Edition #1301
Week of June 23, 2024

Station: WCFL Chcago
Date: June 6, 1974
Time: 41:45 (unscoped)


Two great jocks, one great station.

Bob Dearborn jocked at WCFL from 1970 to its demise as a Top 40 station six years later (he was asked to stay on when the station switched to beautiful music in 1976 but declined). It was a major highlight of a career that saw him get his start in 1960 when as a 15-year-old, he did weekends at CKOC Hamilton.

 Dearborn worked all over the dial and continent after that, with stops in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Cleveland, St. Louis, Providence, Detroit, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, and Toronto. He also hosted "Night Time America", the first live, daily, satellite-delivered music show in radio history.

Tom Murphy also has a long resume. Much of his career was spent in Los Angeles, where he jocked at KRLA, KIIS (twice), KFI, KGIL, KJQI and KGRB. He was also heard in Cleveland (WIXY), Seattle (KJR), Portland, Oregon (KISN) and another Chicago station (WRLL). He got the nickname "World Famous" after originally just using "Famous" but decided he needed something even bigger.

Enjoy Tom Murphy and Bob Dearborn on WCFL (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Tom Murphy and Bob Dearborn on WCFL (SCOPED) here.

(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

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