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A Profile of Radio Personality Dick Biondi

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Dick Biondi, Radio Personality

Dick Biondi, Radio Personality

Photo: undated publicity photo
Born: September 13, 1932 in Endicott, New York.

Radio: As many deejays of his era, Biondi worked a succession of jobs starting in Corning, New York at WCBA-AM 1350. He soon moved through the business like a speeding train with stops at KYSL/Alexandria, Louisiana; WHOT-AM/Youngstown; WKBW-AM/Buffalo; WEBR-AM/Buffalo; WLS/Chicago; KRLA-AM/Los Angeles; WCFL-AM/Chicago; WBZ-AM/Boston; WSAI-AM/Cincinnati; and WNMB/North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Biondi was "rediscovered" in North Myrtle Beach when featured on a "where are they now" type of TV program which aired in Chicago. He subsequently was hired at WBBM-FM/Chicago, WJMK-FM/Chicago and WLS-FM/Chicago.

Dick Biondi is still doing the evening show on oldies-formatted WLS-FM 94.7FM from 7 - 11 p.m. (Central Time).

Claim to Fame: Biondi was one of a handful of deejays who came up in Top 40 radio during the 1950s and 1960s when 50,000 watt AM powerhouse operations had a significant amount of influence on teenagers, the music industry, and pop culture.

Claim to Fame: Biondi introduced the Rolling Stones at their Hollywood Bowl concerts

Awards: Dick Biondi was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.

Online: Biondi has a page at the WLS-FM website.

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