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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Good-bye Wally Phillips, Radio Star and Good Guy

Wally Phillips kept this old newspaper hawk warm on the coldest days. There's not much more to say except I'll miss you.

Wally Phillips, pioneer of talk radio, dies at 82
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Chicago Tribune's thoughts :

Wally Phillips, whose wit and charm dominated the art of the on-air radio personality in Chicago for two decades, has died after battling Alzheimer's disease for the last five years, WGN Radio announced Thursday. He was 82.

Phillips was the morning program host on WGN Radio from January 1965 until July 1986, and was number one in the morning slot from 1968 until his departure for an afternoon radio slot in 1986. He retired from WGN in 1998 after 42 years with the station, but came out of retirement the following year to host a weekly two-hour program on WAIT-AM, a station based in Crystal Lake....

Good-bye, old pal.

R. Hawk, a faithful listener since childhood

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