Puget Sound Radio thanks Steve Simpson for providing this Fred Winston aircheck from WLS in Chicago, and our friend Mark Summers for putting it all together in this video presentation.
89 WLS Chicago back in 1972
Fred Winston, one of the most famous radio personalities in Chicago history. Winston splits his time between Chicago and his ranch in southern Michigan. Fred Winston, is a Chicago radio legend, who began his career on Chicago radio as an afternoon DJ spinning the hits on WLS back in 1971. After almost six years there, he started his trek all across the Chicago radio dial, with stops at…
WMAQ…WFYR…WCFL back to WLS…WJMK…WLUP…WPNT…WXXY and WJMK-FM/WJMK-HD2.
His time in radio came to an end after CBS Radio decided to remove the entire staff at Oldies 104.3 to make way for Jack-FM, and sent all of the big name talents to do Oldies radio on the WJMK-HD2 station. A year later, in July of 2006, CBS Radio fired all of the DJs from the HD-2 station. Since then Fred Winston did some freelance work for WGN-AM and filled in at WLS-FM, until getting the call to rejoin the station in the summer of last year.