Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chicago Radio: 'The Big 89' Celebrates 89 Years

It all started on April 12, 1924: “Hear Ye Hear Ye Hear Ye, WLS, The Sears Roebuck Station, is on the air” was voiced by first program director Edgar Bill and WLS  Chicago began broadcasting.

The rest as they say, is history!

Ovber the years, there were several format changes from farm-based programming to rock’n’roll to talk.

WLS is celebrating it’s spectacular past with an 89th birthday party this coming Friday at Lakeview Terrace on Navy Pier. On hand to celebrate will be current local hosts, special guests and listeners.

Listeners are invited to join the party and witness a live broadcast from 6p to 8p.   The 89th Birthday Party is free, listeners must be registered. To try and win tickets, visit the WLS-AM website, Click Here. All entries must be received before 6:00pm tomorrow.

WLS-AM will be broadcasting the event live 6:00pm-8:00pm, preempting two hours of Sean Hannity's syndicated show.

For More on WLS History, visit Scott Childers History of  WLS Radio website, Click Here.

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