"In my day, everything came from my belly button and seat of the pants. Today, everything is done from research."
He was 84.
A Native of
, Wilson started out as a
professional baseball player, became a sports announcer and then a DJ in the
He also served at GM of WDRQ Detroit. And during retirement, he operated 'George Wilson's Memory Tunes' website.
secretary at WOKY Milwaukee,
called him “a brilliant Top 40 programmer, a guy’s guy, a tough competitor, and
a true friend and supporter”.
She shared his philosophy:
On programming radio: “Play the hits, talk dirty, watch the bottom line.”
On Vegas: “Always split aces and eights at the blackjack table.”
On horse racing: “Bet the closers at Santa Anita.”