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WCFL Jocks Say Goodbye 03/15/76

It was on this very day, 35 years ago, that rock & roll died on WCFL-AM, bringing an end to Chicago's AM rock radio wars of WLS & WCFL. It was on Monday, March 15th, 1976 that WCFL played its final day of rock music, after almost 11 years of doing so previously. The following day, the station on AM 1000 became a "beautiful music" station. On this audio clip, you can hear all of the station's rock DJ's say their goodbyes to fans on "Super CFL's" last few hours of existence. You will hear Jim Bernard Hebel, Tim Kelly, Dickie Shannon, Michael Scott, Bob Dearborn, and Larry Lujack. (Only Lujack stayed with the station to spin music on the new format.) Additionally, commercials for WBBM-FM & WDAI-FM can be heard, asking fans to flip over to FM to continue to hear rock & roll. (Running time: 6:24)

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