Chicago Media Chat, V2.0, Memorabilia, Videos Page
Chicago Media Chat Memories, Videos
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One of the 1st true, and few Mainstream 80's Pop radio stations, 103.1 WXXY-FM Chicago, the ORIGINAL 80's Channel. Launched on August 6, 1999, until January 29, 2001 under Big City Radio. This is the sole commercial spot produced for the station, which ran on local cable stations.
The quality is not that great but it was 2000 and it was delivered to the WXXY management on VHS tape. Yes VHS! It is questionable if the VHS still exists. Have to remember in 2000 VHS was still mainstream and encoding digital material had to be low quality to conserve Hard Drive space and most people were still on 56K Modems!
Bob Sirott Interviews Chicago Radio Morning Guys, 1984. Don Geronimo (B96 WBBM-FM Chicago), Larry Lujack (WLS-AM 890, WLS-FM 94.7 Chicago), Jonathon Brandmeir (WLUP-FM 97.9 Chicago), Bob Wall (WGCI-FM 107.5 Chicago), Robert Murphy (Q101 WKQX-FM Chicago). A classic clip with the late Bob Wall, the Whitest Black man in radio during the 80s.
"Common Grounds". From my memory, this was a very infulential and the only 100% Chicago targetted Black program on TV at the time, on during late night. Chicago Black Radio was the segment, 1982(?). Unfortunately, I don't recall the interviewers name. Bobby O'Jay (WVON-AM 1450 Chicago), Tom Joyner (WJPC-AM 950 Chicago), Lee Michaels *One of the best & progressive programmers during the 80s* (WBMX-FM 102.7 Oak Park, Chicago), Bob Wall (WGCI-FM 107.5 Chicago). Another classic clip with the late Bob Wall, the Whitest Black man in radio during the 80s. Check out his sandals and unique hat! Sadly, the quality is sub par and it is not the entire interview. Can only hope someone out there has the whole thing archived!
Countdown with Keith Olbermann interviews Steve Dahl. This was broadcast on the 25th anniversary of Disco Demolition Night, when Dahl was on WCKG-FM 105.9 Chicago. Held at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979, he was on WLUP-FM 97.9 not long after he was fired from WDAI-FM 94.7 which had recently flipped from Rock to All-Disco. The fiasco ended up with the White Sox forfeiting the second game of a double header with the Detroit Tigers. Today, 31 years later, Steve Dahl is OFF the radio and Disco is back ON. Oh, and was that movie ever made???? :-)