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Name  Fred Imus
Role  Don Imus' brother

Siblings  Don Imus
Nephews  Frederick Wyatt Imus
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Full Name  Frederic Moore Imus
Born  January 11, 1942Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation  Radio talk show host, songwriter
Died  August 6, 2011, Tucson, Arizona, United States
People also search for  Don Imus, Deirdre Imus, Frances E., John Donald Imus Sr.
Books  Two Guys Four Corners: Great Photographs, Great Times, and a Million Laughs
Nieces  Elizabeth Imus, Ashley Imus

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Frederic Moore "Fred" Imus (January 11, 1942 – August 6, 2011) was an American radio talk show host and the younger brother of radio talk show host Don Imus. He hosted Trailer Park Bash, a weekly country music program launched on May 6, 2006, on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on Sirius XM Radio's Outlaw Country channel lasting five years until his death in 2011. His sidekick was former western actor Don Collier. Imus broadcast his show from his trailer in Tucson, Arizona. He frequently appeared as a regular guest on his brother's Imus in the Morning.


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He attended Kent State University and served in the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division. Imus also restored cars, especially 1957 Chevrolets and worked as a brakeman for Southern Pacific. In 1963, before Don went into radio, he and Fred wrote and recorded a song called I'm A Hot Rodder (And All That Jazz) for the Challenge label under the name Jay Jay Imus and Freddy Ford.

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While with Southern Pacific R.R., he met fellow brakeman Phil Sweet, and in 1976 the two wrote the No. 1 country hit for Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, I Don't Want to Have to Marry You, which was also voted "Song of the Year" by Music City News in 1977. Imus has been an on-air host at country music stations in Cleveland, Ohio, Cheyenne, Wyoming and El Paso, Texas, among others.

Because of his love of classic cars, Fred opened his own auto body shop in El Paso, Texas and with the idea from his brother Don Imus, he also sold a few shirts and hats out of his body shop with a simple mention from Don on his radio show. The store was called the Autobody Express, co-owned by Don and Fred. The Autobody Express was later moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Later, they had a store inside the Mohegan Sun Native American Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The company failed in 2003 and both stores closed.


Fred Imus was found dead at his home in Tucson, Arizona, August 6, 2011. He died in his sleep peacefully, according to Matthew Hiltzik, a spokesman for Don Imus.


  • Don Imus and Fred Imus, Two Guys Four Corners: Great Photographs, Great Times, and a Million Laughs. Villard, 1997. (ISBN 0-679-45307-5).
  • Fred Imus and Mike Lupica, The Fred Book. Doubleday, 1998. (ISBN 0-385-47652-3).
  • References

    Fred Imus Wikipedia