Syndicated Morning Co-Host Andy Blacksmith Returns To The Airwaves
July 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM (PT)
CCM+E syndicated morning co-host ANDY BLACKSMITH of THE MORNING BUZZ returned to the airwaves this morning after multiple surgeries. THE MORNING BUZZ airs on Rock WHEB/PORTSMOUTH, NH, Active Rock Rock WGIR (ROCK 101)/DOVER, NH, and several other affiliates in NEW HAMPSHIRE.
BLACKSMITH told ALL ACCESS, "Roughly three years ago I caught t a virus or infection (they're not quite sure) that went in and damaged the entire left side of my heart. Since then I have gone into 'Heart Failure' eight times and have had multiple surgeries. Even flat lining once or twice along the way. Thankfully they keep bringing me back but unfortunately the only cure is a complete heart transplant. It's coming up now on four years and we're not sure how much more 'failure' so to speak my current heart can take but thankfully at 49 they still consider me young!"
He added, "I just signed a new four year, multi layered syndication deal that will keep here co-hosting THE MORNING BUZZ for what will be my 17th year." I've had a pretty good run and I work with an amazing cast here. I like to use my platform to keep transplantation in the fore front because most people think all they have to do is check the little box at their registry of motor vehicles. But it goes deeper than that. You need to tell your loved one who will be taking care of your wishes after you move on what you want done because they have final say over what happens to you. Doesn't matter if you check the box, have it in your living will or your last will and testament. If that person says 'NO WAY' then they overide all of it. And it happens more than you know. And these decisions have to made mere moments after losing a loved one so it’s a difficult and sometimes painful process. So make sure you discuss it with your husband, wife or children what your desires are."
Send your good wishes to BLACKSMITH at firstname.lastname@example.org.