John Hancock honors legacy of late father with 24th annual Father's Day broadcast

John Hancock
March 15, 2018 - 7:40 pm

"Happy Father’s Day! 

24 Years ago, after ten days in a coma, I got the 3 a.m. phone call from Colorado that my father, Hal, had died.

He had suffered a brain aneurism ten days early, and I had kept my then 9 a.m. -noon radio audience informed of his situation.

I waited for a decent time to call Jason Lewis, who would have filled in for me then, but about 6am I decided that I was actually doing okay and would go in and do my show that day, before flying back to Colorado for services and family.

I didn’t tell anyone that morning, hit the air at 9:05 a.m. following John Stokes News, and said, 'As most of you know, I have been a little pre-occupied with my dad lately, and I thought it might be interesting if you called me today and told me about yours.'

And they did!

For three compelling, emotional hours people called and shared their dads with me.

It was real and sometimes emotional, but it was stunningly honest radio.

At the end of the three hours I announced that my dad had passed away, and that I would be gone for a few days.

We have done that show now for 24 years.

So Happy Father’s Day…Today!

Thank you for calling in and telling us about your dad.

We hope you enjoyed the music we’ve collected over the years about dads, and celebrate 'THE GOOD GUYS.' 

Ultimately, the message is this.

Let your dad know how much you love him.

If you can’t say it, then write a letter.

He deserves to know, and you will forever be spared the guilt of never resolving any conflicts ou misunderstandings you may have had.

It’s Father’s Day Today, March 15, 3 p.m. to  6 p.m."-John Hancock

John Hancock honors legacy of late father with 24th annual Father's Day broadcast

Three hours of compelling, heartwarming radio as callers call into John Hancock's show and talk about their fathers for his 24th annual Father's Day broadcast. 

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