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WWTN's Phil Valentine Hospitalized in Very Serious Condition


Phil Valentine
Phil Valentine

Cumulus Media's WWTN-FM (99.7 SuperTalk)/Nashville veteran talk host Phil Valentine has been hospitalized in very serious condition with COVID-19 and pneumonia after testing positive on July 11. The following statement was released by his family:

"Phil contracted the COVID virus a little over a week ago and has since been hospitalized and is in very serious condition, suffering from COVID Pneumonia and the attendant side effects. He is in the hospital in the critical care unit breathing with assistance but is not on a ventilator. We'd ask that everyone please refrain from contacting him while he is in the hospital.

"Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an 'anti-vaxer' he regrets not being more vehemently 'Pro-Vaccine," and looks forward to being able to more vigorously advocate that position as soon as he is back on the air, which we all hope will be soon. Phil & his family would like for all of you to know that he loves ya'll and appreciates your concern, thoughts & prayers more than you will ever know. Please continue to pray for his recovery and please go get vaccinated!"

Cumulus signed Valentine to a long-term contract as host of WWTN-FM 's "The Phil Valentine Show." The program debuted over 24 years ago and airs weekdays from 3-7pm on WWTN. In addition to his afternoon show, Valentine works with Cumulus Nashville on a variety of projects, including the development and creation of original content podcasts, and other multimedia projects and events.

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