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Radio host Neil Rogers to have open-heart surgery

BY ELINOR J. BRECHER, ebrecher@MiamiHerald.com

Longtime South Florida talk host Neil Rogers, who retired from WQAM in June 2009, will undergo open-heart surgery Friday, according to his former boss, Joe Bell.

Bell, vice president/market manager for Beasley Broadcasting in Miami, said in an e-mail that Rogers, 68, ``had a stroke and heart attack in October and has had a relapse.''

Rogers' attorney, Norman E. Kent, has been named as his guardian, Bell said.

Rogers has diabetes and suffered a stroke on the air 1990. He has a home in Plantation Acres but lives much of the year in Toronto. He reportedly returned to South Florida for the surgery.


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Fiesta Tacos was a sponsor of the neil rogers show in the 80's and 90's. We wish you well and hope that you make a full recovery.

All my best wishes to you Neil,

Robert Benezra
P.S. please reply on my facebook page.

G-d Bless you, my dear friend

Love you Uncle Neil, get well soon!

Your pally,

When I was young, I agreed with everything Neil said. When I grew up, I disagreed with everything he said. But agree or disagree with him, he was one hell of a talk show host.
Get well, Neil.

Get well Neil!!! You're the best!

Neil touched many lives, and especially mine. Thank you for all the laughs. This news really saddens me. I have no 4-skin!

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