Illinois House remembers local radio icon Lane Lindstrom

The Illinois House of Representatives adopted HR 582 on Wednesday to honor the life and career of the late Lane Lindstrom, a longtime local radio broadcast engineer who passed away in July.

State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, was a Chief Co-Sponsor of the resolution paying tribute to Lindstrom, who was a partner of Grundy County Broadcasters, WCSJ and WJDK in Morris and worked for over 18 radio stations during his career, from Plano to Kankakee, Peoria, Joliet and elsewhere. Lindstrom was employed by WSPY in Plano for over 45 years.

“Lane Lindstrom earned the admiration of his colleagues, the loyalty of his fans, and the respect of his community over the course of his long and distinguished career,” Rep. Welter said. “His legacy will endure in the local radio industry in the hearts and minds of the countless individuals whose lives he touched and inspired by his passion for his work and his integrity.”

Among Lane Lindstrom’s most celebrated work was his Friday Afternoon Oldies Get-Together, for which he brought classic oldies back to life for his many listeners each Friday afternoon. Throughout his time in radio, his extensive knowledge of the music came shining through. He provided countless hours of entertainment for listeners from all over the United States who called in, messaged, and eventually became his good friends. He broadcasted on WJEZ for over 25 years and most recently on WGCY in Gibson City. Lindstrom’s extraordinary dedication and love for his work and craft was both genuine and pure.