Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dave Fogel

The morning man at classic hits WJMK has prostate cancer. He revealed the news this week. From this morning's RAMP newsletter...

Fogel initially broke the news in a Tuesday Facebook post, saying, "OK, here goes. My boss, (who's also a good friend) encouraged me to tell my 'story' on the radio. Tomorrow I will, but I'm starting here first. I really hesitate because I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me and I don't want any special attention. But, I also know that I may be able to help other men if I share. Before Thanksgiving I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I'M GONNA BE FINE! As I told my kids, I'll still walk my daughter down the aisle someday, and I'll play many, many more rounds of golf with my son!"

Fogel added, "I won't be on the air Friday; that's when I'm having the surgery. BUT, the radio station put a microphone in my house! I'll be broadcasting from home next week and until I can come back to the studios for work! What guys need to know: get a 'PSA test!' It's a simple blood test -- that's it. The awareness starts there! Easy! They caught mine early because of one. Early detection is the key."

Get well soon, Dave!

I interviewed Mr. Fogel a few years ago for Chicago Radio Spotlight when he was the morning man of WLS-FM. You can read that interview here.