Friday, May 15, 2015
WJOL in Joliet, Illinois began when WJBI went on the air at 1400 AM in 1925. Less than a year later the call letters changed to WCLS (Will County's Largest Store). Frequency shifts to 1390 AM and 1310 AM took place later in the decade before their final switch to 1340 AM occurred in 1941. The station switched call letters to WJOL in 1945. WJOL currently carries a mix of News/Talk and Sports along with a one hour Polka show on Sunday mornings.
Future Hall of Fame baseball announcer Harry Carabina aka Harry Caray got his first Chicago-area broadcasting job at WCLS in 1940.