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Radio host Neil Rogers to have open-heart surgery


Longtime South Florida talk host Neil Rogers, who retired from WQAM in June 2009, will undergo open-heart surgery Friday, according to his former boss, Joe Bell.

Bell, vice president/market manager for Beasley Broadcasting in Miami, said in an e-mail that Rogers, 68, “had a stroke and heart attack in October and has had a relapse.”

Rogers’ attorney, Norman E. Kent, has been named as his guardian, Bell said.

Rogers has diabetes and suffered a stroke on the air 1990. He has a home in Plantation Acres but lives much of the year in Toronto. He reportedly returned to South Florida for the surgery. — GSFLA

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6 Responses to Roger That

  1. Miami Harold says:

    Poor Neil. But (there’s a but, there’s always a But)
    Diabetes, heart attack, stroke……..
    It’s poignant that he championed the Atkins diet for years
    And spent decades discussing weight loss and health.
    The consummate leg-puller listened to no one, least of all himself
    While millions of listeners hung on his every word and loved him for them.

    Get well, Neil.
    Perhaps you deserve no better, but all of us owe you one.

  2. Mister E says:

    This is distrubing news, and the first news I’ve seen since he left the air.

    While it makes sense to me that he’d vanish completely, especially with all the talk about how his listening audiemce was a lot smaller than he led us to believe it was — I feel like it left a big hole in AM radio that nobody down here has come even close to filling. Certainly not with 4 terminally boring sports talk stations.

  3. Mr Schwinnckle says:

    Story from the Scum Sentinel…..

    So many great bits came out of Neil Rogers, Boca Brian, and Jorge Rodrigiez

    Rectum, hell, it damn near killed him
    Prison Bitch
    Bridge Tender
    We aint got no freakin French Fries
    Crepidation Contest
    Neil God!
    Uncle Neil
    I can have an orgasm driving down I-95!

    And those are off the top of my head!

  4. Mr Schwinnckle says:

    surgery canceled and Neil has been moved to Hospice Care….. This is sad news for South Florida…..

    • Mister E says:

      Sad if true, but we’ve seen Neil work the audicne before. As late as yesterday, his former boss was quoted saying that Neil was doing fine, complaining about everything, which is a sure sign he’s okay. One thing I learned from listening to his shows for many years is not to be gullible about so-called news, including news about him. Maybe this is all a build-up to a return. And maybe not.

  5. Kent Standit says:

    Miami’s recently departed, vile, loathsome and detestable, execrable, horrid, and utterly amusing ‘nasty’ Neil Rogers had this capsule description of Mr. Imus: “A corpse in a chair, a dead guy in a hat.” —

    Irony from the Land of the Living.

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