WLS-FM

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For the Philippine radio station, see article DWLS.
For the radio station in The Village, Oklahoma, see WWLS-FM.


WLS-FM 94.7 FM is a Chicago oldies radio station playing the hits of the late '50s, through the early '80s. It is owned by Citadel Broadcasting, following the 2007 sale of ABC Radio (now Citadel Media) and its stations by Disney. The station switched to oldies on September 26, 2005, first carrying only syndicated "The True Oldies Channel" programming, but later adding local personalities including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame disc jockeys John Landecker, Scott Shannon, Dick Biondi, along with Greg Brown and Danny Lake. The station's official callsign changed to WLS-FM again on June 26, 2008.

History

94.7 began in the 1950s as WENR-FM, simulcasting the audio of sister TV station WBKB-TV, as well as programming classical and Broadway theatre show tunes. The station was operated out of a broom closet with minimal personnel in hopes that FM broadcasting would grow.

In 1965, WENR-FM became WLS-FM with a beautiful music format broadcasting in stereo from noon to midnight as well as Blackhawks home games. By 1968, WLS-FM expanded its hours on the air from 6 a.m. to midnight, simulcasting sister AM WLS's Clark Weber morning show from 6 to 8 a.m. and carrying Don McNeill's Breakfast Club from 8 to 9 a.m.

In the summer of 1968, WLS-FM experimented with a...
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