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Radio broadcaster Don Imus has died
NBC News ^ | Dec 27, 2019 | David K. Li

Posted on 12/27/2019 2:34:14 PM PST by grey_whiskers

Radio shock jock Don Imus, one of the early pioneers of his genre, died Friday less than two years after retiring, according to a family statement given to NBC New York.

He was 79.

The controversial morning personality’s last day on the radio was on March 29 of last year. He had announced on Jan. 22 that he was retiring, telling fans: “Turn out the lights...the party's over."

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KEYWORDS: celebritydeath; chat; donimus; donimusobit; imus; radio; rip; shockjock; talkradio
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1 posted on 12/27/2019 2:34:14 PM PST by grey_whiskers
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To: grey_whiskers; neverdem; SunkenCiv; Cindy; LucyT; decimon; freedumb2003; ...

*PING*


2 posted on 12/27/2019 2:34:53 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

RIP


3 posted on 12/27/2019 2:35:15 PM PST by devane617 (Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?)
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To: grey_whiskers

R.I.P Mr. Imus


4 posted on 12/27/2019 2:36:44 PM PST by Kudsman (Im trying to love the tolerant left. They make it very hard to do.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Just heard the announcement on WMAL Radio in DC.

I remember him from when I worked in Midtown Manhattan at Rock Ctr, back in the 70s and early 80s. He was always good for a few laughs on the way into work. RIP.


5 posted on 12/27/2019 2:38:31 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: grey_whiskers
The Rutgers women's basketball team is deeply saddened.
6 posted on 12/27/2019 2:38:34 PM PST by Bratch (IF YOU HAVE SELFISH IGNORANT CITIZENS, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SELFISH IGNORANT LEADERS-George Carlin)
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To: grey_whiskers

Didn’t he get lambasted for calling women basketball players “nappy headed hoes”?


7 posted on 12/27/2019 2:38:56 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: grey_whiskers

RIP. He had a good run. I’m surprised he’s this old. Then again, I’ve never watched his TV show, even though I’ve listened to his radio program.


8 posted on 12/27/2019 2:39:13 PM PST by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

As I recall, yup


9 posted on 12/27/2019 2:39:41 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: grey_whiskers

He was a fixture on the radio back in the days in NYC market. Imus in the morning— AM band.


10 posted on 12/27/2019 2:41:06 PM PST by tflabo (Prince of Peace, Lion of Righteousness)
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To: grey_whiskers
What a shame. I thought for sure he'd enjoy a long retirement when he left the airwaves early this year, but I guess he'd lived a hard life.

He's got his fans and detractors, but he was a legend in the radio business. Even when his ratings were mediocre he still commanded top advertising dollars because his listeners were among the wealthiest and most accomplished people in the nation's major metro areas.

11 posted on 12/27/2019 2:42:37 PM PST by Alberta's Child (In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Rest in peace Iman - one of the best interviewers ever.

And for me, his musical guests kept me coming back often.

12 posted on 12/27/2019 2:43:37 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life :o)
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To: grey_whiskers

Rest in Peace Don Imus.

You were an honest man.


13 posted on 12/27/2019 2:45:13 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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Wow! Wish I still had the old Daily Talk Show Thread ping list.


14 posted on 12/27/2019 2:46:35 PM PST by McGruff (Does no one is above the law apply to Democrats?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It was an NCAA Tennessee vs Rutgers I think.


15 posted on 12/27/2019 2:47:19 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: grey_whiskers
One of the many defining clips from Don Imus' radio career:

Don Imus has 'sissy cancer'

16 posted on 12/27/2019 2:47:47 PM PST by Alberta's Child (In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.)
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Don Imus RIP


17 posted on 12/27/2019 2:49:00 PM PST by Brown Deer (America First!)
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To: Liberty Valance

I remember him as a good interviewer. RIP Imus


18 posted on 12/27/2019 2:50:26 PM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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To: grey_whiskers

Seems like a lot of celebrities die just after Christmas.


19 posted on 12/27/2019 2:50:41 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: grey_whiskers

No more rubber chickens.

He was Stern before there was Stern.

Had a rough turn with drugs, but seemed to put his life back together.

Grouchy ol’ cuss till the end of his radio days.

RIP...


20 posted on 12/27/2019 2:50:58 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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