KJR Super Jock Charlie Brown dies at age 74….

  • from our facebook friend Gregg Hersholt’s facebook page, he shares the sad news of the passing of KJR Super Jock Charlie Brown, after a long battle with lung cancer and Parkinson’s …
Gregg Hersholt is feeling sad.

Forty years ago when I went to work at KJR, I had the joy of being partnered with Charlie Brown on his madcap morning show. Every day was a happy experience, full of the laughter and silliness that Charlie shared so generously. My heart goes out to Kimberly and the kids. Rest in Peace, Chuck Wuck…and Clydie Clyde.

Charlie Brown

Couple of weeks back Michael O’Shea prepared us for the sad news with this post at Puget Sound Media.

My sunny wine country day turned pretty dark and bleak today, with the news that one of the most loved and talented radio personalities to ever “touch” my life is apparently entering the final days of his, in hospice care, on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

I received the terrible news a little while ago that my dear friend and former KUBE and KJR-FM morning show superstar, Charlie Brown, is facing his final fight. He’s been suffering for some time a debilitating progressive disease, that I was made aware of about 5 or 6 years ago at the 30th KUBE reunion in Seattle.

I entered the restaurant and saw Charlie almost rushing to meet me at the door…and in a noticeably impaired way said to me: “Before Anything I want you to know how much I appreciate your friendship and all you did for me in my career”. In my mind I should have said the exact same words to him.

My heart goes out to Charlie and his longtime wife Kimberly (I used to go on double dates with Charlie and Kimberly in 1981). To his sons and daughter…and to all the “Kubesters” who’s lives have been so indelibly “touched” by Charlie.

Godspeed my friend and if I could see you at this moment I’d say to you:

“I want you to know how much I appreciate your friendship, and how much you did for me in my career”.

PSR thanks Gregg Hersholt for submitting this testimonial clip of Charlie Brown which aired on KOMO this morning

Listen HERE





  1. RIP Charlie. I grew up listening to you and then later was interviewed by you and Ty early 90’s as a younger comedian promoting my show at the Improv. It meant a lot to me because it was my “hometown” and you guys were great. Thanks for making radio a big piece of the lives of all who listened to you. You made the world a better place!

  2. As a Teen in Spokane I listened mornings to Charlie Brown on KJRB. Topical, funny, amazing. I went to work in broadcasting for several years. Spoke to Charlie via telephone a few times. Once I told Charlie I wanted to be a DJ when “I grew up.” He quickly said, “You can’t do both.” So I became a police officer.
    Charlie you will be missed.
    God bless you.


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