Former WWWW-FM/WYCD Detroit Country morning legend Joe Wade Formicola passed away, Tuesday May 30, 2017. He died due to an undisclosed illness.
Joe Wade was the morning man at Detroit’s WWWW from 1987 to 1995. He was named CMA Personality of the Year in 1988. Joe Wade Formicola was recently inducted in the Country Radio Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tennessee, in February 2017.
Along with WYCD alumi Linda Lee (Linda passed away, March 2017), he will be posthumously inducted in the country hall’s ‘Class of 2017,’ on Wednesday, June 21.
Photos: Joe Wade Formicola (main) in 1993. Joe Wade (WWWW; bottom left) in 1986. Joe Wade (WWWW; bottom right) in 1988.