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With a New Heart, Hal Jay Returns to WBAP, Dallas Today

Two months after receiving a heart transplant, longtime Dallas radio personality Hal Jay returns to “WBAP Morning News” on the Cumulus Media news/talk station. Regular TALKERS readers are aware that in early January, Jay suffered two ventricular tachycardia events within a week of each other and doctors at Baylor Scott & White Hospital told him, “Your heart is done.” He was placed on the transplant list and told his expected wait would be two to six months for a new heart. Fortunately, it didn’t take that long and on February 3, Jay received a call informing him a heart had become available and he would be going into surgery that night. He received the new heart on February 4 and went home nine days later. Today (4/3), Jay returns to the air alongside his WBAP co-host Ernie Brown. Jay has been a key personality on the station for the past 42 years.