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A note from Classic Commute Host Mike McKay

MMK_036_148.jpgAs I hope you know from being a regular WDAV listener, I'm privileged to be with you Monday through Saturday mornings on the station. I also get to host and assemble the weekend programs Carolina Live and Artist Spotlight. No doubt about it -- if you don't like listening to me on WDAV, there's not a day in the week when you can get away from me! I hope that's not what you want to do, though...

You won't be hearing me for a while, beginning soon. I have prostate cancer, and the nature and size of the cancer dictate my having surgery rather than using another form of treatment. With the surgery and subsequent recovery period, I think I'll be away from WDAV about two weeks. I'm going to keep the absence as short as possible, but if you tune in and don't hear me for a while, don't worry -- I'll be back as soon as I can.

If by chance you're a person who prays, please keep me in your prayers the next few weeks...that's the best, most thoughtful thing you can do. All the best to you during this period, and keep listening to the matchless music on WDAV!

Comments

Dear Mike,
I wish you well. I have been a fan of yours since your days as weatherman on WBTV, a long time ago!

Dear Mike:

We'll be praying for an uneventful, routine surgery and a speedy recovery.

Peace,

Larry Britt

Mike,
Get well soon. You are the Voice of WDAV. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
From, A dedicated listener

Mike, my very best wishes to you. Your sincerity and genuine pleasure in being part of WDAV are obvious to your listeners. You will be missed and heartily welcomed back.

Mike,
I will be praying for you and your doctors, and will miss your wonderful voice awakening me every morning.
Phyllis L.

Mike, for me you are the voice of WDAV. In the days before your time there, my late husband Croy, also a broadcaster, donated some station ID's to WDAV with great pride. When you joined the staff, my daughter and I were both stuck by the similarities in your style, not voice, exactly, but in approach and the warm touch. I wish you well and hope to hear you back on air again very soon. sara pitzer


Dear Mike,
best wishes for a speedy recovery! You (or at least your voice) are part of our morning, and we are looking forward to having you with us soon again!
Hans and Karen Diessel

Mike, you will be in my thoughts and prayers each morning. Your voice is often the first one I hear each day and I look forward to hearing your voice in the mornings on WDAV very soon. I wish you the best in your surgery and recovery.

Mike,

I listen to you every weekday morning at work via WDAV.org streaming audio. You are the best!
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this period in your life.
God Speed!

Jim Buck, WS, NC

Hi Mike,
Our prayers are with you for successful surgery and a speedy recovery. We'll miss you in the morning and look forward to your return. Godspeed, my friend.
Jack Szczepek

You always kept me company and warned me about traffic on my way to school this year. I'll be praying for you.

Mike
I miss you in the morning... and pray for a complete and speedy recovery.
Joyce

You will most certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. Get well as soon as possible, because I miss your voice. Emly

Mike,
I wish you a safe and complete recovery! You are the greatest! I will pray for you and my prayers are with you.
Jane Smith Hill

God's blessings and peace to you, Mike. I thank God for you and remember your faith statement some time ago. I will pray for you and will miss you while you do what is best. ~ em

You will be sorely missed and in my prayers for a speedy, positive recovery.

Mike,
I miss you not being here in the morning and will miss you Sunday night at the Charlotte Symphony Sunday night. Do as the Doctors tell you and get well soon.
Gale Pendergraph

I wish you a speedy recovery. I am from the Charlotte area and I have known you most of my life via TV and radio broadcasts. I will say a prayer for you. -Matt

Mike,
You've been my beacon in the AM on my way to work. I look forward to your mellow words in the AM to smooth my way to a stressful environment. Best of luck in your treatment. My prayers are with you...
Joe

Dear Mike,
I already miss your soothing voice in the mornings. No one can announce traffic accidents like you can! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you a speedy recovery and good news.

Mike, you have been a big fan of mine since you did weather forecasts in back yard cookouts in South Charlotte many years ago! You, and your doctors, are most definitely on my prayer list & we all await your return. God bless you!

I miss waking up to you each morning, although Frank Dominquez is a good substitute.
You have my prayers for successful surgery and complete recovery.

Mike: I pray for your recovery, cure, and quick return with your skills and indomitable spirit.

Charlie L., Denver, NC

Mike, Although I don't know you personally, I enjoy your happy, calm voice thru WDAV and remember with fondness your WBTV days! As a co-member of the Davidson College staff and our Relay for Life team, I wish you a speedy recovery. Please know that your Davidson family cares about you! Alice Sloop, E.H. Little Library

Mike,
You will certainly be in our prayers for a successful treatment and complete recovery.

Just coming off last weekend's Mooresville/Lake Norman Relay For Life event where we saw hundreds of survivors from our community which was very inspiring for all of us as we HOPE for a cure for cancer. We've come a long way and hoping the research and treatments which have come along way will make your battle a lot easier.
Blessings,
Brenda
Davidson College Career Services and
Co-Chair of the ACS Mooresville Lake Norman Relay For Life

Mike, for sure, you will be
in my prayers. Frank is OK
but just a so so replacement, LOL, kidding of course

Dear Mike, You're surely missed and wished the very best time for recovery. Please listen to your body and take the time you need to get back your energy before you come back to WDAV. Hugs galore! Ardith

Deat Mike,
Chuck and I have "known" you since you hosted IBM's First Anniversary party in 1979 or was it "80? At any rate, we both enjoy hearing your voice every day on WDAV. We light candles and pray for friends in need and you will be among them in the weeks to come. Hang in there - we are all with you.
Ever
Chck and Heidi

We missed your voice on air and then saw your news. You are on our prayer list. As a PC victim myself, I know you can beat this. Get well soon.

