'Kenosha Brad' Jewell Passes
December 29, 2015 at 8:08 AM (PT)
DIGITY Talk/Full Service WLIP-A/CHICAGO-KENOSHA, WI sports talk show host and former WKQX (Q101)/CHICAGO morning show contributor BRAD "KENOSHA BRAD" JEWELL passed away yesterday at the age 48 years, CHICAGOLANDRADIOANDMEDIA reports
JEWELL fell ill yesterday and was rushed to EDWARD HOSPITAL in NAPERVILLE, IL where he was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) in both of his lungs, among other issues. He went into cardiopulmonary arrest before he passed on.
"KENOSHA BRAD" originally was a contributor to the "SHERMAN & TINGLE" show on Q101 from 2006 to 2011, when he began fill work at WLIP-A. In AUGUST 2014, JEWELL and sports announcer LARRY RIGHTLER began hosting a two-hour sports talk show on THURSDAY nights. When RIGHTLER exited the show last MAT, JEWELL handled the show by himself.
"He's gone," former Q101 morning show host STEVE TINGLE said. "I just lost one of the best friends I ever had."
WLIP-A posted a short statement that read: "Our friend and colleague BRAD JEWELL passed away earlier today after a short illness. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
JEWELL leaves behind a son and a daughter, a granddaughter, his mother and other family members, and his girlfriend/best friend LISA. Information on services is pending.