Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Radio

A great ones rides- into the sunset

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! will never be the same  Dept
Rick O’Dell:
“Smokin’ US-30 Dragstrip . . . where the great ones ride!”  Simple words on a screen don’t do justice to the tag line of that (in)famous commercial.  If you listened to WLS or Super CFL as I did in the ‘60s and ‘70s, you’ll never forget the turbo-charged voice of Jan Gabriel who, with the help of some technical wizardry, made that commercial blast its way out of your transistor radio.

Jan Gabriel died this past Sunday [January 10th] at the age of 69...

For five decades he worked as a disc jockey, TV personality and executive of an ad agency.  But he’s best known for his in-your-face US-30 Dragstrip commercials, a concept he conceived himself....

Elsewhere:
Chicago Tribune obituary:  Jan C. Gabriel, 1940-2010
Chicagoland Radio and Media:  Jan Gabriel passes away
Radio-Info board:  Jan Gabriel, the voice of US30 Dragstrip

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