On Tuesday, WGR morning host Jeremy White returned to his radio show with tragic news. The quadruplets he and his wife, Molly, were expecting had died.
Listeners were aware White and his wife were expecting quadruplets since they made the announcement in August. On Sunday, September 22nd, they hosted a gender reveal at a Bills tailgate, later that night Molly went to the ER with “terrible pains.”
“Our efforts to stop pre-term labor fell short and our quads were all born too early to have a chance at survival,” Jeremy and Molly White shared on Twitter.
Molly gave birth to each of their four children on separate days throughout the week after being admitted to the hospital on September 22nd. Zoe, Lincoln, Miles and Brecken, were born between Monday and Saturday, with each child losing their life soon after.
An emotional White told listeners there was nothing that could have been done to save their children, so every single time a child was born, they were going to meet them and then the baby was going to die.
White’s return to his WGR morning show, Howard and Jeremy triggered 20 of the most powerful minutes in radio as the emotional father shared raw details of losing their four children, telling listeners that he views his wife as his hero.
“I wanted to tell the story because I felt like I could never come back to work without telling the story,” Jeremy said. “If anyone ever goes through it, I want them to reach out to me and know that they can. I hope it never happens to anybody, but if it ever happens to you, you can reach out to me. And I’ll hopefully help you get through it the way other people helped me and helped my wife.”
“These months with our quads growing have been some of the happiest of our lives. We mourn the family we dreamed of having, and will carry them with us, as long as we live,” Jeremy and Molly wrote on Twitter.
After each child died, the parents spent time with them, taking pictures and saving an audio recording of their heartbeats, which have been placed inside a teddy bear. “I never thought being with your child after it passed would be important, but it is, it’s really important.”
“Amazing what you can see in such a young child that can’t survive in the world, you can still see physical characteristics.” Those physical characteristics resembled Jeremy and Molly, and seeing those memorable features brought the parents joy.
The radio host was incredibly grateful to everyone who helped along the way, friends, family and especially the doctors, nurses and entire medical staff at the hospital. Jeremy shared the roller coaster of emotions he and his wife are dealing with, from losing their children, to whether or not people will question if he goes to a game in an attempt to continue living his life. More than being met with questions, Jeremy’s co-host Howard Simon said he should be met with hugs.
“When we look back, it ends up as the worst week our lives, but there are smiles in there, there are laughs, there are good moments that you spend with your kids,” Jeremy added.
Jeremy will remain off-air the rest of the week, planning to make his full-time return to WGR’s popular morning show next week.
Brandon Contes is a former reporter for BSM, now working for Awful Announcing. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or reach him by email at Brandon.Contes@gmail.com.
NHL All-Star Game Airing Exclusively on SiriusXM After Contract Extension
The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter.
SiriusXM and the NHL have reached an extension that will see the satellite service continue to carry every league contest. The new multi-year deal will run through the 2028-2029 season.
Part of the deal includes the NHL All-Star Game airing exclusively on SiriusXM. The game had previously been distributed by Westwood One before Sports USA Media took over the rights in 2021.
The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter. All three are regulars on NHL Network Radio. Stellick and Laughlin serve as hosts of NHL Morning Skate, while Kouleas hosts the station’s afternoon show, The Power Play.
NHL Network Radio will also provide live coverage of the league’s All-Star Media Day on Thursday, February 2nd and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday, February 3rd.
The deal includes SiriusXM continuing to produce and distribute SiriusXM NHL Network Radio on the platform for the duration of the contract.
Peter Rosenberg: Gio’s Rant ‘Gimmick Infringement’ of Don La Greca
The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay.
The war of words between WFAN’s Boomer & Gio and 98.7 ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show continued Monday, with a quip from Peter Rosenberg about a rant from Gregg Giannotti.
Giannotti, a Vikings fan, was discussing his viewing situation during Monday morning’s show as the franchise played the New York Giants. His wife, two daughters, mother, mother-in-law, and best friend joined him to watch the Super Wild Card game, and the WFAN host detailed that the situation grew more tense with each passing moment due to comments made by those in attendance.
Giannotti eventually admitted to yelling at his friend, and jokingly shouted “Not the time, Louise!” after his mother-in-law commented about how good the Giants had gotten during a Saquon Barkley touchdown run.
The rant didn’t go unnoticed by Rosenberg, however, and he replied to Giannotti’s video clip of the segment by saying “Fake Don Lagrecca (sic) much? This is called gimmick infringement”.
The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay after walking back comments he made about getting a producer at the station fired by calling them “performance art”.
While criticising Kay, Giannotti could not identify Rosenberg, only calling him “whatever his face”.
“He’s gonna retire. It doesn’t matter whether you kiss his ass or not, it’s not gonna be the difference in you getting that job when he leaves,” Giannotti said of La Greca and Rosenberg. “Just stop it. Just stop kissing his ass.”
Rosenberg responded to the disapproval from Giannotti last week by tweeting “My favorite part of the trash talk from the guy on the fan is ‘pick on someone your own size Michael Kay… pick on me’…LOL who are you?!!!!”
Jim Rome: Sad Paul Allen Is The Saddest Thing Ever
“Never mind letting yourselves down, never mind letting your employer down, never mind letting your fans down, you let the great P.A. down.”
One of Super Wild Card Weekend’s biggest upsets came in the Giants/Vikings game on Sunday afternoon, and Vikings radio voice Paul Allen obviously wasn’t thrilled about the final offensive play.
Jim Rome picked up on that listening to Allen’s call of Kirk Cousins finding T.J. Hockenson short of the line to gain, ending Minnesota’s season.
Rome said he hurt for Allen, who like many followers of the Vikings were shocked to see the second seed in the NFC playoffs bounced the first weekend.
“On the one hand sad P.A. is the saddest thing ever. I hate that so much,” Rome said Monday. “But he turns into pissed P.A. too. I mean that is a brutal way to lose. And what’s sadder than sad P.A.?”
Allen went viral halfway through the 2022-23 season, with his calls of a wild game against the Buffalo Bills on November 13. Allen went through a complete roller coaster of emotions as Buffalo fought to win 33-30 in overtime.
Rome added that he thought disappointing Allen was the worst of all for the NFC North champs.
“Never mind letting yourselves down, never mind letting your employer down, never mind letting your fans down, you let the great P.A. down,” he said.
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media. He works full-time as a multimedia specialist at the Virginia State Corporation Commission, while also putting in part-time work for News Radio WRVA and 910 The Fan in Richmond. Additionally, you can find Jordan contributing coverage of the Washington Capitals for the blog NoVa Caps. His prior media experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and ABC 8News. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.