Reference Book To WCFL-AM Chicago Char


Released on = May 10, 2007, 10:01 am

Press Release Author = Ron Smith

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = \"WCFL Chicago Top 40 Charts 1965-1976\" lists, by title and
artist, every tune that charted on the WCFL-AM weekly music surveys in the Windy

Press Release Body = (Chicago, IL, May 10, 2007)- iUniverse, Inc., the leading
provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today the release
of Ron Smith's latest reference book, \"WCFL Chicago Top 40 Charts 1965-1976\". \"WCFL
Chicago Top 40 Charts 1965-1976\" lists, by title and artist, every tune that charted
on the WCFL-AM weekly music surveys in the Windy City from the first chart in late
1965 through the final survey in February of 1976 (less than a month before the
station itself stopped playing top 40 music altogether). Over 2,400 songs,
approximately 450 of which can\'t be found in Smith's companion WLS books. WCFL\'s
status as Chicago\'s second great top 40 radio station should in no way diminish the
memory of what it accomplished and the enjoyment it brought to the city in a little
over a decade- a decade that can truly be called the \"golden age of Chicago top 40
radio.\" Combining high energy, attitude and musical daring, WCFL even managed at one
point to dethrone perennial top 40 powerhouse WLS-AM. Re-live the days of \"The Voice
of Labor\" with these rankings of the top songs of each year, the top artists and
songs of the decade and a listing of every #1 hit. For those who grew up in the
Windy City or are fans of Chicago radio, \"WCFL Chicago Top 40 Charts 1965-1976\" is
an essential reference.

About the author
Ron Smith has been involved in oldies radio for over 35 years as a disk jockey,
program and music director, most recently as the Music Director and Evening DJ at
Real Oldies 1690 in Chicago. He also served for more than eight years as Music
Director of WJMK-FM, Oldies 104.3 in the Windy City. He was Senior Music Programmer
of Internet Radio for and created and hosted streaming channels for, including the Net\'s only all-Elvis station. His \'50s Hits and \'60s
Hits channels are currently enjoyed on And since 1995, he has delighted
fans of \'50s, \'60s and \'70s music with the Internet\'s premiere oldies Web site- Smith is the author of three reference books of the WLS and
WYTZ Silver Dollar Surveys- \"Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969\", \"1970-1979\" and
\"1980-1990\". He resides in suburban Chicago with his vast music and book libraries.

About \"WCFL Chicago Top 40 Charts 1965-1976\"
Publication: April, 2007
ISBN: 0-595-43180-1
Price: $19.95
248 pages
To order, call: 1-800-AUTHORS or go to

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