Music scoped
2016/04/21   Greg Brown.  Death of musician Prince is announced (died this date at age 57). 55 None
WLUP 1000 1987/04/28 23:42 Change from WCFL 91 None
1988/--/-- 11:57 Kevin Matthews (talk) 29 None
1988/05/19 08:58 Talk 25 None
1988/05/19 13:00 Talk 35 None
WLUP-FM 97.9 1977/08/15   Greg Budell(?)/Bill Evans/AOR 60 None
1978/05/10   Ken Nobel 42 None
1979/07/13 06:02 Tom O'Toole.  Change from WSDM-FM. 20 None
  Steve Dahl 46 None
1980/07/03   Steve Dahl 46 None
1980/07/16   Mitch Michaels 63 None
1980/07/17   Sky Daniels 63 None
1980/07/29   Mark McEwen 62 None
1981/01/01   Seve Dahl and Gary Meier at the Rose Bowl Parade. 61 None
1982/08/27   Patti Haze 64 None
1983/04/26   Jon Brandmeier 45 None
1983/04/27 08:07 Jon Brandmeier 45 None
1983/11/16 06:50 Jon Brandmeier 93 None
1983/12/19 14:30 John Landecker. First day back on Chicago radio after having been in Toronto since 1981. 276 None
1984/05/24 16:57 John Landecker 61 None
1984/06/15 08:59 Jon Brandmeier 65 None
1984/07/06 15:57 John Landecker 65 None
1985/02/21 15:58 Bobby Skafish 61 None
1985/04/21   Ashley Knight 46 None
1985/10/27   Bob Stroud.  "Psychedelic Sunday" program featuring music from 1966-1970. 93 None
16:00 Mitch Michaels.  "Psychedlic Sunday" program. 92 None
1989/12/31 22:50 Terry Gibson followed by Wendy Snyder 92 None
1990/01/01   Wendy Snyder 46 None
1990/01/04   Terry Gibson 46 None
1994/07/16 22:50 AOR 46 None
1994/07/17 00:28 AOR 46 None
1997/02/17 19:14 Tim Birch ("The New Loop 97-9") 46 None
2000/09/28 21:24 Scott Loftus 86 None
2001/07/29   Pete McMurray at Great America amusement park 51 None
2001/10/09 18:42 Steve Seaver 46 None
2018/03/09   End of WLUP and switch to WCKL ("K-Love") Christian music. 68 None
WMAQ 670 1948/10/13   Dave Garroway 28 None
1950/12/04   Wed Howard ("Melody Magazine") 31 None
1962/03/21 11:59 Phil Bowman/BM 30 None
1967/12/10 12:20 Floyd Brown.  MOR 30 None
13:29 Floyd Brown.  MOR 30 None
1971/10/21 14:02 Jim Stagg 57 None
1972/05/28 15:00 Joel Sebastian 61 None
1972/07/13 13:06 Dick Biondi for Joel Sebastian.  Includes news coverage of George McGovern's selection of a vice-presidential running mate. 46 None
1976/11/15 15:00 Fred Winston (country & western) 61 None
1976/12/23 15:03 Fred Winston 61 None
1977/10/08 14:56 Dennis Day (country & western) 62 None
1983/04/06   Jimmy Piersall answers questions on a sports call-in show. 22 None
Chicago
(Oak Park)
WMET-FM 95.5 1976/12/02 22:34 F. K. Bailey 46 None
1976/12/08 15:30 Dan Walker 57 None
1976/12/10 12:58 Mike O'Brien 45 None
20:45 Captain Whammo (Jim Channell) 45 None
1977/02/16 14:54 Dan Walker.  The three airchecks below are from the same date and are separate from each other by a few minutes in each case. 45 None
15:49 Dan Walker 45 None
16:40 Dan Walker 45 None
17:26 Dan Walker 45 None
