Radio legend Don Wade dies after battle with cancer

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Chicago’s broadcast community is mourning the loss of a radio legend.

WLS talk show host Don Wade lost his battle with brain cancer on Friday.

He was on the air for 55-years, the last 27-years at WLS.

The station released a statement from Wade’s broadcasting partner and wife Roma who thanked people for their prayers and said, “Just know that we had a lifetime of blessings together and one of the very best was sharing our thoughts, our family, our joys and sorrows with you, our radio family.”

Don Wade was 72.

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