Clint Broussard Has Blues In Hi-Fi After Car Wreck

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Lauren Summerville
Longtime KTRU disc jockey Clint Broussard, whose popular show Blues in Hi-Fi has been a Wednesday-night staple for more than 12 years, is recuperating at home after two surgeries on his leg. Broussard's leg was "separated below the knee" during a collision on U.S. 59 near the Spur 525 intersection.

Broussard, who spoke from his parents' home in Port Arthur, where he expects to be recuperating for the next eight weeks, says he left Mike Stinson's March 22 gig at Leon's Lounge around midnight and was cruising in the far left lane to avoid merging traffic from the spur when he was cut-off by another car.

Broussard swerved to avoid the other vehicle and lost control of his own, doing a 180-degree spin before crashing head-on into the concrete center barrier at highway speed.

"It was a pretty bad scene," says Broussard, who works at Cactus Music and the Ginger Man. "There was a hank of hair in the windshield where my head hit. I never lost consciousness but I was in shock.

"I actually got out of the car and was sitting by the freeway waiting for the ambulance, and all I could think about was that I needed to get home because I had to work in the morning. My head was bleeding pretty badly, and fortunately a guy stopped and sat with me until the ambulance came."

EMS arrived within 15 minutes and took Broussard to nearby Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center, where doctors found a major separation below the knee, as well as head and hand wounds that required stitches.

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Chris Nelson
Broussard had two surgeries on his lower leg last week, and was released from the hospital on Monday. He describes his prognosis as "good."

As for his long-running radio show, Broussard noted that various KTRU staffers have filled in to keep the show going.

"All kinds of people have jumped in to keep the show going," he says. "It's really gratifying to see that kind of support from my KTRU friends."

Broussard, who had auto insurance but no health insurance, can't be on the leg for at least eight weeks. He noted that Ginger Man manager Joe Jackson is already in the early stages of planning a benefit to help belay Broussard's considerable medical expenses.

Jackson expects the date to be in late May or early June, but it has yet to be finalized.
The tentative list of performers is Mighty Orq, Mike Stinson, and John Egan.

KTRU is also in the process of setting up a PayPal account for donations. Stay tuned to Rocks Off for further details.


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Berta
Berta

Welcome back Clint, We missed you and will miss you. How do we access that new station ? Are you going to be on?. I have just found you about two years ago and boom out Go The lights. Is there a place where i can access your playlist for the past couple of years if so please send me a little note here at my wifres Facebook.I am real old school and had to get on here and try and open a facebook page ,but it didnt like what I was doing. I am old, half blind ,but love what your doing.

Shegood
Shegood

Best curated vintage Blues show in town or darned near anywhere!!! We've been thinkin' about you, Clint, and send you BIG Get Well vibes. Can't wait to donate!

Mckwaichangcane
Mckwaichangcane

Just heard a PA with Clint's voice, and it makes me miss the blues-n-hifi even more, get well Clint!

furioso ateo
furioso ateo

Awwww, no. This guy is so great on the radio. Fuck. I hope everything works out for him.

nickiH
nickiH

Get well soon friend!! Can't wait to show my support at the benefit!! Please keep us updated. :)

Darelle
Darelle

Clint, bless your heart! We are here for you, buddy. Looking forward to your full recovery so we can hear you and see you again.

Gunsandtacos
Gunsandtacos

Greatest DJ ever. I've always wanted to meet this guy.

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