WLS History

If you were a kid anywhere from Ontario to Texas, from Colorado to North Carolina in the 1970’s, odds are you had a radio in your room or in your car that was set to tune in 890 on the AM dial. That was the home of WLS radio out of Chicago.
When I was freelancing, I wrote a piece on WLS that I sold several times. You can view it here. I have received a ton of feedback from various sources who shared my magical experience of hearing great rock and roll every night, when the station would crank up the output on their transmitter.
Today’s FamilyFirst site celebrates the history of this great radio station, from its earliest Sears/Roebuck owned days (WLS – World’s Largest Store – get it?) through its Prairie Farmer days (Red Foley, Gene Autrey, George Goebel and Pat Buttram appeared live, among others) to the day when these immortal words were uttered:

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Merry Christmas on Prince Edward Island

Today at the Family First site, we visit a site that is best remembered as the location for several childern’s books, and a popular television show. But the season of Chrismas is celebrated here, with local traditions and customs.

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NORAD Santa Tracker

Here it is, that magical time of the year that makes us all young at heart again. The arrival of Santa Claus is eagerly anticipated world wide. But when will he be at your house, you ask? Well, with the help of today’s Family First site, you won’t be left to wondering. This is one of our annual Santa sites that we visit, and our past sites have been visited so many times in the past few days, we thought we would update it for this year. This year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary, which, by my calculations, makes them older than the Internet.

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Christmas on Prince Edward Island

Today we visit as site that is best remembered as the location for several childern’s books, and a popular television show. But the season of Chrismas is celebrated here, with local traditions and customs. The site is called Christmas on Prince Edward Island, know as the setting for the “Anne of Green Gables” books, and … Read more…

Norad Santa Tracker

Here it is, that magical time of the year that makes us all young at heart again. The arrival of Santa Claus is eagerly anticipated world wide. But when will he be at your house, you ask? Well, with the help of today’s Family Site, you won’t be left to wondering. Today’s site is the … Read more…