Bill Gable, best known to Michigan listeners for his tenure (as “Brother Bill”) at CKLW-AM (Windsor) passed away on Tuesday, September 18. He died suddenly in a Windsor, Ontario hospital from complications of chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD).
Gable had retired in 2014.
He got his start in radio as a teenager in Allentown, Penn., and went on to work in the biggest markets in North America, including Detroit-Windsor at CKLW.
Gable’s daughter Lisa posted this on Facebook:
“Yesterday 9/18/18 our family said an unexpected good bye to my wonderful, kind, loving and wise Dad, Bill Gable. Our hearts are completely shattered, shocked and broken. My Dad had been battling COPD, coupled with other health issues for sometime but it took a sudden turn. We covet your prayers at this time. We also know Facebook is the only way of communication with many of his beloved friends and colleagues. Memorial arrangements will be communicated by the family once we know those details. I “miss you already” Daddio. I’m so proud and grateful to be your daughter. I love you.”
Radio’s Best Friend, Art Vuolo, Jr. has posted a tribute to Gable: