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Alumnus, Chicago radio legend dies at 83

Roy Leonard

Roy Leonard, legendary broadcaster on WGN Radio in Chicago, in a photo taken while he attended Emerson College in the early 1950s. (Emerson Archives Photo)

Legendary Chicago radio broadcaster and Emerson College alumnus Roy Leonard ’52 has died at the age of 83 after declining health.

Leonard got his start at Boston radio stations in the 1950s before moving to Chicago, where he became a household name on WGN Radio.

Read the Chicago Sun-Times coverage of Leonard's passing.