Monday, July 1, 2013

Chicago Radio: WLS Chief Engineer El Glab Signs-Off

Ed Glab
Ed Glab has had a remarkably consistent broadcast engineering career.

According to Radio World, for more than 40 consecutive years he has reported to work at WLS(AM/FM) in Chicago handling critical engineering duties. The 65-year-old’s final day on the job was Friday, June 28, at the Cumulus-owned radio stations.

Known as "The Doctor", Glab holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. He turned summer relief work for the legendary Windy City stations into a full-time position in June of 1973. Glab went from fixing cart machines and tape decks to writing computer code during that span of 40 years.

“I have been truly blessed to have called these stations home for so long. I got to work through what I consider the second Golden Age of radio from the 1970s into the 1980s. We had a lot of fun back then,” said Glab, who worked alongside on-air Chicago legends like Steve Dahl, Larry Lujack and John Landecker.

1 comment:

  1. Glab was great to work with and had the best stories to tell from the glory days of Wls back in the 70's