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We’re with you, Don!

Posted: October 11, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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Don Wade has been a Chicago radio legend for over thirty decades and a true mentor and friend to me over the years.   He’s a mench.

Now undergoing chemotherapy, please join me in sending Don (and Roma) your best wishes at: 


Via Robert Feder: 

WLS-AM (890) morning star Don Wade will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments following his recent surgery to remove a growth from his brain, according to a statement released Wednesday.

“I’m going to do everything the doctors tell me to do to beat this thing,” Wade, 71, said in the statement. “Nothing has altered my most positive and optimistic attitude. When they say jump, I say: ‘How high?’ ”

Wade’s on-air partner and wife of 33 years, Roma Wade, also released a statement Wednesday expressing the couple’s gratitude for the support they’ve received since news of the ordeal was disclosed. WLS established an email account at:

A 30-year veteran of Chicago radio, Wade joined WLS in 1985 and has hosted mornings on the Cumulus Media news/talk station since 1989.


1 Comment

  1. Mike Lopez

    I have listened to you and Roma in the morning after my shower and on the way to work for many years . soo sorry to hear of your illness…I will say a prayer for your recovery.. hurry back I miss your program

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