Chicago Legend Wally Phillips Dies
March 27, 2008 at 7:21 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO is reporting the passing of local radio legend WALLY PHILLIPS. The station, where PHILLIPS served as morning host from 1965 through 1986, and then moved to afternoons before his run at WGN ended on JANUARY 20, 1998, reports that PHILLIPS passed away after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's disease at 82.
PHILLIPS, who worked at the old WCOP-A/CINCINNATI before moving to CHICAGO, served 42 years with WGN and hosted a weekly show on crosstown WAIT-A after his retirement from WGN. He was inducted into the RADIO HALL OF FAME in 1993.