Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Turn It Up: Radio Tales 1946-1996

Bob Shannon's book about radio, which comes out on e-book August 16th through Eckhartz Press, features the greatest personalities to ever sit before the microphone. Among those superstars is Dick Biondi.

Bob reviews Dick's entire career, but the highlight for Chicago fans is a pretty great recollection of Dick's first stint at WLS-AM 890 from 1960-1963. During those years Dick was twice named Disc Jockey of the Year.

The book covers what Dick said to a weary Chicago the night it appeared we were headed for nuclear war, and he also explains what really happened when Dick left the station. It has nothing to do with a notorious joke (ask your mom about it...she probably knows the joke Dick supposedly said, even though he never actually did).

This Biondi retrospective is only one of the 58 (!) featured in "Turn it Up: Radio Tales 1946-1996". The e-book will be available for download on August 16.