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WLS Musicradio 89 - Larry Lujack - "Animal Stories" (Commercial, 1980)

Here's a fun promo for Larry Lujack and his "Animal Stories" with Little Tommy mornings on WLS Musicradio 89.

These were the glory days of Chicago Radio. :-)

This commercial aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, April 7th, 1980.

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Wonder if someone still has the van. :')
Comment posted by BabyBear on Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 4:43am.

Dog gonna be OK, Uncle Lar?
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 6:55am.

There was another ad where you see him IN the tank at Shedd Aquarium. I remember we went there when that commercial was still popular and when there was a caretaker in the tank my dad said, "Hey, it's Larry Lujack!" and a buncha kids standing there believed him.
Comment posted by kietdoke on Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 4:25pm.

I can tell you the van is no more!
Comment posted by Menutia on Wednesday, March 18th 2009 at 9:23pm.

I used to listen to Animal Stories religiously as a kid. I loved the humor and the back and forth banter of Uncle Lar and Little "Snotnose" Tommy. Good times!
Comment posted by Psyberwolf on Tuesday, August 11th 2009 at 1:24am.

I had an Animal Stories album when I was a kid. I listened to the one about the headless chicken over and over again.
Comment posted by dayna on Friday, August 21st 2009 at 8:19am.

I remember this commercial. Wasn't this shown in 1982 or 1983 too?
Comment posted by onehotmomma66 on Wednesday, February 17th 2010 at 9:40pm.

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