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Edition #890 June 19, 2016 DICK BIONDI WLS CHICAGO JUNE 7, 1960 (UNSCOPED)
WLS began aiming their programming at teenagers in the spring of 1960 with the switch to Top 40. But they didn't forget the adults.
This aircheck of Dick Biondi contains a lot of tunes more suited for a grown-up audience than the kids. Bobby Darin's "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey", Frankie Avalon's "Tuxedo Junction", Andy Williams' "Do You Mind", Ella Fitzgerald's "I'm Through With Love" and Percy Faith are all heard along with a somewhat subdued Biondi. Definitely not teenage fare! Could it be in the 11 p.m. hour they assumed the kids were in bed and only the adults were listening? That's our theory.
Enjoy Dick Biondi on WLS from
June 7, 1960 (UNSCOPED)
... in the
Aircheck of the Week!
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