ABC WLS Talk Show Host Don Wade of “Don Wade and Roma” Dies Friday

Chicago radio legend Don Wade has died Friday at age 72 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Sunday night Don’s wife Roma issued the sad statement regarding the well-respected radio talk host: “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 had a 55-year career in broadcasting with 27 years in Chicago at WLS. Wade also career his work ranged from comedy to rock and roll DJ.

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


Rep. McCotter talks about the Save Social Security Act – legislation he filed in September 2011. The legislation is “the single largest reduction in government spending in world history.” – Peter J. Ferrara


Mitt Romney on Don Wade and Roma show in August 2011: “The fact is it’s been a pretty rocky road. He (Obama) has not got the job done. And he’s hoping that by, three days on a bus, he can make up for hundreds of days of failure.”


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