Dick Biondi still remembers when fans would stand in the alley outside his old radio studio on Michigan Avenue and yell up to him through the fifth floor window. Soon the legendary disc jockey will be able to call that spot his own.
The Chicago City Council approved a resolution Wednesday to name the area just off Lower Wacker Drive near East Lake Street and Garland Court "Dick Biondi Way." It's adjacent to the‚ 360 North Michigan Avenue building that housed the studios and offices of WLS-AM (890) for decades.‚ It also housed the famed London House night club, where top music acts of the '60s played.
Biondi, 77, who earlier this month celebrated the 50th‚ anniversary of his first broadcast on WLS, said he was overwhelmed by the honor. "That is so great," he told me just after the vote made it official.