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RADIO LISTENER SUMMONS HELP FOR AILING DISC JOCKEY

A radio listener summoned medical help for a disc jockey who seemed to be having trouble breathing during a morning oldies program.

Jay Mack, 60, was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with walking pneumonia, KXKL said. He was in stable condition Monday.

John Bloemen, who has listened to Mack on Denver-area radio for more than 30 years, had called his brother-in-law, a firefighter, on Sunday, and told him that the disc jockey sounded short of breath. The brother-in-law sent an ambulance to the radio station.

Borrowing a line from an oldie, Mack told his program director that if anyone asked about his illness, "tell them I have the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie-woogie flu."

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