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The Passing Of WGN Radio’s Mike Mathis

July 18, 2017

WGN radio listeners have lost a voice that still  resonates. Though traffic in Chicago was not a concern to me living in Wisconsin, over the many years the voice of Mike Mathis was still a part of my radio family.

WGN Radio announced late today the passing of Mike Mathis, long-time traffic reporter and newly inducted member of the WGN Radio Walk of Fame. An airborne traffic reporter for most of his 25 years on the air at WGN Radio, Mike often flew in both morning and afternoon drive.  He delivered award-winning news coverage in 1990 while covering the shooting of two deputies in Lake County.  His descriptions from the air provided location details that led to their rescue.  Mathis joined the Wally Phillips Show in 1983 and was a key voice from WGN’s Traffic Central until 2008.  His infectious laugh remains a memory.

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  1. Brian Johnson permalink
    July 19, 2017 7:13 PM

    Say hi to Bob for us. Now you are really part of the eye in the sky

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