Sunday, September 02, 2007

WCFL was one of two great Top 40 Chicago radio stations that I listened to growing up 35 miles west of Milwaukee. From 1965 to March 15, 1976, Super CFL battled WLS for supremacy in the 18-to-35 male listenership group.

With the help of John Rook and a talented staff of disc jockeys led by Superjock Larry Lujack, The Voice of Labor toppled The Big 89 in 1974. However, the victory was short-lived as 'LS regained its throne a year later.

Here's the lineup at WCFL in 1974:
6-10 a.m. - TOM MURPHY
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - BOB DEARBORN
2-6 p.m. - LARRY LUJACK
6-10 p.m. - DOCTOR BROCK
10 p.m.-2 a.m. - BILL TAYLOR

Today's show consists of some of the tunes that were Super CFL Top 40 Hits of 1974, as compiled by Ron Smith, and to pay homage to a great radio station that is gone, but not forgotten.

(Note: "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John is from a 1998 release because I didn't have a copy of the '74 original.)