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680/The Fan’s Chris Rude fighting cancer

Chris Rude, 680/The Fan’s morning host of the Rude Awakening, is going through chemotherapy and radiation to battle a cancerous tumor behind his throat.

“He’s doing well, the doctors are positive. We have known for awhile,” said Norm Schrutt, his agent. “He’s been going through chemo for six weeks. He’s been working every day.”

Rude, who is actually a pretty private, shy guy off the air, announced it on his show yesterday.

Why did he hold off so long? “He didn’t want a pity party,” Schrutt said.

David Dickey, Rude’s boss at the Fan, said he’s not sure how much time Rude may have to take off down the road when the radiation treatments start.

“Luckily, nothing has spread, thank the Lord,” Dickey said. “They caught it immediately when it popped up. Chris was very diligent getting it checked out.”

Rude has been at the Fan for more than six years after a long run at 96rock. “This is a family run company,” Dickey said. “Like any good family, we’re behind him. We’re hoping for the best.”

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August 27th, 2009
11:16 am

Praying for you Chris.


August 27th, 2009
11:18 am

Pull through this Rude you can’t leave us with just Perry and Leo…


August 27th, 2009
11:19 am

Hope you get well Rude!


August 27th, 2009
11:21 am

Chris is a true professional and i wish him a complete recovery. His is a fighter and will win this one….


August 27th, 2009
11:23 am

I’ve been a fan of the Rude One for a long time. Best of luck Chris, somebody has to keep Perry straight.


August 27th, 2009
11:24 am

Chris, you are in my family’s prayers.


August 27th, 2009
11:26 am

Everyone is praying for you Chris, get well soon.


August 27th, 2009
11:28 am

Rude is AWESOME! Prayers are with him.


August 27th, 2009
11:28 am

Rude, I know you beat this.


August 27th, 2009
11:28 am

Rude…I know you’ll beat this.


August 27th, 2009
11:28 am

Wishing you a speedy and full recovery, to be honest, you are the only reason i can listen to the show.


August 27th, 2009
11:29 am

Best wishes, Rude. Been listening to Rude since the, was it, Z93 days? Certainly loved the show on 680 with Dukes.

The Blause

August 27th, 2009
11:30 am

Get well, Chris!

Actually Hagood, it’s just Perry we’re stuck with since Leo never says anything unless the other two are talking baseball.


August 27th, 2009
11:31 am

Get well soom Chris. You can beat this! Keep your head up and keep fighting. My prayers are with you.


August 27th, 2009
11:32 am

My prayers are with you Roo-roo!


August 27th, 2009
11:39 am

You’re in our prayers Rude One! Get well soon!


August 27th, 2009
11:40 am

Get well Chris…it’s no fun teasing you if you’re sick.
Stay strong in prayer.


August 27th, 2009
11:43 am

I’ve been listening to Chris Rude since the “Chris and JD” show at Rock 105 in Jacksonville,FL in the early 80’s….so I feel like I’ve grown up listening to this guy…he will make it and be stronger in the end…..fight it Chris…

Stew Fan

August 27th, 2009
11:50 am

I wish you well and hope that you’ll beat this, but 680 still Sucks!!! Have a Nice Day


August 27th, 2009
11:50 am

Chriss, stay strong! You will beat this. Prayers for you and your family


August 27th, 2009
11:53 am

stay strong. you delightfully blighted my teenage years! God speed!

BullDawg Rick

August 27th, 2009
11:57 am

Prayers sent in your name, Bro… GodSpeed to you Chris !!!!!


August 27th, 2009
12:01 pm

You can do It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


August 27th, 2009
12:06 pm

Chris best of luck..stay postive and listen to the doctors..we are praying for you!


August 27th, 2009
12:07 pm

Rude, Willard & Kaedy are the ROYALTY OF ATLANTA RADIO.


August 27th, 2009
12:10 pm

Leave it to a hater at 790 to get all negative.


August 27th, 2009
12:11 pm

We’re all pulling for you!


August 27th, 2009
12:14 pm

Get well soon Chris!!


August 27th, 2009
12:15 pm

Rude…hang in there. We’re praying for ya.


August 27th, 2009
12:21 pm

So many of us relate to you ROO ROO ’cause you are what we hope that we are on a good day: practical, polite, straight shooting & informative. I admire that you don’t use gimmicks like being brash or abrasive to work people up. God speed a return to full health!


August 27th, 2009
12:32 pm

Rude…good luck and God speed!


August 27th, 2009
12:33 pm

Prayers are with you, Chris. A friend of mine had a similar type of cancer last year and he’s doing well now. I will pray the same thing for you.

Zone Fan

August 27th, 2009
12:36 pm

Not a 680 fan by any means……but my prayers go out for Rude and hopefully he kicks this cancer in the arse and doesn’t have to miss any time in the process. God Bless you Chris and pull through now.


August 27th, 2009
12:44 pm

The Dickeys are a family that stands with and behind it’s employees. We’ll see how long that lasts.

j nes

August 27th, 2009
12:50 pm

Rude, you have brightened many of my mornings. Get well soon.

Freddie G

August 27th, 2009
12:53 pm

Rude I am a fan of yours, and will continue to pray for a full recovery.

Braves Fan

August 27th, 2009
12:54 pm

Praying for you Rude. Keep your chin up.

Rob Horton

August 27th, 2009
12:57 pm

Chris, you helped me get through back in 94 when I had it, now I’m rooting for you to beat this. Us suvivors will stick by you. God Bless


August 27th, 2009
12:57 pm

Get well soon, Chris! There’s only so much that we can take of Perry in the mornings!! :-)


August 27th, 2009
12:57 pm

Get Well Soon C. Rude. Playing guitar helps!


August 27th, 2009
12:58 pm

Rude is my all time favorite on Atlanta radio. I know you can lick this. I will continue to pray for you and Kaedy to overcome this.


August 27th, 2009
12:59 pm


August 27th, 2009
1:04 pm

Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time..


August 27th, 2009
1:06 pm

You are the best Rude. Hope you have a speedy recovery! I’ll be thinking of you.

Ian Punnett

August 27th, 2009
1:07 pm

hey rude – after you beat this we can say aliens were involved and you can be a guest on my coast to coast show – I have an opening at the 2:36 am slot on tuesdays.


August 27th, 2009
1:18 pm

Keep your spirits up & your family close Rude. We’re all pulling for you! Get well soon.


August 27th, 2009
1:21 pm

Chris I will pray for you brother I myself just found out I have thank God a non-cancerous pituitary tumor and I know its tough mentally. Just trust in the Lord he has all power in his hands. “Psalms 91″

Big Mike

August 27th, 2009
1:32 pm

Be Strong Brother! You will make it through this!


August 27th, 2009
1:33 pm

Best wishes Chris.
Love the show.


August 27th, 2009
1:37 pm

I loved C-Rude at 96 ROCK and love him at 680.
You’re in my prayers.
Stay Rude, my friend!