Thursday, July 6, 2017

Houston Radio: KTRH's Matt Patrick Stops Cancer Treatment

On the sixth anniversary of taking the airwaves in Houston, KTRH 740 AM radio host Matt Patrick announced Wednesday that he would no longer seek treatment for the aggressive cancer he's been fighting since late 2015.

According to The Houston Chronicle, Patrick's esophageal cancer has reduced his once-booming broadcasting voice to something just above a whisper at times. It's far-removed from the usual tone that listeners have grown used to since 2011. Even during sickness though Patrick's jovial attitude can be heard.

"On Houston's Morning News this morning, Matt revealed he has exhausted all options and has discontinued cancer treatments," read a status update on the AM station's Facebook page. "Matt and all of us at NewsRadio 740 KTRH, and the iHeartMedia family, thank you all for your constant love and support during this difficult time."

His co-host Shara Fryer (a cancer survivor) helped Patrick get through the morning show as Patrick's wife also stayed in the studio with him and the rest of the show team.

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