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Edition #907 October 16, 2016 LONG JOHN WADE WFIL PHILADELPHIA OCTOBER 21, 1969
Half of one of Top 40 radio's most famous brother acts is on display in this aircheck from The City of Brotherly Love.
Long John Wade and his brother Don Wade were Top 40 stars at different stations (and for a time, the same station: WDRC Hartford). Don Wade spent 55 years in the business, including more than two decades as a talk show host at Chicago's WLS. His brother Long John Wade had gigs at the aforementioned WDRC and several Philadelphia outlets - including WIBG and WFIL - before retiring from radio in 1979 due to illness. He died in 2006 at the age of 66; his brother Don passed away seven years later at age 72.
Enjoy Long John Wade on WFIL
from October 21, 1969 (SCOPED)
... in the
Aircheck of the Week!
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