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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chickenman Returns!


In celebration of its one year anniversary, is having a "Voice of Labor Day Weekend". The station plays jingles authorized by TM Studios as well as classic Chicagoland commercials and features. Also included are "Un-telescoped" song intros and outros over newly inserted stereo versions of songs by some of the station greats including Larry Lujack, Barney Pip, Big Ron O'Brien, Joel Sebastian, Clark Weber, Ron Britan with more to come. The Radio-Ranch's Dick Orkin has authorized the presentation of classic Chickenman episodes. The Batman spoof series features the exploits of mild-mannered shoe salesman Benton Harbor and his fowl attempts to fight crime and save the environment. The programs were produced in the mid-60's.

WCFL AM-1000 in Chicago was a major force in Top-40 radio and battled head to head with"The Big 89" WLS-AM 890.  While WLS was owned by ABC, WCFL was the only radio station owned by a labor union with call letters meaning  Chicago Federation of Labor.

PD J.R. Russ says building this "salute" station became a "labor of love" and the Classic Hits formatted "Cyber CFL" began broadcasting last year with the slogan Where Chicago's Favorites Live. The 24/7 programming is available at and from platforms with embedded players like TuneIn, RadioShaker, Nobex, Shoutcast and others as well as hardware devices like Roku and Sonos. J.R. is also looking for former staffers, radio people and even fans of the station to record favorite memories of WCFL as well as to attempt the exciting "double punch" Top of the hour ID.  For more contact

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