Clark Weber's Rock and Roll Radio: The Fun Years, 1955-1975

Clark Weber's Rock and Roll Radio: The Fun Years, 1955-1975

by Clark Weber
     
 

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Clark Weber was one of the most popular disc jockeys on Chicago AM radio in the 1960s and 1970s, including stints at WLS and WCFL. The book includes stories about how he got into radio, first on several Wisconsin stations, and then, in 1961, he came to WLS in Chicago. He became program director and a star disc jockey at WLS, one of the nation's most powerful (50,000

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Clark Weber was one of the most popular disc jockeys on Chicago AM radio in the 1960s and 1970s, including stints at WLS and WCFL. The book includes stories about how he got into radio, first on several Wisconsin stations, and then, in 1961, he came to WLS in Chicago. He became program director and a star disc jockey at WLS, one of the nation's most powerful (50,000 watt) and influential rock and roll radio stations. After going to WCFL, he finished a 50 year career on radio as talk-radio host at WJJD and WIND in Chicago during the 1980s. Along with Dick Biondi, Clark was one of the best known deejays in the country, and this book includes stories about his memories and about the major singing stars of those days, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Monkees, Paul Revere and The Raiders, the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, Bobby Darin, Sonny and Cher, and many others.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
In addition to scores of never-before-published photos from Weber's personal collection, the book includes a bonus CD of voices, jingles, commercials and other rare treasures of the era.
For anyone who grew up when the baby-boom entertainment world revolved around the Silver Dollar Survey each week and who and what was on WLS (and, for a time, WCFL), this book is a warm and nostalgic joy ride."
—Robert Feder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979789229
Publisher:
Chicago's Neighborhoods, Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
Book with CD
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,228,322
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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