RIP Legendary Chicago Radio DJ, Larry Lujack

When I was first getting into the radio business a billion years ago, me and the other announcers would pass around cassettes from a company called California Aircheck.  In the pre-Internet days, this was one of the only ways we could listen to what other radio jocks were doing in faraway cities.

One guy we obsessed over was Larry Lujack out of Chicago.  He had a unique style and personality to burn.  We endlessly analyze how he did his shows on WCFL and WLS and then incorporated the best bits into our own radio personas.

Larry died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 73.  A story can be found at the Chicago Tribune.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “RIP Legendary Chicago Radio DJ, Larry Lujack

  • December 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Arriving in TO in the early 70’s, heyday of AM radio – Duke Roberts, John Rode, Scott Carpenter on 1050 chum – many more, just some guys who really stood out. Where the heck did all those chum charts go….???

  • December 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Mr. Lujack has left music to our memories.


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