Fred Imus Passes

Many of us are familiar with Don Imus, the rascal radio host of the nationally syndicated "Imus In The Morning" - which also airs on the Fox Business Channel. Don's younger brother, Fred, passed away, this weekend. He was found in his Tucson, Arizona home after he failed to show up for "Fred's Trailer Park Bash," a weekend radio show he co hosted with Don Collier and "Missy" on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country channel.

As a regular listener to Imus In The Morning, I got to know Fred Imus. He was a frequent guest and very similar to Don, without the big city trappings.  It was almost like Imus was interviewing himself!

Fred was a railroad worker, an Army vet, an automobile body shop worker and owner, a radio personality, an author and a song writer. He co-wrote "I Don't Want To Have To Marry You" a 1976 #1 country hit for Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius. It was voted song of the year by Music City News.

Fred was also a writer, of sorts. In 1997, he teamed up with brother Don for the book, "Two Guys Four Corners," which featured photographs and reminiscences of the Southwest. He also joined Daily News columnist Mike Lupica for 1998's "The Fred Book," which featured Fred's thoughts on life.

Fred was 69. We offer sincere condolences to the family and to friends of Mr. Imus.

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