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Larry Lujack 1940-2013
http://www.robertfeder.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Robert Feder

Posted on 12/18/2013 7:52:36 PM PST by John W

Legendary “Superjock” Larry Lujack, a Radio Hall of Famer and one of broadcasting’s all-time greats, has died of cancer at 73.

He had been battling esophageal cancer for the last year and was in hospice care in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he died Wednesday.

More to come.

(Excerpt) Read more at robertfeder.com ...


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1 posted on 12/18/2013 7:52:36 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

Wow .. there’s a name from my past!

RIP Larry ..


2 posted on 12/18/2013 7:57:44 PM PST by pamlet
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To: John W

RIP Larry. I did not know you but you have left a large void on the airwaves. You also appeared to be a lover of fun, God Bless you.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 7:58:02 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: John W

I used to listen to “Animal Stories” with Uncle Larre and Little Tommy. Hilarious. RIP Mr. Lujack—you will be missed.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 7:58:19 PM PST by rbg81
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To: John W

I used to listen to him on WLS. A long time ago.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 7:58:51 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: John W

What I heard was that Rush Limbaugh patterned his delivery after Lujack—used sarcasm, etc. How did Larry feel? He hated, hated, HATED Rush, to quote Roger Ebert. Some are saying online the likes of David Letterman and Bill Murray were influenced by him, too; have heard he used the name
Johnny Lujack when at WMEX, Boston.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 7:59:02 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: John W

First it was Don Wade. Now it’s Lujack. Chicago is losing its radio talent.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 8:00:45 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius
First it was Don Wade. Now it’s Lujack. Chicago is losing its radio talent.

You can add Jerry G. Bishop to that list. He died this year, too.

8 posted on 12/18/2013 8:03:25 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: Publius

Dick Biondi survives!


9 posted on 12/18/2013 8:05:21 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: John W

For a small town kid, listening to WLS was a huge thing. It connected you with the world.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 8:18:38 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Who was the DJ that played happy birthday on the anniversary of the atomic bomb?


11 posted on 12/18/2013 8:26:33 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: John W

WLS and Lujack are forever in my history. RIP. Mr Lujack, you brought many hours of listening pleasure to a few generations!


12 posted on 12/18/2013 8:28:16 PM PST by originalbuckeye (quality)
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To: meatloaf

Bob Dayton


13 posted on 12/18/2013 8:28:52 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: John W
AM radio, ‘68 Barracuda, Larry Lujack, Rural Illinois.
14 posted on 12/18/2013 8:31:17 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: BipolarBob

WLS or WCFL all day every day ...


15 posted on 12/18/2013 8:32:00 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: John W

Awww. The sound of my teenage years is gone. RIP, Larry. WLS could never be as good without you.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 9:02:47 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: John W
Aw, damn....

Like many I grew up listening to Uncle Lar, and followed him all the way to his reincarnated last gig with Little Tommy at "Real Oldies 1690" until it went away. Even after being away from radio for 20 years, he still had "it". One of the great jocks from the music radio era, who will live forever in our memories.

And now, for a shiny new dime, how does a chinchillla spell relief? To learn the answer, listen to "Animal Stories", the comic bit that Lujack was best known for, and which will still have you in stitches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT-D6Tzw46I


17 posted on 12/18/2013 9:19:45 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

There are lots of airchecks but if you want to hear what real radio sounded like ca. 1977, here’s one with Larry Lujack in the air chair at the Rock of Chicago, WLS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHIhNLFq6Qk


18 posted on 12/18/2013 9:32:31 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: John W

RIP.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 9:32:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: John W

WLS Chicago Larry Lujack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_rhnKYI0b8


20 posted on 12/18/2013 9:34:33 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: bigbob

Ya beat me to it Bob...

At least we didn’t post links to the same YouTube clip :-)


21 posted on 12/18/2013 9:36:56 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: JennysCool
Good-bye ole Uncle Lar...those were fun times. And may Dick Biondi continue to play those oldies as when I first heard him on WLS so many years ago...
22 posted on 12/18/2013 10:30:42 PM PST by itssme
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Larry was one of my favorites on KJR 950 in Seattle back in the early sixties. That must have been one of his first real top 50 stations. Larry, along with Lan Roberts (passed away) and Pat O’Day, who is still around out here - KJR had a good line-up.

Godspeed, Larry.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 11:45:32 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: beelzepug

http://airchexx.com/2011/05/06/larry-lujack-kjr-seattle-1966/


24 posted on 12/19/2013 12:05:32 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: John W

Just out of college, I had a night shift gig at a drugstore in Chicagoland. At 5am it was time for Uncle Lar, but on 12/8/1980 Uncle Lar launched a stirring tribute show to the now late John Lennon. I always wanted an “animal stories mobile unit” bumper sticker, to capture the “inter-mingling of the species”


25 posted on 12/19/2013 2:47:09 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: John W

“Animal Stories” was a result of WLS’s heritage as a station targeted at rural audiences - when they switched over to a rock format, they kept a token “farm report”, which eventually dropped into Lujack’s lap.

And then when they dropped the vestigial farm stuff altogether, Lujack missed the sometimes whacky stuff that would show up there - so he’d dig up his own material as “Animal Stories”.

And the folks who wanted a real farm report still had Orion Samuelson on WGN.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 4:16:58 AM PST by Stosh
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To: beelzepug

KJR 1966
http://airchexx.com/2013/12/19/larry-lujack-kjr-seattle-1966/


27 posted on 12/19/2013 7:19:11 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Didn’t my link work? I wonder why.


28 posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:34 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: itssme

Amen!


29 posted on 12/19/2013 9:05:07 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: John W; Condor51; PhilCollins

Link to live feed for Roe and Roeper.
wlsam.com/...click on “listen live”

Satrts 14:00 CST today.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 11:24:50 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Publius

Wow, I didn’t know that Don Wade had died. Used to listen to him every morning when I lived there. Even Roma’s little red book quote once in a while.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 4:11:25 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: CrazyIvan
AM radio, ‘68 Barracuda, Larry Lujack, Rural Illinois.

Wow, close. 1980, '68 Valiant, Larry and Tommy Animal Stories, Rural Illinois.

32 posted on 12/19/2013 4:19:20 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: CrazyIvan

By the way, I was only 15, I got my first car when I was 14. The benefits of living in the country. lol


33 posted on 12/19/2013 4:20:48 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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