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.
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