Mister Softee, Inc., was founded in 1956 in Philadelphia by two Philadelphia-born brothers, William Conway (né William Aloysius Conway; 1922–2004) and James Conway (né James Francis Conway; 1927–2006).
Rice Krispies (known as Rice Bubbles in Australia
The show's original title was Screaming Yellow Theater with host Svengoolie. The title was derived from Screaming Yellow Zonkers, a yellow, sugary glazed popcorn snack, first produced in the 1960s. It wasn't until the revival that the show title and host's name were one and the same.
Between 1963 and 1965, WLS was the only Top 40 station in Chicago. This situation was unusual, as most major cities had two or even three stations featuring pop music. Consequently, WLS had become somewhat complacent as it had no real competitors.
Tom Naples Fruit and Vegetable Market stood on North Avenue, in Melrose Park, from 1938 until 1985. They sold produce from April through October, but Mr.
On May 2, 1960, at 6 a.m., WLS went full-time Rock and Roll/Top 40. Mort Crowley was the first disc jockey under the new format, and the first song played was "Alley-Oop" by the Hollywood Argyles, four full weeks before it debuted on the Hot 100.
WVON originated from the acquisition of WHFC-1450AM, a 1,000-watt station licensed to Cicero, Illinois, by Leonard and Phil Chess, the owners of Chess Records, a successful record label, which produced mega-hits for local artists such as Muddy Waters, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, and others.