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Voice of Pirates Jeff Charles undergoes emergency surgery

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Dec 14 2012 10:16:37 PM CST

ECU radio play-by-play announcer Jeff Charles suffered a setback in his fight against colon cancer.

According to Pirate Radio 1250 & 930, Charles had to undergo emergency surgery Thursday night, and was recovering in the ICU at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Charles' family announced on Dec. 5th that he was  diagnosed with colon cancer and had two previous surgeries.

A pathology report released on Dec. 11 stated that just one of 42 lymph nodes tested was cancerous.

Charles had been the voice of the Pirates for 25 years. Cards for Charles can be sent to Pirate Radio 1250 & 930 at P.O. Box 3333, Greenville, NC 27836.