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Charles Edward "Eddie" Hubbard (died March 26, 2007) was an easy-listening disc jockey and radio personality in Chicago, at such radio stations as WIND-AM|WIND and WGN_Radio|WGN. At WGN he co-hosted a popular show with Jack Brickhouse.

Chicago Years

Early Years

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Hubbard moved to Chicago in the mid-1940s. He worked at WIND-AM and hosted stage shows at the big Loop theaters. He also played the ukulele, performing at lounges around Chicago on weekends. In 1956, he joined WGN as a personality. In addition to his regular duties, that included hosting the morning drive time show until 1965, he appeared on the Saturday night "Barn Dance" show. He wrote some of TV scripts for Hawaiian Eye and Love, American Style. Template:Citation needed

Later Years

His popularity grew in Chicago in the 1970’s and 1980’s as a household radio personality. In the 1980’s he broadcast a live interview format program from Arnie’s Restaurant in the Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago. Seated at a table he interviewed celebrities such as Robert Goulet. A regular was Les Golden, improvising as the Bhutan-born Jeffrey Clayton Maxwell with Eddie.

Dallas

In 1990, he moved to from Chicago to Dallas, the new home of the Satellite Music Network, known later as the ABC Radio Network, where he was the afternoon host on the Timeless (radio network)|Stardust format and was heard on hundreds of stations. While with ABC, Eddie teamed with Dallas radio legend Bud Buschardt. Prior to his move to Dallas, Hubbard broadcast at WYLL|WJJD, again playing popular recordings of the 1940s/50s. Template:Citation needed

Death

Hubbard retired in 2006. Aged 89, on March 26, 2007, he died at a Ft. Worth, Texas hospital from injuries sustained in a March 19, 2007 automobile accident in Grand_Prairie%2C_Texas|Grand Prairie, Texas. He lived in Cedar_Hill%2C_Texas|Cedar Hill with his wife, Lil, who was with him in the crash. In addition to his wife, he was survived by two sons, Lionel and Luis; a daughter, Lilly Bouzide; and two granddaughters.

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