Thursday, August 06, 2015

RIP Jim Lyman

I never met Jim in person, but we did communicate frequently via e-mail while he produced Mancow's show and the experimental morning show that followed it. Only 42 years old when he died. Way too young. From today's RAMP Newsletter...

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Chicago radio vet Jim Lynam, who died early Tuesday morning. According to Chicagoland Radio And Media, Lynam was stricken with a sudden aortic dissection and underwent emergency heart surgery on Monday night, but did not survive the procedure. Lynam, who turned 42 last month, had been doing afternoons on Suburban Chicago Classic Hits WFXF (103.9 The Fox), but he's probably best known for his 11-year run on WKQX (Q101), where he was a contributor to (and later, Executive Producer of) Mancow's Morning Madhouse. After Mancow's departure, Lynam remained with the station until 2009. Lynam joined WFXF in December of 2014, reuniting him with his former Q101 colleague, Fox morning personality Brian Sherman. In a Facebook post, Sherman said, "Jim and I have worked off and on together over the last 10 years. Those who knew him knew that he could be loud and to the point. But mostly, the people that knew him will always remember he could be compassionate and larger than life. We may have lost him this morning due to complications of emergency heart surgery, however his heart is what made him the most memorable. It is what I will remember the most." Visitation will take place today from 2-9pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine, IL. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, August 7 at 11am at St. Anne Church, 120 Ela Street in Barrington, IL. Lynam leaves behind a wife and two young sons.