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John Donald Imus Jr.
July 23, 1940
Riverside, California, U.S.
|Died||December 27, 2019 (aged 79)|
College Station, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Radio and television talk show host, writer, humorist|
|Spouse(s)||Harriet Showalter (m. 1969–1979)|
Deirdre Coleman (m. 1994–present)
|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.
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.
- Spiegelman, Arthur (April 12, 2007). "Shock jock" Imus finally faces music. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-race-career/shock-jock-imus-finally-faces-music-idUSN1236242420070412.
- "Don Imus retires after 50 years of radio, congratulates himself on the way out". New York Daily News. March 29, 2018. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/don-imus-retires-50-years-radio-pats-back-article-1.3903874.
- Siemaszko, Corky (March 16, 2009). "Imus cancer diagnosis". Daily News (New York). http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2009/03/16/2009-03-16_don_imus_cancer_diagnosis_what_is_stage_.html.
- Huff, Richard; Siemaszko, Corky (March 16, 2009). "Radio host Don Imus announces on morning show he has stage 2 prostate cancer". Daily News (New York). http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/03/16/2009-03-16_radio_host_don_imus_announces_on_morning-1.html.
- Shea, Danny (March 16, 2009). "huffingtonpost.com". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/16/don-imus-i-have-prostate_n_175203.html.
- "Don Imus, Radio Host Who Pushed Boundaries, Dies at 79". https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/don-imus-radio-host-who-pushed-boundaries-dies-at-79/ar-BBYp7BZ.
- "Don Imus, Legendary 'Imus in the Morning' Host, Dies at 79". https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/don-imus-legendary-imus-morning-host-dies-at-79-1265052.