Iconic WXRT/Chicago DJ Terri Hemmert To Take Off For Cancer Surgery
January 7, 2016 at 11:43 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Triple A WXRT/CHICAGO middayer TERRI HEMMERT went on the station website to announce that she'll take a four to six-week hiatus to deal with cancer surgery and treatment. The 42-year 'XRT vet, who also hosts "Breakfast With THE BEATLES" on weekends, did not specify the type of cancer
"After going through a bunch of tests I had some polyps removed in NOVEMBER," she wrote. "The bad news was that they found cancer behind the polyps. The good news is it’s early … stage one. More good news is I have a great medical team who didn’t give up testing. Tomorrow will be my last show for awhile. I’ll be going in for surgery MONDAY, and will need at least a month to recuperate ... Beginning this SUNDAY, Breakfast With THE BEATLES" will be one hour long, from 9-10a. I didn’t want to leave you without at least an hour of the fabs. Back to 2 hours when I get back to work.
"My family, co-workers at XRT and friends have been incredible and will help me through this," she continued. "And you, my friends on the radio, can help me by keeping in touch. I’ll be posting updates on my FACEBOOK page. You can reach me there. You can also send out good thoughts, and if you believe in prayer, I’d appreciate that. My faith has taught me over the years that you don’t pray for magic tricks and easy answers. You pray that you have the strength to handle what ever comes your way.
"I look forward to getting back to work with my family here at XRT. I look forward to coming back to serve the most remarkable radio audience a D.J. could hope for. Thanks for your love and prayers. I’m grateful more than I can say."