|The Radio Department and the Office of Alumni Relations present Chicagojournalist Bob Sirott (B.A. '71) hosting a conversation with radio Hallof Famers Dick Biondi and Herb Kent. Don't miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the duo’s illustrious careers in radio!|
Once known as the number one disc jockey in the nation, Dick Biondi, 77, became a beloved radio personality over years of working in Chicago and most recognized for his work on the True Oldies Channel WLS-FM. Chicago native Herb Kent, 81, holds the Guinness record of having the longest career by a deejay in radio and is not slowing down, he still works a Sunday afternoon oldies shift on Chicago’s WVAZ-FM.
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Dick Biondi began his broadcasting career in upstate New York at WCBA-AM. He moved to Chicago in 1960 to work at WLS-AM. In the early 1960s, Biondi became the nation’s number 1 disc jockey by averaging a 60 share of the Chicago audience. Biondi was inducted in the Museum of Broadcast Communications Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.
Herb Kent, who began at Chicago’s WVON-AM in the 1960s, has a career that has spanned 65 years on radio. In 1995, Kent was inducted into the Museum of Broadcast Communications Radio Hall of Fame. Kent officially set the Guinness World Record in October 2009 for "having the longest career by a deejay in radio history."