Industry News

WBAP, Dallas-Fort Worth Host Hal Jay Awaiting Heart Transplant

Dallas-Fort Worth morning radio personality Hal Jay is currently in Baylor Scott & White University Medical Center awaiting heart transplant. On Monday of this week, Jay called in to the WBAP morning show to speak with hosts Ernie Brown and Brad Barton and to explain to listeners why he was not in the studio. He said, “Last Tuesday night (1/10), I had a ventricular tachycardia event and fell to the floor, and my cardiologist Dr. Shaw, had me transferred to Baylor Scott & White University Medical Center.” He spent the week at the hospital continuing to rest and undergo testing as doctors monitored the situation. But Saturday night (1/14), he had another ventricular tachycardia event. Jay says, “I asked the doctor, ‘How sick am I?’ And he said you are really sick; your heart is done.” Jay has been placed on the heart transplant list. Of the four levels of the list, pending severity, Jay is listed as a level two and it is unknown at this time when a transplant will take place. Jay finished his on-air appearance on Monday by thanking listeners for their prayers, mentioning he intends to document his transplant journey, and check in with the “WBAP Morning News” as he is able.