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John Donald Imus Jr.

(1940-07-23)July 23, 1940
Died December 27, 2019(2019-12-27) (aged 79)
Occupation Radio and television talk show host, writer, humorist
Years active 1968–2018
Harriet Showalter
(m. 1969; div. 1979)

Deirdre Coleman (m. 1994)
Children 6
Awards NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, 4 NAB Marconi Radio Awards

John Donald Imus Jr. (July 23, 1940 – December 27, 2019) was an American radio personality, television show host, recording artist, and author. He was known for his radio show Imus in the Morning which aired on many stations until 2018.

His first radio job in 1968 at KUTY in Palmdale, California. Three years later, he landed the morning spot at WNBC in New York City; he was fired in 1977.

In 1979, Imus returned to WNBC and stayed at the station until 1988 when the show moved to WFAN. He became popular when the show entered national syndication in 1993. He was called a "shock jock" radio host throughout his later career. He retired from broadcasting in March 2018.

In March 2009, Imus was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer. He refused to have chemotherapy.

Imus was hospitalized in College Station, Texas, on December 24, 2019. He died three days later, on December 27, at the age of 79.

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