SALT LAKE CITY, UT — During one of his national tour appearances over the weekend, Glenn Beck told fans he has been diagnosed with macular distrophy, a disease that could cost the syndicated talk show host his vision. Beck’s syndicated show has affiliates in all four markets of CNYRadio.com’s coverage area.
As some may expect, the conservative host turned his situation into an opportunity to criticize President Barack Obama’s health care reform plan. He reportedly told the 6,000 people in the audience, “I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find,” according to CBS News.
Beck said he went to the doctor a few weeks ago, after losing the ability to focus his eyes. He told fans the doctor was unable to give Beck a firm prognosis as to exactly how much worse his vision will become, or when.
Beck’s show is heard weekdays from 9am to noon in Syracuse on WSYR 570; in Utica-Rome on WIBX 950; in Watertown on WTNY 790; and in Ithaca/Cortland on WHCU 870. Additionally, both WSYR and WIBX carry The Glenn Beck Weekend.