Roy Leonard

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Roy Leonard
Birth name LeRoy Stewart Leonard
Born (1931-01-19)January 19, 1931
Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Died September 4, 2014(2014-09-04) (aged 83)
Evanston, Illinois
Station(s) WGN, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Country United States

LeRoy Stewart Leonard[1] (January 19, 1931 – September 4, 2014), known as Roy Leonard, was an American radio personality, best known for hosting WGN's midday radio show from Chicago for 31 years and for his appearances on WGN-TV's news and Christmas specials. He also hosted Family Classics after Frazier Thomas died.[2]

Leonard died on September 4, 2014 at a hospital in Evanston, Illinois from complications from an esophageal infection, aged 83.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Roy Leonard biography". Roy Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Allan (April 3, 1988). "At 50, WGN Finds The TV Picture and Audiences Have Changed". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chicago broadcasting legend Roy Leonard dies". Daily Herald. September 4, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jones, Chris (September 5, 2014). "Roy Leonard, beloved WGN Radio personality, is dead at 83". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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