Nobody announces "where planning is for life" better than you! (Keep practicing, Frank! :-)) Here's to planning for a speedy recovery and healthy life. My prayers - you're in them, my friend.

All the best,

Giles Almond

Dear Mike, We miss you already--get well and hurry back. You definitely are in our prayers.
The Clyde Popes

dear Mike, you have been a big part of our llives in Charlotte for many years, when pete was on the Co. Commission and later when you became the voice of WDAV.WDAV is a unique and treasured part of our life, and this means YOU!
You are in our special prayers for a successful surgery , for strength and every thing you need for perfect healing. May God and St. Peregrine guard you and keep you safe. I'll be praying to my favorite guardian angel, appropriately St. Michael the Archangel, to watch over you and keep you safe, and to St. Anthony for finding you perfect health. i will ask Father Reid at St. Ann's to say a mass for your recovery.
Your friends, Shep and Pete Foley


Dear Mike,
We miss you in the morning! Hurry back! Heart felt prayers for your quick and complete recovery, Don and Stephanie Hazard.

Mike, your voice is a constant reminder of broadcasts past as well as current and of your consummate professionalism. Godspeed to you and your family!

Mike,
I have been with WDAV and you since you both started. I have been through the prostate thing, also. You will do well, I'm sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this detour in life. I'll be waiting to hear you on the early show once again.
God go with you,

Pick Freeman

Mike:
My "new wife" and I were driving to visit her Mother in Benson ... and I got WDAV on the car's radio and you were the man doing the announcing. Mary Frances asked me " who is that voice." And, I told her your name and that I knew you through my Cousin Becky ... your neighbor ...
We met at Becky's home a long time ago ... and we had a great conversation. I have admired you ever since and your voice is just as strong now as I when I first heard you on WBTV.
You are one great guy ... and I admire you and the way your voice resonates through us listeners.
We look forward to your return just as I know you look forward to your good health.
PEACE and LOVE to you
[and all].
John Snowdon

Dear Mike,

Our prayers are for you. For your successful surgery. And for your complete recovery.

We enjoy listening to you each morning as the host for the music. Your voice complements the classical music.

I remember when you were a WBTV weatherman. I worked in the news department during the early 1970's.

Rick & Sherrill

Dear Mike,
I will miss hearing you on my way to work. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.
Jean

Mike,

Since arriving in Cornelius 3 years ago, we have listened every morning to your weekday program. It's a wonderful way to way up and relax sitting in our livingroom sipping our morning coffee.

Best wishes for a successful surgery and quick painless recovery. You are in our prayers.

We look forward to your soonest possible return to the airways.

Mike,
I will be praying. Hopefully I'll see you back at Central sitting in your favorite pew soon. God bless you and your family and all those that are caring for you.
Charlotte I

Mike,
I will be praying for your speedy and complete recovery. I have long enjoyed your talents and presence on WBT and now WDAV. Looking forward to your return!

Mike,
Dick & I wish you a successful surgery, uneventful recuperation, and quick return to the station.
Ruth Ault

Dear Mike,

Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are certainly with you. We're looking forward to very soon hearing your wonderful voice again!

Mike:

Get well and soon. We miss you, especially in the morning. God be with you as you are in our prayers.
Abbey & Rick Lejk

Dear Mike,
Many a day your music has provided balance and hope in difficult times. Please have my best wishes now for hope and a speeedy reovery. Lynne

Mike,

We've been listeners ever since WDAV went on the air and used to watch you as weathrman on WBT. Your mellow voice is missed on the station and in our home. Our hearts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery,

Trissy and Henry Lomax

Mike, we miss your voice in the mornings. Our prayers are with you as you recover and we look forward to your return. Selfishly because we enjoy you, but more importantly because you will have recovered.

Ray McCraw

You are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery. Looking forward to hearing your wonderful voice in the morning.
A fan

I miss listening to you on my way to work from Gaston County to Mecklenburg County in the mornings. I have been a fan of yours since the "weather days". My prayers are with you for a complete recovery soon.

God's Peace

Dear Mike, You are in my prayers. I've been listening to you from the times as a weather person, and into your wonderful programs on WDAV. I'll miss hearing you, but I know you will be back soon. Be strong and know everyone is pulling for you and wish you well.

My prayers go out for a speedy & complete recovery.

Dear Mike, You are much appreciated and sorely missed! God's grace and peace be yours in abundance through Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am praying that God will supply ALL of yours and your family's needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus! Blessings now and always. Emily

He is the great physcian Mike. Many prayers and best wishes I extend to you for a full recovery.

So grateful that your surgery went well, will continue to lift you up in prayer for a complete and speedy recovery. Miss your wonderful voice and calm presence, Frank is doing wonderful - another great voice and calming presence. God Bless!
Cynthia S.

Mike,

I hope you recover quickly and painlessly as possible.

Take care,

Phil

Good Morning!
Glad to hear that you are doing well! We'll keep you in our prayers and look forward to having you back next week!
~Danny, Susan, Allyson & Rebecca

Dear Mike,
I am praying for your speedy recovery. My father, who introduced me to classical music when I was young, also had prostate cancer and he has fully recovered. I pray that you will do the same. Get well soon and please don't rush anything. Even though we miss your pleasant voice and humor in the mornings, your recovery and health are the most important.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Take care.
Sincerely,
Jessica Black
Charlotte, NC

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