Super CFL, WCFL Chicago!
The WCFL-WLS Chicago AM ratings war intensified in the early 70's and lasted until 1975. Both stations in the late 1960's and early 1970's had the highest ratings of any station.
Lew Witz was Sales Manager in the late 1960's, replaced Ken Draper as Program Director in 1972. He 'pirated' Super Jock Larry Lujack away from WLS.
In 1972, WCFL aired it's public service programs between 1 am and 5 am so they didn't lose their listeners to WLS.
In the month of October 1973, a different approach to news was introduced. WCFL targeted a younger audience. Listeners called to voice their views from Vietnam to personal interests. They called it "Young Chicago" and "The Comment Line'. These clips can be heard on the WCFL Air Composite (Part 2).
On August 8, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon became the first president to resign as president. Super CFL chose not to broadcast the event live but continued playing Top 40.
WCFL Composite 1971-1976, click here.
Last Week: Part One WCFL Composite 1966-1971, click here to listen.