Monday, March 10, 2008
12 noon
Just finished a consult with Dr. Frank DiMauro, my voice specialist. While progress has been made, I simply WILL NOT be ready to return this Thursday, March 13, 2008.
Fitting as it may sound, my return date is now set for St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17, 2008.
I will need the Luck of The Irish, too. The plan is for me to gradually build my way back to be able to handle the rigors of a four-hour daily broadcast. Initially, I will be presenting a heavy guest line-up and feature your GOLD RUSH of on-air phone calls, in order to work my way back carefully.
I will have to limit my monologues for the first week or so.
Thanks for your continued faithful listenership of "Hurley in the Morning" during my absence.
My thanks and appreciation to Don Hurley, Kirk Conover, Ken LeFevre, Josh Hennig, and, of course Rick Brancadora for all of their assistance. 
Don and Kirk will be guest hosting for the remainder of this week, Wednesday will feature a "Best of Hurley in the Morning" Program. Thanks to Josh for putting this together. It will literally involve interviews from about 10 different "Hurley" programs of the recent past.
A bout of laryngitis has only happened to me one other time during my broadcast career. It was about 12 years ago. But, this experience has provided a blue print for what it takes to get back.
April, May and June are 3 crucial months ahead in the continuing development and progress at WIBG 1020 Radio. I am trying to do everything possible, so that when I come back, there will hopefully not be any setback.  
Thank you,