The nearly 26-year veteran of the station had to learn to walk all over again in the aftermath.
Now, according to NJ101.5, he's fully recovered and has returned for a weekly podcast, “The Jim Gearhart Show.” You can get it on iTunes and on Google Play.
Coming out of his self-described “cocoon,” Jim hit the airwaves for the first time since late 2015 Wednesday — joining Judi Franco for an hour and recounting the fall that could have ended his life.
“I remember these EMTs sitting in there, and they kind of squeezed me around, and they said, ‘This old guy, he must be made of iron. He has to have broken bones. Nobody could live through that.’ … Actually, they thought I was dead for a short while,” he said.
Jim said his loss of balance and fall were eventually chalked up to medicine, too much time in a hot tub, and “three fingers of Glenn Moran G Scotch” — though loosening up with the latter may have actually saved him.