1977/04/30 17:58 Captain Whammo (Jim Channell) 47 None
1977/11/02 17:59 Chris Allen/CHR 61 None
1978/05/09 22:58 Bill Flanagan 61 None
1979/04/20 12:59 Greg Brown.  Last show.  Station would soon change from CHR to AOR. 60 None
1979/12/21 11:12 AOR (DJ never says his name) 48 None
12:00 Patti Haze 44 None
1980/03/--   "Drastic Plastic" hour, featuring new albums from Van Halen and Genesis. 38 None
1980/07/15 16:58 Brock Whaley 61 None
1981/07/09   Sam Darrance 92 None
1981/09/25 17:48 Leslie Nelson 58 None
1981/11/21 08:57 Bob Stroud.  "Rock and Roll Roots." 62 None
1982/02/26   David Lee Austin.  "Psychedelic '60s Weekend." 62 None
1982/03/24   Dan Michaels 45 None
1982/04/02 09:13 John Fisher 59 None
1982/08/25   Doc Fletcher. Frist day at WMET 62 None
1982/08/26 12:55 Maureen Flaherty 62 None
18:58 Brock Whaley 62 None
1982/09/05 11:00 John Fisher.  "Block and Roll Weekend." 62 None
1982/10/31 08:29 Bob Stroud 88 None
1983/03/24 16:15 Dan Michaels 46 None
1983/05/01   John Fisher 45 None
1983/05/27   Ray Sherman 80 None
1983/06/20   Ray Sherman 45 None
1984/02/24 18:58 Ray Sherman 62 None
1984/03/02 07:58 John McCrae 62 None
1984/07/02 08:05 John Fisher 61 None
1985/02/06 06:03 Cat Simon 94 None
Chicago WNND-FM 100.3 1997/11/13   AC format ("The New Windy 100 FM") 48 None
2001/12/01 02:15 Robin Lewis 43 None
WNUS 1390 1964/09/07 17:00 all news 59 None
Chicago
(Oak Lawn)
WNWI 1080 2002/10/28   The Greaseman 46 None
Chicago
(Oak Park)
WOPA 1490/102.7 1968/08/25   "Big Bill Hill's Shopping Bag Show."  Soul. 33 None
WPNA 1490 2001/11/15 11:59 Jarek Obrecki.  "Lunchtime Polka Show." 61 None
Chicago WPNT-FM 100.3 1996/08/19 08:36 Fred Winston/CHR 92 None
WRCK-FM 94.7 1980/05/22 09:58 Tom Graye/Rock/AC ("FM 95 W-Rock") 63 None
1980/10/20 12:58 Tom Graye 59 None
WRCX-FM 103.5 1994/07/22   Terry Gibson ("Rock 103.5") 46 None
1994/08/10 16:25 Scott Loftus 52 None
1994/11/03 19:42 Ned Spindle 52 None
1995/03/20   Ned Spindle 46 None
1995/03/25   Karen Haney.  "Ancient '80s Weekend" 46 None
1997/04/30 19:42 Ned Spindle 102 None
Chicago
(Berwyn)
WRLL 1690 2003/10/08 04:49 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack.  ("Real Oldies 1690.")  First day of new station.  Some mild dx. 92 None
07:05 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack.  First day of new station. 162 None
noon hour Scotty Brink.  First day of new station. 46 None
2004/07/21 02:42 Len O'Kelly 133 None
04:56 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack 23 None
06:40 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack 85 None
  Ron Smith 100 None
2004/07/22 07:06 Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack 110 None
2004/07/23   Ron Smith 128 None
2005/09/04   no DJ 47 None
2005/09/05   Ron Smith 235 None
2005/09/23   Scott Miller 47 None
2005/09/24 23:56 Scott Miller followed by Len O'Kelly 47 None
