The legendary Chicago radio personality…
“Wally Phillips, whose wit and charm dominated the art of the on-air radio personality in Chicago for two decades, has died after battling Alzheimer’s disease for the last five years, WGN Radio announced Thursday. He was 82.”
Wally Phillips was truly an innovator in broadcasting. He was constantly creative - and in an era when you couldn’t rely upon lazy call taking constantly. Phillips was a kingpin of the dial and radio world who brought so much to the airwaves and whose model has been repeatedly imitated. Plainly, without him, there wouldn’t be any of the other famous personalities we now have. Here is a man to whom everyone in the world of broadcasting ought to tip their hats today. If anyone deserves a statue on Michigan Ave. out in front of Tribune Tower it is him!
Watch and listen to every tribute available at that link above.