Thursday, September 17, 2015
Radio’s Matt Patrick has cancer
Matt Patrick, who wowed Northeast Ohio for 30 years with “The Matt Patrick in the Morning Show” on WKDD, has esophageal cancer.
He has been hosting a conservative talk show at KTRH in Houston, Texas since 2011.
In Akron, Patrick first made his name in rock 'n' roll radio and conducted an annual radiothon for Akron Children's Hospital, which has raised more than $6 million since its debut in 1999. His career took him from Ohio to New York to Indiana to Texas.
WKDD morning host Keith Kennedy wrote lovingly to Patrick on his Facebook page: "Cancer knows better than to mess with a Texan.”
Patrick also worked at WTAM AM/1100 in Cleveland.
Brian Fowler, morning man at WGAR, said: “Matt Patrick was the guy to beat. He owned Akron radio."