2005/10/--   Scotty Brink 44 None
2005/10/03 15:00 Tom Murphy 47 None
15:47 Tom Murphy 47 None
2005/10/25 15:46 Tom Murphy 47 None
2005/10/29   Jerry G. Bishop 94 None
Chicago
(River Grove)
WRRG-FM 88.9 1984/06/23 23:25 Ron Simon.  Triton College Radio.  Rock. 46 None
1984/06/24 00:35 Ron Simon 46 None
1984/07/08   Ron Simon 33 None
1984/08/18   Ron Simon 46 None
1985/02/09   Paul Kaiser 93 None
1985/02/23 23:12 Ron Simon 62 None
Chicago
(Elmhurst)
WRSE-FM 88.7 1970/04/11 22:00 Terri Hemmert.  Begins with an interesting newscast featuring a story about the just-launched Apollo 13 mission, who the astronauts were, and some of the minor problems the mission encountered at the beginning.  Little did they know what was coming. 59 None
Chicago WRXR-FM 95.5 1987/08/03   Change of call letters to WNUA-FM. 28 None
WSDM-FM 97.9 1971/05/16 11:02 Dawn (Connie Szerszen)/Eclectic 61 None
1972/08/-- 20:08 Yvonne Daniels 46 None
21:01 Yvonne Daniels 47 None
Chicago
(Arlington
Heights)
WSEX-FM 92.7 1987/08/25   Jockless/CHR.  ("Chicago's only Top 10 Radio Station") 45 None
Chicago
(Skokie)
WTMX-FM 101.9 1989/02/23   Mike Roberts.  "The new Mix 102.  The best mix of music from yesterday and today." 63 None
1997/05/31   Heidi Stern/Modern AC ("Today's Rock Mix") 46 None
2005/11/12 18:56 Tom Hansen ("The Mix") 43 None
Chicago WUBT-FM 103.5 2000/10/07   Larry Lujack ("Superjock Saturday") 94 None
WUSN-FM 99.5 1984/08/18   Super Eagle Cross Country Music Show with B. J. Thomas and Kathy Mattea. 83 None
1985/05/21 06:57 Gary Dee 62 None
1998/03/07 15:56 Mike Myers 43 None
16:52 Mike Myers 43 None
2005/08/19   Lisa Dent/Country and Western ("U.S. 99.5") 79 None
WVAZ-FM 102.7 1989/09/25 12:44 Wally Muhammed.  "The New V-103."  "Music of Today and Dusties." 93 None
1990/08/-- 14:13 Urban AC ("V-103") 25 None
Chicago
(Cicero)
WVON 1450     Jingles.  Nice set. 9 ------
1965/02/26 21:05 Herb Kent.  WVON billed itself as the Voice Of the Negro.  Click on the frequency to see an enlarged image of the WVON logo. 163 None
1966/01/29   E. Rodney Jones 53 None
16:00 Ed Cook 92 None
1967/08/28 13:19 Bill "Butterball" Crane 89 None
1970/04/07 19:34 Herb Kent 62 None
1971/05/19   Herb Kent 16 None
1972/06/15 09:34 E. Rodney Jones 60 None
1974/06/08 08:30 Cecil Hale 51 None
09:30 Cecil Hale 38 None
1390 1975/06/09 01:49 Richard Pegue 56 None
2008/05/26   Moses "Lucky" Cordell 46 None
Chicago WWBZ-FM 103.5 1991/10/18 13:01 Chris Rider/Rock ("The Blaze") 46 None
1991/10/19 18:05 Chris Rider 46 None
1994/07/05 17:46 “The Blaze” completes is format “re-evaluation” and re-launches as “Rock 103.5” with a “Rock A to Z” (rock songs which titles begin with the letter “A” are featured). 46 None
WWWN-FM 101.1 2011/10/04 08:45 Mary Ellen Geist and Rob Harden.  All news ("FM 101 News").  Station held these call letters only from July through December 2011. 20 None
