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Radio rebel Imus is turning off the mic for good

Don Imus is signing off, for good. The WABC radio host, a fixture on the airwaves since 1971, will be broadcasting his last nationally syndicated “Imus in the Morning” show on March 29. “Turn out the lights … the party’s over,” he announced. Among the charities he supported is the Tomorrows Children’s Fund at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital for children with cancer and blood disorders. It was founded in 1982. But it wasn’t until the late 1980s, when Don Imus discovered the charity and boosted it on-air, that it really took off. Imus ended up doing nearly a dozen radiothons for the group, netting it more than $30 million. There is now a Don Imus-WFAN Pediatric Center at the hospital.

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