THE FOLLOWING IS A LISTING OF THE STATIONS PROGRAM SCHEDULE, SHIFT BY SHIFT, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE ROCK ERA UNTIL THE SWITCH TO TALK.

 

1960

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-9:00pm JIM DUNBAR
9:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
10:00am-12:00pm ED GRENNAN
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-4:00pm MORT CROWLEY
3:00pm-6:30pm SAM HOLMAN
6:30pm-7:15pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:15pm-9:00pm GENE TAYLOR
9:00pm-12:00am DICK BIONDI
12:00am-5:00am BOB HALE

 

1961

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-9:00pm MORT CROWLEY
9:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
10:00am-12:00pm JIM DUNBAR
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm ART ROBERTS
3:00pm-6:30pm SAM HOLMAN
6:30pm-7:30pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:30pm-9:00pm GENE TAYLOR
9:00pm-12:00am DICK BIONDI
12:00am-5:00am BOB HALE

 

1962

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-9:00pm MORT CROWLEY
9:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
10:00am-12:00pm JIM DUNBAR
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm ART ROBERTS
3:00pm-6:30pm GENE TAYLOR
6:30pm-7:30pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:30pm-9:00pm BOB HALE
9:00pm-12:00am DICK BIONDI
12:00am-5:00am CLARK WEBER

 

1963

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-9:00pm GENE TAYLOR
9:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
10:00am-12:00pm JIM DUNBAR
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm ART ROBERTS
3:00pm-6:30pm CLARK WEBER
6:30pm-7:30pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:30pm-9:00pm RON RILEY
9:00pm-12:00am DICK BIONDI
12:00am-5:00am JOE KELLY

 

9/1963

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-9:00pm CLARK WEBER
9:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
10:00am-12:00pm GENE TAYLOR
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm BERNIE ALLEN
3:00pm-6:30pm BOB HALE
6:30pm-7:30pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:30pm-9:00pm RON RILEY
9:00pm-12:00am ART ROBERTS
12:00am-5:00am DON PHILLIPS

 

1964

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-9:00pm CLARK WEBER
9:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
10:00am-12:00pm GENE TAYLOR
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm BERNIE ALLEN
3:00pm-6:30pm DEX CARD
6:30pm-7:30pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:30pm-9:00pm RON RILEY
9:00pm-12:00am ART ROBERTS
12:00am-5:00am DON PHILLIPS

 

1966

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-10:00pm CLARK WEBER
10:00am-11:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
11am-12:00pm BERNIE ALLEN
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm BERNIE ALLEN
3:00pm-6:30pm DEX CARD
6:30pm-7:00pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:00pm-9:00pm RON RILEY
9:00pm-12:00am ART ROBERTS
1:00am-5:00am DON PHILLIPS

 

1967

5:00am-6:00am FARM SPECIAL
6:00am-10:00pm CLARK WEBER
10:00am-11:00am
BREAKFAST CLUB with DON McNEILL
11am-12:00pm BERNIE ALLEN
12:00pm-12:30pm
MID-DAY (news)
12:30pm-3:00pm BERNIE ALLEN
3:00pm-6:30pm LARRY LUJACK
6:30pm-7:00pm
NEWS-SCOPE
7:00pm-9:00pm RON RILEY
9:00pm-12:00am ART ROBERTS
12:00am-5:00am JERRY KAY

 

By 1969 ABC eased up on it's network commitments, freeing WLS (and other ABC O&O's) to drop clunky news and talk programming. It still carried network news at the top of the hour for a few years to come.  WLS has always aired local news in morning and afternoon drivetimes.

 

1969

6:00am-10:00am BILL BAILEY
10:00am-2:00pm ART ROBERTS
2:00pm-6:00pm LARRY LUJACK
6:00pm-10:00pm CHUCK BUELL
10:00pm-2:00am KRIS ERIK STEVENS
2:00am-6:00am JERRY KAY

 

1970

6:00am-10:00am ART ROBERTS
10:00am-2:00pm JOEL SEBASTIAN
2:00pm-6:00pm LARRY LUJACK
6:00pm-10:00pm CHUCK BUELL
10:00pm-2:00am KRIS ERIK STEVENS
2:00am-6:00am JERRY KAY

 

10/1970

5:00am-9:00am LARRY LUJACK
9:00am-12:00pm JOEL SEBASTIAN
12:00pm-3:00pm CHUCK BUELL
3:00pm-6:00pm SCOTTY BRINK
6:00pm-9:00pm KRIS ERIK STEVENS
9:00pm-1:00pm STEVE LUNDY
2:00am-6:00am JERRY KAY

 

1971

5:00am-9:00am LARRY LUJACK
9:00am-12:00pm JOEL SEBASTIAN
12:00pm-3:00pm CHUCK BUELL
3:00pm-6:00pm FRED WINSTON
6:00pm-9:00pm KRIS ERIK STEVENS
9:00pm-1:00am STEVE LUNDY
1:00am-5:00am GARY GEARS

