Radio Veteran Eddie Swartz Dies

The well-known former Chicago radio personality Eddie Schwartz has died.

Schwartz  started in radio as a teenager and became a radio legend in Chicago over several decades at several stations. 

Dave Baum, a former WBBM talk show host, was a colleague at WIND.  He told WBBM Radio that Schwartz's whole life revolved around radio and a passion for entertaining and helping people. 

Known as Chicago Ed, Schwartz spent much of his time on the overnight airwaves. His radio career ended in 1995.

The Lake County coroner, Dr. Richard Keller, told WBBM  Schwartz died this morning of kidney and heart disease at a nursing home in Waukegan.  He was 62 years old.

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