Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WLS







WLS 890 AM was originally owned by Sears, Roebuck and Company hence the call letter meaning of World's Largest Store.  They are one of the original 50,000-watt clear channel stations and went on the air in April, 1924.  WLS's standard bearing Top-40 era began in 1960 and lasted well into the mid-1980s when a transition to Adult Contemporary and Oldies began.  Talk shows then started appearing alongside music programming and by August, 1989 WLS dropped music altogether to go 24/7 Talk.
Some great WLS tribute and history sites can be found online.  Another semi-complete set of WLS stickers can be seen here.

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