 

6/1971

5:00am-9:00am LARRY LUJACK
9:00am-12:00pm JOEL SEBASTIAN
12:00pm-3:00pm CHUCK BUELL
3:00pm-6:00pm FRED WINSTON
6:00pm-9:00pm KRIS ERIK STEVENS
9:00pm-1:00am J.J. JEFFREY
1:00am-5:00am GARY GEARS

 

1972

5:00am-9:00am LARRY LUJACK
9:00am-12:00pm GARY GEARS
12:00pm-3:00pm FRED WINSTON
3:00pm-6:00pm J.J. JEFFREY
6:00pm-9:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
9:00pm-1:00am BILL BAILEY
1:00am-5:00am JOEL SEBASTIAN

 

6/1972

5:00am-9:00am CHARLIE VAN DYKE
9:00am-12:00pm GARY GEARS
12:00pm-3:00pm FRED WINSTON
3:00pm-6:00pm J.J. JEFFREY
6:00pm-9:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
9:00pm-1:00am BILL BAILEY
1:00am-5:00am CHUCK KNAPP

 

1973

5:30am-10:00am FRED WINSTON
10:00am-2:00pm J.J. JEFFREY
2:00pm-6:00pm BOB SIROTT
6:00pm-10:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
10:00pm-2:00am STEVE KING
2:00am-5:30am YVONNE DANIELS

 

1976

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK
10:00am-2:00pm TOMMY EDWARDS
2:00pm-6:00pm BOB SIROTT
6:00pm-10:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
10:00pm-2:00am STEVE KING
2:00am-5:30am YVONNE DANIELS

 

1978

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK
10:00am-2:00pm TOMMY EDWARDS
2:00pm-6:00pm BOB SIROTT
6:00pm-10:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
10:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am YVONNE DANIELS

 

* - denotes simulcast on WLS-FM (94.7)

1980

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK*
10:00am-2:30pm TOMMY EDWARDS
2:30pm-7:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
7:00pm-11:00pm BRANT MILLER*
11:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am YVONNE DANIELS

 

1/1982

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK*
10:00am-2:30pm CHRIS SHEBEL
2:30pm-7:00pm TOMMY EDWARDS
7:00pm-11:00pm BRANT MILLER*
11:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am YVONNE DANIELS

 

4/1982

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK*
10:00am-2:30pm CHRIS SHEBEL
2:30pm-7:00pm TOMMY EDWARDS
7:00pm-11:00pm BRANT MILLER*
11:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am SUSAN PLATT

 

1983

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK*
10:00am-2:30pm FRED WINSTON
2:30pm-7:00pm TOMMY EDWARDS
7:00pm-11:00pm BRANT MILLER*
11:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am SUSAN PLATT

 

1984

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK*
10:00am-2:30pm FRED WINSTON
2:30pm-7:00pm STEVE DAHL & GARRY MEIER
7:00pm-11:00pm BRANT MILLER*
11:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am TURI RYDER

 

1985

5:30am-10:00am LARRY LUJACK*
10:00am-2:30pm FRED WINSTON
2:30pm-7:00pm STEVE DAHL & GARRY MEIER
7:00pm-11:00pm CHUCK BRITTON
11:00pm-2:00am JEFF DAVIS
2:00am-5:30am TURI RYDER

 

1986

5:30am-10:00am FRED WINSTON
10:00am-2:30pm DON WADE
2:30pm-7:00pm LARRY LUJACK
w/RICH McMILLAN
7:00pm-11:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
11:00pm-1:00am
SEX TALK with PHYLLIS LEVY
1:00am-5:30am MIKE MacDONALD

 

1988

5:30am-10:00am FRED WINSTON
10:00am-2:30pm DON WADE & ROMA
2:30pm-7:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
7:00pm-9:00pm DAVE SAINTE
(JIM McMAHON (M) THE SPORTS FREAKS (W))
9:00pm-11:00pm TOM SNYDER
11:00pm-1:00am SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL (tape delay)
1:00am-5:30am BILL GARCIA, LESLIE HARRIS, MIKE MacDONALD (rotated)

 

1989

5:30am-10:00am FRED WINSTON
10:00am-2:30pm DON WADE & ROMA
2:30pm-7:00pm JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER
7:00pm-9:00pm SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL
9:00pm-12:00am TOM SNYDER
12:00am-5:30am BILL GARCIA, LESLIE HARRIS

 

1990 TALK

5:00am-9:00am DON WADE & ROMA
9:00am-11:00am STACY TAYLOR
11:00am-2:00pm RUSH LIMBAUGH
2:00pm-7:00pm BOB LASSITER
7:00pm-9:00pm SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL
9:00pm-12:00am TOM SNYDER
1:00am-5:00am THE BEST OF WLS

 

 


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