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Long John Wade, R.I.P.
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Long John Wade

One of WDRC's Friendly Five, Long John Wade, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2006 at the age of 66. These pages contain a great deal of information about John, who was one of the few American disc jockeys who genuinely knew The Beatles.

Long John had radio in his blood. To the right is a picture of him at the mic at New Hampshire's New Hampton School in 1958. Right out of school he landed a job spinning the hits every night at WHIL in Medford, MA.

For more on those days click here. To read the biographies of John, and his Big D other brother, Don, click here.

WDRC's Friendly Five: Ron Landry, Jim Nettleton, Sandy Beach, Long John Wade and Dick Robinson circa 1965

The Hartford Times - November 4, 1966

The Hartford Times, November 4, 1966

  What's Doing 'Round Connecticut column in the Courant TV Week - September 4, 1966
What's Doing 'Round Connecticut column
September 4, 1966

WDRC's Long John Wade

Click here to read a 1965
letter sent by Long John
to one of his WDRC fans.

WDRC's Long John Wade

Long John (Cartl C. Wehde) Wade's photo in the 1958 New Hampston School yearbook
Long John's photo in the 1958
New Hampton School yearbook

Long John Wade (copyright Tom Wehde)
Long John Wade at WIBG Philadelphia in the 1970s (photo © Tom Wehde)
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