WLS Survey Masthead 1963-1966

WLS Started Broadcasting Rock 'n Roll May 2, 1960

Fall 1961 Jocks

Fall 1961 Jocks

Welcome to my collection of WLS Surveys, which is definitely incomplete, as I didn't start collecting until late 1963. Because I did not live in the Chicago area, I had to send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WLS to have copies sent to me. That actually worked out real well, considering that I moved about 5 times during the length of when I collected the surveys.

It is a little known fact that I was a DJ on Radio 89 for 11 months. What, you never heard me? You sure would have, if you were at Adak, Alaska, during July, 1970, thru May, 1971. The AM radio station at the Navy military base was also on 890 kHz. I had a weekend radio show (wasn't my main job).

I am willing to trade even up for surveys that I do not have, trading surveys that I have more than 3 copies of. I might trade a survey if I only have 3 copies. I am specifically looking for surveys starting with the first one ever released and to fill in holes in the collection. Send me e-mail via the link below to discuss details.

The survey web pages are under construction, as the surveys are still being scanned.

Select the year from the following list:

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972

WLS Survey Mastheads

1960 Masthead 1960 Masthead #2 1961 Masthead
10/14/60 10/15/60 1/27/62
1964 Masthead 1966a Masthead 1966b Masthead
2/21/64 only 1/07/66 4/22/66 & 9/01/67
1967 Masthead 1967 Masthead 1967-68 Masthead
5/05/67 11/03/67 12/01/67
1968-70 Masthead 1970-71 Masthead 1971 Masthead
12/29/67 7/20/70 4/05/71
April 2019 Fool Survey

The dates listed are when the masthead started to be used. The "CHCAGO'S AUTHENTIC RADIO RECORD SURVEY" text changed from a bold sans-serif to a regular sans-serif. I do not know when they first started using the regular sans-serif. Then, sometime in 1961 they changed the spacing to spread out the words to match the edges of the survey listing's text. Some day I might determine that. The surveys were scanned @ 300/1200dpi, front and back (when possible). The mastheads were scanned @ 1200dpi, changed to 100dpi @ 1000px wide, transparent.

The first two mastheads are not part of my collection. I obtained the scans from the net, so no 1000px image is available. Thanks to Jack Levine for the info as to when the 3rd masthead was first introduced.

