101 ESPN midday host Chris Duncan has announced that he’ll be taking a leave of absence from his radio show due to health reasons stemming from his longtime battle with cancer. The former baseball player who co-hosts ‘The Turn’ with Anthony Stalter has been with the radio station since 2011.
“This tumor keeps popping up so I’ve got to do something about it,” said Duncan during Tuesday’s program. “Sometimes I feel like I’m playing multiple positions with all the medical stuff going on and trying to do the radio, reading all these articles and trying to keep up with everything. It’s probably not fair to our listeners. So I need to step aside and focus on one thing instead of multiple things.”
Duncan was originally diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012 and has fought thru it throughout his time at 101 ESPN. ‘The Turn’ has been a dominant ratings performer in its timeslot and was recognized as the 9th best mid-market midday program by BSM earlier this year.
“It’s tough for me, but you guys have been great the whole time I’ve gone through this for the last five years,” added Duncan. “There have been ups and downs. It’s been crazy. Hopefully, I can step aside and take care of this and I won’t be out too long.”
To hear Chris’ announcement on the show click here.