Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Update 2: WLS's Don Wade Gets Chemo, Radiation After Brain Surgery

UPDATE, Dec. 14, 2012 - Sorry to see that Don Wade and Roma have decided to not return to morning drive duties at WLS-AM 890. It's understandable, though, as the stress would be difficult for Don, who is still on the mend after surgery for a brain tumor. It's the end of an era for Chicago radio.

Don and Roma (photo: allaccess.com)
Oct. 13, 2012 - WLS-AM (890) morning talk man Don Wade, 71, "will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments following his recent surgery to remove a growth from his brain, according to a statement released Wednesday," reports Robert Federer at TimeOut Chicago. He will get a six-week course of chemo and radiation, to begin the week of October. 14.

Previous Post, Oct. 2, 2012: 
Don Wade had "succesful" brain surgery on Thursday, Sept. 27.  The surgery reportedly went well for Don, 71 - the male half of the Don Wade and Roma show - and he is now recovering at home. He was released from the hospital on Saturday, Sept. 29. Don had a seizure on Sept. 13, and the surgery was performed to remove "a growth," possibly a brain tumor. (See previous report.)

"Don came out of it really well," said the Wade's agent Eliot Ephraim, reports Robert Feder at Time Out Chicago. The Don Wade and Roma show is broadcast live from 5-9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. Send  get-well wishes to Don by email to getwelldon@gmail.com or by slowmail:
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