Don Imus

Follow
Don Imus

Born

7/23/1940, Riverside, California

Birth Name

John Donald Imus Jr.

Gender

Male
8.0
out of 10
User Rating
9 votes

Biography

EDIT
No biography is available for Don Imus. Add a Biography

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He is a vegan. He has introduced his wife and their son to this diet.

    • He is avidly into landscape photography. He has even published books of his work.

    • After the raging contraversy of Imus' comments toward the WNBA and Imus show being cancelled, Imus returned to the show in 2007.

    • After the derogatory racist/sexist remarks made against the women in the WNBA, Imus was placed on the cover of TIME MAGAZINE in 2007.

    • After the derogatory racist/sexist remarks made against the women in the WNBA, "Imus In The Morning" was removed from several syndicated networks.

    • In his later years, he re-invented himself as a true old-western cowboy--he wears cowboy hats and boots, as well as old-western other cowboy apparel. He even owns a ranch where he tends to cattle and other animals in Ribera, New Mexico.

    • He's considered radio's first "mean-mouth."

    • He claims he is neither Democrat nor Republican. He is a lifelong White Patriot.

    • He released the album The Son of Checkers in 1972.

    • He settled his contract dispute with CBS Radio on August 14, 2007, stemming from his firing in April of 2007.

    • He was sued by the center of the Rutgers Woman's Basketball team Kia Vaughn on August 14, 2007. He was sued for libel, slander, and defamation.

    • Don Imus was fired from MSNBC, and CBS Radio on April 11, 2007 and April 12, 2007 respectively, after he made racially insensitive, and sexist remarks about the woman's Rutgers college basketball team.

    • Don Imus and his brother Fred, under the names Jay Jay Imus and Freddy Ford produced the song "I'm a Hot Rodder, and all that Jazz"

    • Don Imus and Howard Stern were both DJ's on WNBC at the same time from 1982 to 1985.

    • Don Imus is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.

    • Don Imus is a four-time Marconi Award winner, three as Major Market Personality of the Year and once as Network Syndicated Personality of the Year.

    • Time magazine named Imus one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997.

    • Don Imus has four daughters with his first wife, Harriet. Nadine, Toni, Elizabeth and Ashleigh.

    • Don Imus and his wife Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch in the mid 1990's, a working cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico. The Imus Ranch is a charitable organization which operates for children with Autism, cancer and the siblings of AIDS victims.

    • Don Imus is a recovering cocaine and alcohol addict. Imus has been clean and sober since 1987.

    • Don Imus' long running radio program, Imus In The Morning, premiered on MSNBC on September 3, 1996.

    • Don Imus achieved infamy in 1996 when he made jokes about President Bill Clinton's sexual escapades with Clinton present at the Radio-Television Correspondents' Association Dinner.

    • Don Imus' only son, Frederick Wyatt Imus, was born July 3, 1998.

    • Don Imus married his second wife Deirdre Coleman in 1994.

    • Don Imus is licensed to carry a concealed handgun for his protection. This license was issued by the New York City Police Department.

    • Don Imus was the inaugural video jockey for the launch of the VH-1 cable network in 1985.

    • Don Imus recorded a comedy album entitled One Sacred Chicken to Go in 1970.

    • Don Imus served in the Marine Corps from 1957-1959.

    • Talkers magazine ranked Don Imus as the third-greatest radio talk show host of all time in 2002. He came in behind Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, respectively.

    • Don Imus was inducted into the Radio Hall Of Fame in 1989.

  • Quotes

    • Don Imus: I'm Howard Stern with a vocabulary. I'm the man he wishes he could be.
      Don Imus: Yes, Howard Stern is a slut. He's a bastard, too. Worse--a Jew bastard! That's the worst kind. Put him in the oven.
      Don Imus: I would rather go to Baghdad than go to a professional basketball game.
      Don Imus: Well, June is, uh, National Dairy Month, and I'll be milking Deirdre later... Ain't that right baby.
      Don Imus: This is the Imus in the Morning program, We're not happy 'till you're not happy

    • Don Imus: I'm Howard Stern with a vocabulary. I'm the man he wishes he could be.
      Don Imus: Yes, Howard Stern is a slut. He's a bastard, too. Worse--a Jew bastard! That's the worst kind. Put him in the oven.
      Don Imus: I would rather go to Baghdad than go to a professional basketball game.
      Don Imus: Well, June is, uh, National Dairy Month, and I'll be milking Deirdre later... Ain't that right baby.
      Don Imus: This is the Imus in the Morning program, We're not happy 'till you're not happy

No one has discussed Don Imus yet. Start a conversation!

SUBMIT REVIEW