Rick Gilmour Dies
May 12, 2010 6 Comments
Former Cleveland radio talk show host Rick Gilmour has died of cancer, at the age of 48.
The station where “Gilly” spent most of his radio career, Clear Channel talk WTAM/1100, has more.
Gilmour’s death is, unfortunately, no surprise to OMW readers. We wrote about his struggle with cancer in late March, noting that he’d been transferred to hospice care.
Though he hasn’t been on the air regularly for some years now, listeners still remember Gilmour’s unique style and voice. After a stint at crosstown talker WERE/1300 (now a Radio One talk station at 1490 AM), Gilmour was hired at WTAM to replace Morton Downey, Jr.
Oddly enough, that’s one thing he had in common with Premiere syndicated host Rush Limbaugh, who is heard on “The Big One” weekdays from noon to 3.
Limbaugh was hired by KFBK in Sacramento CA in 1984 as a local talk show host, to replace…you guessed it, Morton Downey, Jr…