WLS Disc Jockeys

Air Time DJ Photo First Survey Started/Left
6:00am-9:00am Jim Dunbar unknown May 2, 1960/
10:00am-12:00pm
Monday thru Saturday
Jim Dunbar image 9/02/61
Jim Dunbar image 1/13/62
10:00am-12:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
9:00am-12:00pm Saturday
Jim Dunbar image 3/17/62
10:00am-12:00pm
Monday thru Saturday
Jim Dunbar image 5/05/62
Jim Dunbar image 8/18/62
10:00am-12:00pm Ed Grennan Ed Grennan image Left before
surveys started
May 2, 1960/
Died 2000
12:30pm-3:00pm
Monday thru Saturday
Mort Crowley
unknown May 2, 1960/
Died 1995
6:30am-9:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Mort Crowley image 12/31/60
6:00am-9:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Mort Crowley image 12/23/61
Mort Crowley image 2/24/62
Mort Crowley image 6/30/62
3:00pm-6:30pm Sam Holman
unknown May 2, 1960/1962
Died 1986
7:15pm-9:00pm
Monday thru Saturday
Gene Taylor Gene Taylor image 10/14/60 May 2, 1960/1971
Died Oct 1996
3:00pm-6:30pm
Monday thru Friday
and
3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Gene Taylor image 12/09/61
Gene Taylor image 3/03/62
Gene Taylor image 5/26/62
6:00am-9:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Gene Taylor image 1/12/62
10:00am-12:00pm
Monday thru Saturday
Gene Taylor image 10/04/63
Gene Taylor image 11/22/63
11:00am-12:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday
Gene Taylor image 4/09/65
9:00pm-12:00am
Monday thru Sunday
Dick Biondi Dick Biondi image 11/12/60 May 2, 1960/May 2, 1963
Dick Biondi image 1/25/63
12:00am-5:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Bob Hale Bob Hale image 12/03/60 May 3, 1960/April 1964
7:30pm-9:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Bob Hale image 4/28/62
7:30pm-9:30pm
Monday thru Saturday
and
6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Bob Hale image 6/09/62
10:00am-12:00pm
Monday thru Saturday
and
7:30pm-9:30pm
Monday thru Friday
and
6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Bob Hale image 3/22/63
3:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday thru Saturday
Bob Hale image 8/30/63
Bob Hale image 12/06/63
12:30pm-3:00pm
Monday thru Sunday
Art Roberts Art Roberts image 11/26/60 Fall 1960/1971
Died 3/06/2002
Art Roberts image 1/20/62
Art Roberts image 3/10/62
Art Roberts image 6/16/62
9:00pm-12:00am
Sunday thru Saturday
Art Roberts image 9/13/63
Art Roberts image 12/20/63
9:00pm-12:00am
Monday thru Saturday
and
10:00pm-12:00am Sunday
Art Roberts image 3/19/65
Art Roberts image 9/02/66
12:00am-5:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Clark Weber Clark Weber image 10/28/61 Sept 18, 1961/1969
Died 3/07/2020
Clark Weber image 5/19/62
3:00pm-6:30pm
Monday thru Saturday
and
3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Clark Weber image 1/19/63
6:00am-9:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Clark Weber image 7/05/63
Clark Weber image 11/15/63
6:00am-10:00am
Monday thru Friday
and
6:00am-9:00am Saturday
Clark Weber image 4/02/65
6:00am-10:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Clark Weber image 10/08/65
Clark Weber image 9/30/66
12:00am-5:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Joe Kelley Joe Kelley image 2/22/63 1963/1963
Joe Kelley image 4/05/63
12:00am-5:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Don Phillips Don Phillips image 8/09/63 1963/Fall 1967
Don Phillips image 12/27/63
12:00am-5:00am
Tuesday thru Sunday
Don Phillips image 3/26/65
Don Phillips image 7/29/66
12:30pm-3:00pm
Sunday thru Saturday
Bernie Allen Bernie Allen image 8/23/63 1963/
12:30pm-3:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
12:00pm-3:00pm Saturday
and
12:15pm-3:00pm Sunday
Bernie Allen image 11/29/63
11:00-12:00pm
12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
10:00am-12:00pm
12:15-2:00pm
Saturday
and
12:00:pm-2:00pm Sunday
Bernie Allen image 9/10/65
11:00-2:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
and
12:00:pm-2:00pm Sunday
Bernie Allen image 3/11/66
Bernie Allen image 8/26/66
10:00-2:00pm
Monday thru Sunday
Bernie Allen image 12/29/67
7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday thru Saturday
Ron Riley Ron Riley image 9/06/63 1963/1969
7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday thru Saturday
Ron Riley image 10/25/63
7:30pm-9:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Ron Riley image 12/13/63
7:30pm-9:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday
and
7:00pm-8:30pm Sunday
Ron Riley image 4/30/65
7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
6:30pm-9:00pm Saturday
and
6:30pm-8:30PM Sunday
Ron Riley image 10/29/65
7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday thru Friday
and
6:30pm-9:00pm Saturday
and
6:30pm-8:30PM Sunday
Ron Riley image 9/16/66
New Beatles image
3:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday thru Saturday
Dex Card Dex Card image 5/08/64 May 1964/June 1967
Dex Card image 8/14/64
2:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday thru Saturday
Dex Card image 9/03/65
Dex Card image 9/23/66

DJs image
DJs image
2:00pm-6:00pm
Monday thru Sunday
Larry Lujack Larry Lujack image 10/06/67 June 1967/early July 1972
and
9/16/76 / 8/28/87
The last day WLS played music was 8/28/87
Died 12/18/13
12:00am-5:00am
Monday thru Saturday
Jerry Kay Jerry Kay image 11/03/67 Fall 1967/1971
Died 9/25/2005
DJs image
DJs image

Because I am missing so many early surveys, the first survey listings for DJs is based upon what I have.

The first survey listing is the date the survey first lists the air time and/or the photo.

After Bob Hale was fired, Ron Riley played the survey songs until Dex Card arrived.

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