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John "Brother John" Rydgren
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1932
Death: Dec. 26, 1988
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Popular Radio Announcer.

"Brother John" had a unique place in Southern California radio. Born in North Dakota, he grew up in Seattle. In 1958 John graduated with a divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington and became an ordained Lutheran minister. John was one of the first people to use rock music in religious radio programs. He began his radio work in Minneapolis where he taped a Christian rock show called "Silhouettes" from a church basement. He was the voice of ABC's pro-album Love Format in 1968. In 1970, John left WABC/fm to produce religious and socially slanted radio/tv programs. He moved to L.A. in 1972 and eventually hosted a program called "Heaven Is in Your Mind." In 1982, John suffered a debilitating stroke while on the air, which left him with a form of dyslexia, forcing him to relearn reading and speaking from the third-grade level. With therapy he rejoined KRTH in 1986. John died December 26, 1988. He was 56.

Cause of death: Heart Attack 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: RadioTVEngineer
Record added: Aug 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15294080
John Brother John Rydgren
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John Brother John Rydgren
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John Brother John Rydgren
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You were truly one of a kind. I used to listen to "Heaven is in Your Mind" every week. RIP, Friend.
- Dorie
 Added: Jul. 27, 2008

- Brenda
 Added: Apr. 28, 2007

- Lorraine Blake
 Added: Mar. 26, 2007
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