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WBAP-AM, Dallas-Fort Worth Host Hal Jay Gets New Heart

Longtime WBAP-AM, Dallas-Fort Worth morning personality Hal Jay has received a heart transplant. Jay suffered several ventricular tachycardia events during the second week of January and was admitted to Baylor Scott & White University Medical Center where he was told he needed a new heart. His wife Ann reports to the “WBAP Morning News” team that Jay underwent transplant surgery early Sunday morning (2/5) and is recovering. Jay made a brief appearance on the show today (2/7) speaking with fellow hosts Ernie Brown and Brad Barton via phone from the hospital and says he feels good and may be allowed to go home sooner than expected. He also says he expects to be able to return to work within three weeks or so, depending on what his doctors say.