Get Well Wishes: KXDD's Joel Baker
January 3, 2014 at 7:40 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends our best thoughts to INGSTAD Country KXDD/YAKIMA afternoon personality JOEL "JB" BAKER, who is scheduled to undergo extensive oral surgery TODAY (1/3) with a procedure which involves the removal of a cancerous growth at the base of his tongue.
According to a story in TODAY’s YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC, BAKER’s 10-hour operation will be followed by weeks of chemotherapy, all of which could possibly take his voice away permanently. BAKER’s wife KELLY is quoted in the HERALD article saying, “The doctor said, ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if you can’t talk again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you can. But will you be able to go on the air again? I don’t know.’”
STACEY KARGE, who worked with BAKER at KXDD from 1999-2002 and who now handles middays at PEG BROADCASTING Country WOWC/CROSSVILLE, TN and sister WOWC/MCMINNVILLE, tells ALL ACCESS she has set up a giveforward.com account to assist the BAKER family with medical expenses; click here.