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Man Who Voiced WIBC's 'Radio Indiana' Dies In California

The man whose voice has introduced WIBC News for more than 30 years has died in Sherman Oaks, California.

Chuck Riley, 66, recorded “Radio Indiana….WIBC, Indianapolis” when he worked as a disk jockey at WIBC in the 1970s. His voice and those words have become part of the station’s heritage.

Riley, whose real name was Charles D. Hanks, left WIBC in 1979 to move to the Los Angeles, Calif. area where he became a “voice over” actor, lending his deep, dramatic voice to hundreds of commercials, movie trailers, and TV shows.

“Chuck was always the life of the party with the best punch line in the room. Love him or hate him but you never forgot him,” said his brother, Michael Hanks, who was better know to 70s-era Indianapolis radio listeners as DJ “Buster Bodine.”

A memorial service for Riley is planned in California.