The photo above is a nice headshot of Franklyn MacCormack. I'm Bill Bro, a former broadcaster and radio station owner, with several decades of on-air experience. Thanks for visiting "The Torch Is Burning..." a tribute to the vocal styling of the late Franklyn MacCormack. Our www.Live365.com broadcast (wgn720) features various selections recorded by this broadcasting legend, who for decades dominated the airwaves overnight on WGN Radio (720 AM), Chicago. For a dozen years, the All-Night Meisterbrau Showcase featured easy listening music and Mr. MacCormack's recitations of poetry, until his death in 1971. For a more comprehensive overview, please see http://wgngold.com/people/maccormack-franklyn.htm. Here, you'll find some additional audio gems, as well as more in-depth information.
I was a bit of an oddity among teenagers growing up in suburban Chicago in the 1960s, because of my fondness for WGN Radio (most certainly not the station of choice for those enamored of early Rock 'n' Roll) and its wonderful personalities, including Eddie Hubbard, Wally Phillips, Cliff Mercer, Dick Lashbrook (who later would become one of my closest friends), and many others too numerous to mention. Behind-the-scenes unsung WGN heroes included audio engineer Marshall Jewell and Harold Turner (a "record turner" who played the organ and spun the turntables that provided additional music and commercials).
If you have recordings or memories to share on this Live365.com station, please feel free to pass them along to me for possible inclusion here and help us to continue to keep the torch burning.