For a good part of the '90s, a crown jewel of Chicago radio was WLIT-FM (93.9). The adult-contemporary station known as Lite FM not only dominated the ratings among adult listeners, but did so with quality, consistency and class.
It took a savvy program director named Mark Edwards seven years to turn the soft and sleepy station he inherited from a 14th‚ place also-ran in its target 25-to-54 demographic into the No. 1 music powerhouse in the market. Everything about the joint -- from its personalities to its playlist to its promotions -- sounded just right.