Hail To The Chief: We’ll Miss You Uncle Larry

This was a bummer to hear about.  I learned that Larry Lujack, legendary “Superjock,” from Chicago, a Radio Hall of Famer and one of broadcasting’s all-time originals, has died of cancer at 73 on December 18.  An entire generation grew up listening to him , as did I.

Every morning, I would enjoy a hardy breakfast with my family and at the same time listen to the news and of course, the weather on WLS Radio.  But, there was a segment that would make you blow up with laughter.  ANIMAL STORIES!

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Thats right!  In the morning with Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards.  Otherwise known as ‘Uncle Lar’ and Lil’ Tommy’.  Check it out!

It was a segment based on the latest usual and many cases unusual animal stories across the globe.   It only lasted for ten minutes but it was a segment that many listeners waited for.  At the same time, It was the most listened to radio show in the morning.  Oh, how I miss those days.  Rest In Peace, Uncle Larry.  Thanks for the laughs.


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