MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A private funeral service is being held today for Milwaukee radio legend Gordon Hinkley.
The 88-year-old Hinkley died Monday in suburban West Allis. He hosted the "Ask Your Neighbor" show on WTMJ Radio for over three decades, in which listeners traded answers to an array of questions -- many involving household cleaning issues.
Hinkley was born in Port Edwards in 1925. He started his radio career in nearby Wisconsin Rapids, when he hosted a piano show on WFHR after he won the station's talent contest.
Hinkley later worked at WSAU Radio in Wausau before moving to Milwaukee in 1950 to host WTMJ's morning show. He hosted a country music show on radio and TV in the 1950's, then began the "Ask Your Neighbor" program in 1961.
Gordon Hinkley is a member of the national Radio Hall of Fame, and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)