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...