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WVON - Bill 'Butterball' Crane aircheck - August 1967

This is a very special aircheck from one Chicago's most special and overlooked DJs: WVON-AM's Bill "Butterball" Crane. "Butterball" was phenomenal at doing fast & fun intros and outros of songs. He also liked to cut into songs whenever he pleased, making jokes at the lyrics, singing along, or adding sound effects (including one of woman enjoying herself a bit too much). Crane's shows were always fast-paced, always funny, always entertaining. He would rip & tease the engineers, his fellow DJs, and his bosses throughout the show, but it was all done in jest, as he was very much loved by his co-workers. This particular aircheck comes from late August 1967 and has about 30 minutes of "Butterball" doing his act, taken from a three hour shift. Crane was filling in for Joe Cobb's shift (and you'll hear him mention Cobb a few times), but still did his own style of show. Also heard on this audio clip is Roy Wood delivering the news and Bernadine Washington's "On The Scene" report. (Running time: 30:17)


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