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.