Tuesday, April 10, 2007

T.K. O'Grady Is Recovering

We've known about this for a while, but rather unfortunately, we've been kind of swamped in the Real Life Dept.(tm) to get something up here in the past day or two.

So, we're heartened that it's good news that brings us to post this item.

OMW hears that Rubber City Radio rock WONE/97.5 Akron program director T.K. O'Grady has indeed successfully gone through his prostate cancer surgery, which took place on Monday.

We hear that O'Grady is expected home tomorrow, and is "doing fine". We also hear he'll be recuperating at home for the next six weeks or so.

Perhaps the best source of information on what T.K. is going through - comes from the same building.

Rubber City's AkronNewsNow.com has more on his surgery, including video of the WONE PD and afternoon drive on-air personality explaining the situation to his listeners.

It's part of a continuing evolution of the company's news site, which now regularly posts not just audio from the airwaves, but video.

A quick check of AkronNewsNow this afternoon shows a link to video from Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic's appearance on WAKR/1590's "Ray Horner Show" this morning.

And WAKR program director Chuck Collins, who does a lot of work on the website, is leading the way. He's put up his own YouTube section with various Rubber City-related videos, including a report on last weekend's snowstorm, and videos of sister country WQMX/94.9 personalities talking about "American Idol".

There is still a transmitter pushing out 5,000 watts on 1590 near the I-77/I-277 interchange, and will be for many years to come. But like with many other stations, casting a wider "net" is becoming more important for WAKR and its West Market Street sister stations...


Anonymous said...

Great to hear that TK is doing well. He's a heck of a nice guy and runs a great radio station. Hope his recovery goes well.

Anonymous said...

Best to TK!

And the interactive website is cool. Too bad the other corporate players in town (i.e. ABJ, 23 News, and Clear Channel) can;t keep up hour to hour.

Dustin from Akron said...

Get Well soon TK!

akronnewsnow.com shows that someone really does care about Akron area news and its people, unlike the other stations, papers, etc. who only say that they are all about Akron (i.e. 23 news being done in Cleveland some evenings, and WHLO being done in Cleveland after drivetime)

Mike Dane said...

I was surprised to hear about
T.K. He is a very nice guy and
a class act. In fact Rubber City
and everyone there has class so
it's no wonder T.K. is there.
I will have to get off my lazy
butt and get T.K. a card but if
I fail, T.K. you and your family
are in my prayers and thoughts.
You take care.

Mike Dane

Anonymous said...

Who cares if the news from the papers, tv and radio is coming out of Cleveland? As long as the information is accurate, up to date, and is local, who would even know? It's only radio people who know or even care about that crap.
It's a shame that this post about T.K. was used to once again slam on other media outlets. T.K. deserves better, and we all wish him a quick recovery.

Brian Travis said...

I was a T.K. O'Grady listener when he was the morning guy on a certain station in Shreveport (the Rock-n-Roll Breakfast show). T.K. was always a great dj and we dang sure miss him down south.
We all wish him a speedy recovery.