NAB says DJ Larry Lujack, “Lawrence of Chicago,” will be inducted into its Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB convention in April.
Lujack was born Larry Blankenburg but later changed his name in honor of his football idol, Johnny Lujack. He is known for his ���Animal Stories” and “Klunk Letter of the Day” segments.
He began his Chicago radio career in 1967 at WCFL(AM). Four months later he went to WCFL’s top 40 competitor, WLS(AM), where he launched “Animal Stories.” Lujack returned to WCFL in 1972, and was there for four years before moving back WLS, where he remained for 11 years before retiring in 1987.
In 2000, Lujack came out of retirement and spent six more years on the Chicago airwaves. He also has been inducted into both the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame (2002) and the Radio Hall of Fame (2004).