Later, I heard a song that I had never heard before. That's practically unprecendented; like many oldies stations, WBIG tends to play the same few songs over and over, and they almost never add to songs to the playlist. The song, by the way, was "Smoke From a Distant Fire" by the Sanford-Turner Band, which apparently peaked at number nine in 1977. I'm not sure how I missed hearing it; I was a regular radio listener in those days, and it's hard to believe that it wouldn't have been played on WLS, which was the dominant pop station in Chicago at the time.
I had something else to say about or at least related to WBIG, but it escapes me at the moment. So I'll just say happy birthday to hcwoodward and mistagoalie, and go to bed.