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