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A Profile of Radio Personality Larry Lujack


Larry Lujack, Radio Personality

Larry Lujack, Radio Personality

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Personal: Born June 6, 1940 in Iowa. His real name was Larry Blankenburg. Lujack attended the College of Idaho and Washington State University. Lujack died of cancer on December 18, 2013 at age 73. He is survived by his wife, Judith.

Radio: Lujack began his career in 1958 at KCID, Caldwell, Idaho.

From there he worked at KNEW, Seattle - KRPL, Moscow, Idaho - KOL, Seattle in 1963 - KJR, Seattle from April 1964 to September 1966 - WMEX, Boston in 1966 - WCFL, Chicago for 4 months in 1967 - WLS between 1967 until 1972 - WCFL from July 1972 to March, 1976 - back to WLS from September 1976 until his retirement in August, 1987.

Lujack's retirement came not long after his son from his first marriage was killed in a traffic mishap. Lujack was convinced to come out of retirement in 2000 to work, via an ISDN line from New Mexico, where he lives.

His real notoriety came from his stints at WLS-AM and WCFL-AM in Chicago. He came to be known as "Superjock" during this time.

Claim to Fame: "Klunk letter of the day" and "Animal Stories"

Awards: Larry Lujack was inducted into the Illinois Broadcaster Association's Hall of Fame in June 2002.

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