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  • Remembering Don Wade (1941-2013) (Audio)

    09/18/2013 10:53:02 AM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies
    890 WLS ^ | 9-15-13 | WLS Staff
    89 WLS celebrated the life, the career and the memory of Don Wade in a special broadcast last Sunday. You can listen to the podcast of this show, hosted by WLS Newsman John Dempsey. When WLSam changed from a music format to Talk Radio in 1989, Don Wade and Roma were the only air talent asked to remain and try their skill at becoming morning talk show hosts. Suddenly Don's rapier wit, piercing analysis and passionate oratory roared to the surface. He was a natural. Agree or disagree, listeners were riveted to his thought-provoking, persuasive, even maddening dissections of the...
  • Don Wade, longtime radio host, dies at 72

    09/09/2013 3:43:44 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/08/2013 | Rosalind Rossi
    For nearly 30 years, the husband-and-wife team of “Don Wade and Roma” entertained and informed WLS-AM (890) listeners with a longevity unique in Chicago radio history. But on Sunday night, the station’s website shared the sad news from Roma Wade that “my hero, my best friend, my soulmate” had passed away “in my loving arms.’’ By 10 p.m., 10,000 well-wishers had sent emails to Roma Wade via the getwelldon@gmail.com email address on the WLS-AM (890) website, said the station’s program manager, Tracy Slutzkin. Mr. Wade, 72, died Friday morning in Florida following a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer. His...
  • Remembering Don Wade (1941-2013)

    09/08/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    WLS ^ | 9/8/2013
    On Friday, Sept 6, 2013, the world lost one of radio's greatest talents, Don Wade. Don went out as he lived and broadcasted, like a lion. As Dylan Thomas described: "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage, rage against the dying light." Indeed he did. After 55 years of broadcasting, culminating in 27 legendary years at WLS, the rock of Chicago, only a devastating health blow could have pried that microphone from his hands. With his adoring wife, co-host and co-conspirator at his side, Don waged a mighty year-long battle against the deadly brain tumor which finally...
  • Outpouring of support for Don Wade ‘overwhelming’

    Prayers and well-wishes have been pouring in to news/talk WLS-AM (890) since listeners learned Monday about morning host Don Wade’s upcoming surgery to remove a growth from his brain. “The response has truly been overwhelming,” said Donna Baker, vice president and market manager of Cumulus Media in Chicago. “Many thousands have written in — and they’re really heartwarming. This man has friends who are praying for him all over the world.” Wade, 71, who has hosted mornings on WLS with his wife, Roma, since 1989, is scheduled for surgery Thursday in Chicago. The station has an email account at: getwelldon@gmail.com.
  • David Gregory not happy with Chicago Don & Roma today

    10/14/2011 7:01:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WLS Don & Roma should have the audio up later today. David Gregory from Meet the Depressed MSNBC was being asked about Holder and issues with Obama. Gregory became very irate that he would be actually questioned about his lack of questioning of his Democrat guests. I don't think David Gregory will be back on their morning show very soon. LOL.
  • (Obamaville Democrat) Schakowsky: Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money

    09/14/2011 6:30:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 105 replies · 1+ views
    CHICAGO (WLS) - A lot of reaction Wednesday morning to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's interview with Don Wade and Roma. Schakowsky said that Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money because we need taxes to support our society. “I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of it and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at...
  • Don & Roma aren't all that's missing from WLS

    10/06/2004 8:43:57 AM PDT · by arkady_renko · 22 replies · 950+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Robert Feder
    Don & Roma aren't all that's missing from WLS September 23, 2004BY ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST With the nation at war and a presidential election around the corner, you'd think that Chicago radio's flashiest news/talk station would be operating at peak form right now. But WLS-AM (890) begins the fall ratings period today with no morning show, half an afternoon show, and cobwebs collecting in the vacant office of the general manager. These are tough times at the Disney/ABC-owned station -- made worse by absentee management that chooses to ignore how badly confidence and morale have eroded at one of...