Midock Exits WNIR, Health Reasons

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asked several times…”why has WNIR’s Jim Midock been gone for so long?”

We now know why, and rather unfortunately, that absence will be permanent.

The Akron market talker’s morning show announced on-air early Friday that morning newsman Midock turned in his resignation, citing “health reasons related to his heart”.

Stan Piatt, Maggie Fuller and Midock’s fill-in, afternoon anchor Phil Ferguson, expressed their sadness about losing Jim Midock on the show (we assume sports voice Steve French was off, as we heard Phil doing sports).

They said E-Mail to his station E-Mail address would be forwarded to him if anyone wants to share their well-wishes.

Piatt said Midock is “under the care of the Cleveland Clinic”.

Here’s Midock’s bio on the WNIR Morning Show page:

JIM MIDOCK has anchored the Morning News for nearly 20 years. Like another famous reporter/super hero, Jim transforms from reporter to morning show character faster than a speeding bullet and without the aid of a telephone booth. He contributes to the fun and laughter with puns, impressions and a lot of other amazing stuff. However, he refuses to wear tights and a cape!

There’s no word on what WNIR plans to do to replace Midock at this point, though we assume you’ll continue hear Ferguson doing the morning news shift in the short term, at least.

Our sincere best wishes to Jim Midock as he continues to deal with his health concerns.

And just as a note: The Mighty Blog(tm) generally does not note personal health issues affecting local media personalities…unless they have become public, or if the media person directly affected wants us to share the information with our readership…


One Response to Midock Exits WNIR, Health Reasons

  1. Jack says:

    I grew up listening to Jimmy and have missed hearing his voice on the air lately. Thoughts and prayers to him and his family.

    I’ll miss you man, best wishes!

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