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Jake Query Survives Heart Attack Doc Calls ‘Widow-Maker’

“After undergoing surgery to place a stent in the blocked artery, Query asked the doctor to compare his heart to an NFL quarterback. The doctor said after the stent, Query’s heart would be Tom Brady at 24.”

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Indianapolis native and local sportscaster Jake Query is recovering from a life-threatening heart attack, suffered last Thursday evening. 

Query told The Indianapolis Star he and his girlfriend met up with an old friend at a local bar. During the evening, Query’s arm began to tighten and tingle, along with the feeling of heartburn. Suspecting a heart attack, Query’s friend drove him to the hospital where he soon received emergency surgery. 

Doctor’s found the 48-year old Query to have 100% blockage in the left anterior descending artery, causing a massive heart attack often referred to as the ‘widow-maker.’ 

“The doctor said, ‘If you had not come in here when you did,’ you probably would have not made it 30 minutes,” Query told The Indy Star. 

Query works as an announcer for IndyCar, he also co-hosts Query & Shultz on the ISC Sports Network. The duo previously filled the afternoon drive timeslot on WNDE FOX Sports 1260. But Jake Query and Derek Schultz were part of a nationwide round of layoffs conducted by iHeart in January, causing them to lose their afternoon show following eight years on-air. 

After undergoing surgery to place a stent in the blocked artery, Query asked the doctor to compare his heart to an NFL quarterback. The doctor said after the stent, Query’s heart would be Tom Brady at 24. For what it’s worth, Brady won his first Super Bowl with the New England Patriots at 24. 

In addition to his sportscasting prowess, Query is known locally for his philanthropy which was on full display just hours after the heart attack. Shortly after surgery, Query tweeted a video informing everyone of the heart attack, but he quickly moved past that and onto his continued campaign raising money for the Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis. Query is taking part in a celebrity challenge to support all kids living in the Children’s Bureau Children Shelter. Donations in Query’s name can be made by clicking here.

Query’s scare occurred almost one year after another popular Indianapolis sports media personality experienced a life-threatening heart attack. Last November, Jeff Rickard, morning host and program director of The Fan in Indianapolis was hospitalized and needed emergency surgery following a heart attack. Rickard discussed his experience and recovery with BSM’s Demetri Ravanos last week. 

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K&C Masterpiece: Cowboys Could Add 30 Million More Viewers To Super Bowl

“The Cowboys in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs would’ve shattered all viewership ratings.”

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The matchup in this year’s Super Bowl is set, and the game will undoubtedly be the most-viewed program on TV this year. But if the Dallas Cowboys were taking part in the game, it’s safe to say the ratings would be astronomical.

The Cowboys divisional playoff game against San Francisco drew 45.7 million viewers. It was the second-most watched divisional round contest on record.

The NFC championship between San Francisco and Philadelphia drew 47.5 million.

On 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, K&C Masterpiece host Kevin Hageland said had the Cowboys made it to Philly, the viewership would’ve been even better.

“I know the game sucked, but that just shows you, because the Cowboys were like almost 8 million above every other divisional game, this could’ve gotten to 58 (million),” Hageland said.

Kevin added that if Dallas had gone all the way, the audience tuning in would’ve easily eclipsed some of the highest-rated programs of all-time.

“The Cowboys in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs would’ve shattered all viewership ratings,” he said. “Even with the new system and so many people streaming and everything like that.”

Usually the Super Bowl averages around 100 million viewers. Hageland said a Cowboys Super Bowl appearance in this day and age would’ve set the new top ratings mark for years to come.

“My estimation would be you would add approximately an extra 30 million people,” he said.

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Patrick McCarthy To Join Mets Radio Crew

“Patrick, the son of Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy, had been calling games for Philly’s Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley.”

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The New York Mets have called on Patrick McCarthy to join the team’s radio broadcasts this season.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, McCarthy will host pregame and postgame coverage on WCBS and fill in for Howie Rose when he takes time off.

Patrick, the son of Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy, had been calling games for Philly’s Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley.

Keith Raad will be added to the booth for Mets games on the radio this season as well.

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Angelo Cataldi Bans Andy Reid’s Voice From WIP Morning Show

“25% of the people who voted in our poll and said they admire and respect Reid more than Sirianni, you 25% have not been paying any attention for years.”

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As Super Bowl LVII approaches, many storylines have emerged. One includes Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid facing off with the team he coached for 14 years, the Philadelphia Eagles. Reid is a beloved figure in NFL circles, but 94WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi couldn’t hold back his disdain for the coaching legend.

On Tuesday morning, Cataldi mentioned he couldn’t believe Reid was so highly regarded in NFL media circles. The longtime host said Reid was never truthful during interviews.

After playing clips that included Reid saying the Eagles “were a good team” and how the Chiefs “would need a good game plan” to grab a victory, Cataldi took issue with the generalities Reid spoke with. When asked what he expected from an NFL head coach, Cataldi compared Reid to current Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.

“I was expecting something like Nick gives me every time,” Cataldi said. “I hate Reid ’cause he never won me the Super Bowl, I hate Reid that it took him six years to get there, it took Nick two, and I hate Reid because he never bothered to share a damn thing. If you’re out there, with 25% of the people who voted in our poll and said they admire and respect Reid more than Sirianni, you 25% have not been paying any attention for years.”

Cataldi — who admitted “I don’t like the man, and I’ve never liked the man” — said he received more than 300 emails about Reid, noting he didn’t realize he was “widely regarded as the all-time Andy Reid critic” in Philadelphia.

The 94WIP host added listeners will not hear the voice of the “phony, fraud” Reid any longer on his morning show.

“I do not control the other dayparts here. I don’t control the newsroom. I’m done playing anything said by Andy Reid. ‘Cause I learned over 14 years it’s a waste of time.”

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