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Jeremy White Shares Family Tragedy On WGR

“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.”

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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 freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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Dennis Eckersley

On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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The Musers Mock Jim Nantz’s Farewell To Nick Faldo

“I’m telling you, Jim, he made it worse with his funeral director voice,” said co-host George Dunham.

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Nick Faldo

On Sunday, CBS Golf analyst Nick Faldo called his final tournament with CBS after sixteen years with the network. He was poised in the tower above the 18th green with Jim Nantz as he said his final goodbyes. It was an emotional moment that The Musers on The Ticket in Dallas had to comment on.

In the message, Faldo clearly has an issue getting thru the moment while Nantz tries to comfort his friend and buy him some time to regain his composure. However, The Musers thought it wasn’t helpful at all.

“I’m telling you, Jim, he made it worse with his funeral director voice,” said co-host George Dunham. “It sounded like he was going to say, ‘now, it’s time to send you to your happy place’. When he said that and when Nick said, in tears, ‘I’m ready,’ that made it sound like Jim was putting him to sleep.”

“(Australian accent) Go ahead and smother me, Jim,” Gordon Keith quipped, “go ahead and take that pillow over there and choke me out right now.”

“Nick are you ready for us to unplug the life support machine?” asked Dunham.

“Yeah, kick that thing right out the wall, mate.”

Dunham would later say, “I don’t think that any famous broadcaster has ever signed off in tears, proclaiming ‘I’m ready, I’m ready'”.

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