Edition #1283
Week of February 18, 2024


Station: WLS Chicago
Date: February 2, 1972
Time: 59:58 (unscoped)
         22:16 (scoped)

Mellow-voiced Joel Sebastian was much in demand as a radio host in the '60s and '70s.

The Detroit native jocked in his hometown at WXYZ, before moving to Chicago where he jocked at eight different stations, including WIND, WLS, WCFL, WGN, WMJK-FM and WMAQ. He was also heard in Los Angeles at KLAC, in New York at WINS, WNEW, WNBC, WHN and WKHK, and in Cleveland at KYW, plus stations in Dallas and New Haven, Conn.

The multi-talented Sebastian worked in a variety of formats, including Top 40, country, easy listening and classical. His trademark at WCFL was starting off his morning show by saying, "Good morning Chicago, baby," and then playing Jack Jones' rendition of "My KInd of Town."

Sebastian died in January 17. 1986 at the age of 53. He suffered from colin cancer and pneumonia.

Enjoy Joel Sebastian on WLS (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Joel Sebastian on WLS (SCOPED) here.


(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

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