Edition #1253
Week of July 9, 2023


Station: WLS Chicago
Date: December 1962
Time: 42:51 (unscoped)
      18:14 (scoped)

When Dick Biondi arrived at WLS in 1960, no one knew this would be the beginning of a more than half-century love affair with the Windy City.

Biondi spent most of the rest of his career in Chicago, with sidesteps to Los Angeles, Boston, Cincinnati and an 11-year stay at WNMB North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (which gave him a chance to work on his golf game).

Biondi returned to Chicago to stay in 1984, when he arrived first at WBBM-FM then WJMK-FM. After that station ended its oldies format in 2005, he later resurfaced at True Oldies 95.7 (WZZN) which later became WLS-FM. It proved to be final stop in a 67-year career for Biondi, which began in 1951 at WCBA Corning, New York.

Dick Biondi died June 26, 2023 at age 90.

Enjoy Dick Biondi at WLS (UNSCOPED) here.

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(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)


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