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Chicago radio legend Don Wade dies

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Chicago radio legend Don Wade has died after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

His death came Friday but was just announced Sunday.

Wade had a 55-year career in broadcasting, including 27 in Chicago at WLS. During that career his work ranged from comedy to rock and roll DJ.

At WLS, Wade and his wife Roma began hosting their long running morning talk show in 1989.

Sunday night Roma issued a statement saying: "We had a lifetime of blessings together and one of the very best was sharing our thoughts, our family, our joys and sorrows with you, our radio family. You meant the world to us."

Don Wade was 72.

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