In Memory of Christopher John Wheat

Christopher John, beloved husband of 45 years of Rebecca Renshaw Wheat, and cherished father of Christopher John Wheat Jr. (Christina), and Colan Michael Wheat (Jamie). Dear brother of Robert, Lawrence and Jocelyn. Chris adored his grandchildren: Anna, Cameron, Evelyn, Connor, Ryan and Audrey Wheat. Chris will be lovingly remembered by Connie and Rusty Wilson and nephews, Scott and Brian. His radio family included those he touched in his broadcast management career of over 40 years.
​After graduating from Withrow High School, Chris continued to the University of Cincinnati. There he played baseball, was a member of Beta Theta Pi and earned a Bachelor of Education degree. Chris was president of Radio Broadcasters of Indianapolis, Board Member of Leukemia Foundation, and recipient of the first Indiana Children's Wish Fund Megan Skinner Award. He was also a Board Member of the St. Vincent's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Chris's radio stations were 9-time winners of the prestigious Marconi Award for Best in Broadcasting.
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Christopher John Wheat

​Dec. 22, 1950 - Oct. 13, 2017