Friday, November 9, 2012

In Memoriam: Big John Gillis

Big John Gillis

Legendary Indianapolis radio personality Big John Gillis passed away on Friday night in his home.

Big John started at 1070 WIBC back in 1968 and began doing traffic in the 1980's.  He was famous for his easy-to-listen-to style and warmth.  I spent many a morning and afternoon listening to Big John help me navigate through the roads and streets of Indianapolis.

I never got to meet the big fella, but I know people that did.  Every one of them has always spoken of Big John warmly.  I'm sorry that I never got to tell him thanks for all those times he kept me safe from the WIBC Whirlybird or the WIBC JetCopter.

Rest in Peace, Big John.  The Whirlybird has landed for the last time.

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