Zone News! Laughter a form of medicine in DJ Dylan Willows’ cancer fight

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Victoria radio host Dylan Willows, who is facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, returned to work this week co-hosting the morning show at The Zone

by Mike Devlin

Times Colonist

January 18, 2024

Victoria radio DJ Dylan Willows, who is facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, returned to work this week co-hosting the morning show at The Zone. ROB PORTER

Victoria radio host Dylan Willows returned to the airwaves this week, following a personal leave from The Zone brought about by a shocking announcement.

Willows, 44, went public with his terminal cancer diagnosis on Dec. 1, during the last morning show before his five-week break. The after-effect was immediate. The rock station posted the news (and the emotional audio from the live broadcast) on its Facebook page, resulting in more than 2,300 likes and several hundred comments. Willows, a beloved media personality in Victoria, said everyone from close friends to complete strangers reached out, messages that fortified the Claremont Secondary graduate as he came to grips with his Stage 4 diagnosis.

“It helped me navigate the gravity of the situation,” Willows said, during an exclusive interview with the Times Colonist.

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