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Tedd Webb returns to radio Tuesday after weekend heart attack

Longtime radio personality Tedd Webb is returning to work today, three days after suffering a mild heart attack.

Webb, 62, had the heart attack after complications from other health issues forced him to stop taking his heart medication for several days.

But by Sunday he felt better, asking doctors to release him from the hospital so he could resume work today on the top-rated AM Tampa Bay show at WFLA-AM 970, when longtime partner Jack Harris goes on vacation.

"I'm not a good guy just laying around my house; that causes more problems and stress than anything," Webb said.

Webb's latest health problems started last week, after he noticed a large mass under his right armpit that he said "looked like I was trying to hide a baseball." A diabetic who had a quadruple bypass operation in 1999 after his first heart attack, Webb is waiting on test results on the mass.

"I've been a good boy for a long time … but I've got a body that's been beat up over the years," said Webb. "To me, getting on the microphone is just good therapy."

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CBS affiliate WTSP-Ch. 10 has named Orlando forecaster Jim Van Fleet to take over as chief meteorologist at the station. He will replace former chief Tammie Souza, who left WTSP in January. And it's a hire that's sorely needed; forecasters Chris Suchan and Sherry Ray Hughes are both scheduled to leave the station in September. But there is a catch: Van Fleet won't start at WTSP until Dec. 1, long after Suchan and Fields are gone.

Tedd Webb returns to radio Tuesday after weekend heart attack 08/15/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2011 8:46pm]

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