Eddie Hubbard Joined WGN in 1956. He hosted many programs, including morning drive prior to Wally Phillips, The Brickhouse-Hubbard Show, Music Unlimited, and a weekday afternoon show. Hubbard also co-hosted, with Jack Brickhouse and Pierre Andre, WGN Radio’s 40th Anniversary special.
Eddie Hubbard, a legendary name in Chicago radio history and a member of the WGN Radio family, has died following a traffic accident in Texas.
Eddie Hubbard’s broadcast career began in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, but it was here in Chicago where Hubbard became a radio legend.
Hubbard came to WGN in 1956, where he co-hosted a talk show with another radio legend, Jack Brickhouse.
Hubbard was the morning drive host here prior to Wally Phillips, and he also hosted programs such as “Music Unlimited.”
In 1962, Hubbard helped WGN mark its 40th anniversary, hosting the station’s commemorative broadcast with Brickhouse and Pierre Andre.
Hubbard moved on eventually to satellite radio in the 1980s, which took him from Chicago to Texas. Since then, Hubbard hosted programs heard on radio stations from coast to coast.
Hubbard and his wife, Lill, were injured in an auto accident in their adopted home of Grand Prairie, Texas on March 19th. Lill is recovering, but Eddie Hubbard died from his injuries on Monday, March 26, 2007.
Eddie Hubbard was 89.