WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? WHO IS LARRY ANYWAY?
The Rogue Valley’s own Larry Neal was hospitalized on Valentine’s Day. After his release from the hospital 52 days later, he and his family face a long recovery. As the longest tenured Rogue Valley radio host, Larry was the very first DJ on KRWQ when the station signed on in August of 1980, and through 2017 has been the afternoon drive voice of the station 37 years later. Larry Neal remains a credible and honored public personality. Multiple generations have come to know Larry’s warm voice and trustworthy smile…his dedication to his wife Linda, daughters Kari and Laci, and four grandchildren. Larry is an incredibly proud and emotional man whose selfless service to our community is immeasurable. He brought the St. Jude “Country Cares for Kids” Radiothon to southern Oregon, and has helped raise over $1,000,000 with Q100.3 listeners and sponsors for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Larry has aided dozens of other promotional partners in the Rogue Valley.
But now, Larry needs our help. While he is insured, his medical bills are staggering, and assistance in bridging the gap is monumental. Larry faces a long, uphill battle, a cruel irony for a generous man who has given so much of himself for decades. Please join the listeners of Q100.3 and the radio stations of Bicoastal Media, along with Radio Medford, and Opus Broadcasting, in helping Larry and Linda in maintaining some degree of normalcy in a very turbulent time, allowing them to work exclusively on his care and not worry constantly about the financial pressures.
Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, and donations for a gentleman who has previously, and would do the same for you in the future!