WXRT-FM 93.1 1973/12/30   Terri Hemmert/AOR 59 None
1986/01/09 07:58 Terri Hemmert 63 None
1986/10/01 16:58 Frank E. Lee 62 None
1987/07/15   Tom Marker 62 None
1996/08/28 13:15 Terri Hemmert 46 None
14:00 Tom Marker 46 None
WXXY-FM 103.1 1998/08/07   All '80s.  "The '80s Channel" 91 None
WYNR 1390     PAMS jingle package, studio quality. 8 ------
1962/08/31 to 1962/09/01   Dick Kemp (WGES last day, switch to WYNR) 118 None
1963/06/15   Dick Kemp (w/ Dick Biondi and Ray Stevens) 29 Partly
1963/12/-- 00:08 Ed Meyer 31 None
1964/08/28 15:02 Jim Randolph 46 None
1964/09/03 13:05 Johnny Evans. Mr. Evans' last show at WYNR.  Station changed to all-news WNUS later this date. 26 None
WYSY-FM 107.9 1994/02/28 13:33 Diane Banks/'70s Hits ("Y-107.9") 46 None
1994/06/13 11:52 Dan Walker.  All '70s oldies. 30 None
1997/01/26 10:24 Donna Mullen.  "1975 Class Reunion Sunday" 94 None
1997/04/24 21:35 No DJ.  Adult hits. 93 None
WYTZ-FM 94.7 1986/--/--   CHR/("Z-95").  A collection of 12 segments (ten 45-minute and two 30-minute) of this station recorded during this year.  I do not have more precise dates. 530 None
1986/--/--   CHR/("Z-95").  A collection of five segments (one 60-minute, two 45-minute, and two 30-minute) of this station recorded during this year.  I do not have more precise dates. 210 None
1986/07/20 08:44 Jeff Davis.  Chicago Music Countdown. 189 None
1986/10/13 14:59 Mark Sebastian.  CHR ("Z-95") 45 None
1987/04/17 08:45 Barsky in the morning (Paul Barsky).  CHR/("Z-95") 92 None
1987/06/15 07:47 Paul Barsky 32 None
08:20 Paul Barsky 32 None
1988/01/30 06:58 Diane Banks 62 None
1988/02/06 16:00 Brian Kelly 63 None
1988/07/29 16:00 Brant Miller 63 None
1991/01/10 15:58 Brant Miller 61 None
WWBZ-FM 103.5 1991/10/18 13:01 Chris Rider/Rock ("The Blaze") 46 None
1991/10/19 18:05 Chris Rider 46 None
1994/07/20   No DJ 47 None
WZZN-FM 94.7 2006/10/18 15:00 John Landecker/Oldies ("True Oldies Channel").  Mr. Landecker's third show at this station. 50 None
2006/11/06   Dick Biondi.  First show at the station. 45 None
2007/01/24 17:00 John Landecker 25 None
2007/02/01   no DJ 31 None
2007/02/13 15:30 Fred Winston 47 None
2007/02/18 16:15 Scott Shannon.  Founding Fathers of Rock 'n' Roll Weekend. 47 None
2007/02/24 13:00 Scott Shannon 47 None
2007/03/20 23:30  Dick Biondi 31 None
2007/03/21 00:00 no DJ 47 None
2007/04/13 19:35 Scott Shannon 47 None
21:30 Dick Biondi 47 None
2007/04/21 14:00 Scott Shannon.  Fabulous Fifties Weekend. 47 None
14:57 Scott Shannon 47 None
15:57 Scott Shannon 47 None
16:48 Scott Shannon 47 None
  Scott Shannon 95 None
2007/04/28 22:54 Scott Shannon.  Wonder Women of Rock 'n' Roll Weekend. 95 None
2007/05/02 21:48 Dick Biondi 94 None
2007/09/21 21:00 Dick Biondi.  Broadcasting live from Castle Buick-Pontiac-GMC. 179 None
2007/11/30   Dick Biondi 238 None