August 29, 2014 at 5:51 AM (PT)
To celebrate their one year anniversary, WCFLCHICAGO.COM is having a "Voice of Labor Day Weekend". For younger readers, WCFL-A/CHICAGO was a major force in Top 40 radio and battled head to head with WLS-A (THE BIG 89). While WLS was owned by ABC, WCFL was the only radio station owned by a labor union with call letters meaning "CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR."
PD J.R. RUSS says building this "salute" station became a "labor of love" and the Classic Hits formatted "Cyber CFL" began broadcasting last year with the slogan "Where CHICAGO's Favorites Live. A healthy diet of 60's and 70's music is played but so are great pop songs from the 80's to today as would probably be the case if it were "on the air" today.
To keep the station grounded, it plays all of the great jingles authorized by TM STUDIOS as well as classic CHICAGOLAND commercials and features. Also included are "Un-telescoped" song intros and outros over newly inserted stereo versions of songs by some of the station greats including LARRY LUJACK, BARNEY PIP, BIG RON O'BRIEN, JOEL SEBASTIAN, CLARK WEBER, RON BRITAN with more to come.
As a special treat, DICK ORKIN of RADIO-RANCH ADVERTISING has authorized the presentation of classic "Chickenman" episodes. The Batman spoof series features the exploits of mild-mannered shoe salesman BENTON HARBOR and his fowl attempts to fight crime and save the environment.
J.R. is also looking for former staffers, radio people and even fans of the station to record favorite memories of WCFL as well as to attempt the exciting "double punch" Top of the hour ID. For more contact WCFLchicago@gmail.com.