Thursday, December 11, 2008

Toledo Radio Host Stabbed

The host of a Toledo morning drive talk radio show was sent to the hospital Wednesday, after being stabbed in an apparent road rage incident in the Toledo suburb of Perrysburg on Wednesday night.

Troy Neff, who hosts "The Troy Neff Show" weekdays from 6-10 AM on Clear Channel sports/talk WCWA/1230 "FOX Sports Radio 1230", underwent surgery at a local hospital after receiving multiple stab wounds. Various sources tell local media outlets that Neff "will be fine" and that the injuries aren't life threatening.

This piece on the website of WUPW/36 "FOX Toledo" appears to be the most detailed and updated at this time early Thursday morning. Quoting it:

Township dispatch said the suspect was taken into custody across the street from an apparent road rage incident. The suspect, 42-year-old Jeffrey Hardeman of Knoxville, Tenn., was booked into the Wood County Jail and will be arraigned by video Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Perrysburg Municipal Court.

Hardeman has been charged with felonious assault and is being held on $50,000 bond.

Police say the stabbing happened in the parking lot of Neff's business, Advanced Retirement Solutions, not far from a local Holiday Inn hotel. A quick Google Maps search shows the business is right off I-75 exit 198 (U.S. 23/20).

In addition to running that business, and hosting the WCWA morning drive show, the aforementioned "FOX Toledo" is one of the TV stations where Neff makes regular appearances contributing on-air commentaries. He's also a panel member on ABC O&O WTVG/13 "13abc"'s public affairs show "Conklin and Company".

A portion of Neff's morning drive radio show today will be guest hosted by Michael S. Miller, editor-in-chief of the Toledo Free Press weekly newspaper - where Neff is a contributor.

And though Neff does indeed broker the time for the WCWA show, and run a financial planning business, his radio show is not either a sports or financial advice is an issues-oriented show. Among the show's scheduled guests this morning is a show regular - Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner.

Neff's show, and former WSPD/1370 afternoon driver Denny Schaffer's "DennyRadio" midday Internet show simulcast which follows, form a six-hour block of non-sports programming on the otherwise sports-formatted WCWA...

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