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Saturday, February 24th, 2018
46 Years Ago Today

Here's another something interesting - the music bed for a radio spot that apparently aired on WCFL for WFLD Channel 32 - "Catch 32!" was the slogan, promoting their movie airings.

The "Catch 32!" slogan was used on February 25, 1972 according to newspaper records.

WFLD Channel 32 - "Catch 32!" (Radio Spot Music Bed, 1972)

Here's another something interesting - the music bed for a radio spot that apparently aired on WCFL for WFLD Channel 32 - "Catch 32!" was the slogan, promoting their movie airings.

The "Catch 32!" slogan was used on February 25, 1972 according to newspaper records.

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Were WCFL and WFLD owned by the same parent companies at that time or were they seperate corporations?
Comment posted by CelesteK on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 2:27pm.

WCFL and WFLD were never owned by the same corporation, but they both had studios in Marina City, and it wasn't unusual to see WCFL personalities popping up on WFLD (Jim Bohannan, Wanda Wells). For most of its existence, WCFL was owned by the Chicago Federation of Labor.
Comment posted by kba on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 6:39pm.

WCFL was owned by the Chicago Federation of Labor from 1926 until they sold it in 1978. It was Top 40 (the format everyone remembers) only from late 1965 until March of 1976. They then flipped to a beautiful music format while the CF of L sought to unload the station, then it went to an unsuccessful adult contemporary format around 1980. Basically they were trying to recapture the 1965-68 format with new talent and more current oldies (and it failed). They then went to an unsuccessful talk format and finally became a religious talk station when they were finally sold to become WLUP AM 1000 around 1987.
Comment posted by SuperCFL on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 7:59pm.

I do remember reading, however, that WCFC (Ch. 38, now WCPX) had a construction permit as WCFL-TV and was to have had sister ownership with WCFL radio, but in 1976 the C.P. for the TV outlet was purchased by Christian Communications of Chicagoland, under whose aegis WCFC first took to the air on May 31 of that year.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, March 23rd 2008 at 12:53am.

Ch. 38 was originally licensed as WCFL-TV. They built the transmitter and antenna on the Hancock and as far as I know except for testing purposes never aired any programing as WCFL-TV.
Comment posted by telefrank on Sunday, March 23rd 2008 at 1:02am.

From chicagotelevison.com on the birth of WCFC-TV...

In the spring of 1971, Pastor Owen C. Carr approached his church's board of directors with an inspiration. A television station dedicated to spreading the word of God and Christianity across the Chicago area. Seeing Chicago as the "City With No Doors," Carr's then congregation, The Stone Church, raised $135,000 by the end of September 1973. At the same time, Christian Communications of Chicagoland was incorporated.

By the summer of 1974, the Chicago Federation of Labor was looking for a buyer for its construction permit and five million watt transmitter for WCFL-TV, channel 38 which they had since the 1960s but never built. Receiving a letter of credit from the First National Bank of Evergreen Park, the equipment was purchased for $600,000. The transfer was approved by the FCC in November of 1975.

Comment posted by MATSYLPOFF on Monday, March 24th 2008 at 3:04pm.

I HAVE NO DOUBT I WAS TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER THIS "CATCH 32" JINGLE.I DO REMEMBER THE "KAISER ERA" 32 LOGO. VERY CUTE JINGLE! IF I WAS OF AGE THEN AND HEARD THIS,IT WOULD DEFINITELY MAKE ME CHECK OUT "W...FLD....-CATCH 32!!" LOL! SEE FUZZY,STUFF LIKE THIS BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE AND MAKES MY DAY! THANKS A MILLION! :)
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 10:19am.

TO SuperCFL: I'M JUST CURIOUS,DOES YOUR USERNAME HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT WCFL WAS YOUR FAVORITE CHICAGO STATIONS? NO JOKE!, EVER SINCE I FIRST READ ONE OF YOUR POSTS I WONDERED WHAT THE 'CFL MEANT?-JUST CURIOUS.
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 10:24am.

TO kba: YOU MENTIONED JIM BOHANNAN ON WCFL/WFLD-WOULD THAT BE THE SAME JIM BOHANNAN THAT HAS THE NATIONWIDE TALK RADIO SHOW NOW? I LISTENED TO HIM JUST LAST NIGHT ON WJNT FM 103.3 HERE IN THE JACKSON,MISSISSIPPI AREA.
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 10:36am.

69th & Stony, yes you are correct. Though, ironically, I never heard WCFL when it was the Voice Of Labor on AM 1000. All my exposure to it has been through airchecks over the years.

From about 1972 through the end of their Top 40 era in 1976, WCFL billed itself as "Super CFL".

Comment posted by SuperCFL on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 4:33pm.

Yes, that's the same Jim Bohannan. He worked at 'CFL during two different formats in the early '80's. First, during 'CFL's disastrous attempt at a news/talk format, Jim hosted the morning show with his then-wife Camille. Later, when the station switched to an adult contemporary/oldies format, Fred Winston was hired to do the morning show and Jim was his newsman. Camille shifted to afternoons during that era and worked with Dean Richards and Bob Kraft. That format only lasted a couple years (It was a little late to try a music format on the AM band), but it was one of the most entertaining stations in Chicago while it lasted.
Comment posted by kba on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 7:10pm.

I remember when Super CFL was on 104.7 FM in the early nineties as an oldies station. My parents must of liked it because of the old Call Letters and the music that was played back then.
Comment posted by Channel32watcher on Wednesday, December 31st 2008 at 6:58pm.

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