Valley Residents Donate Over $17,000 for Local DJ

<p>Joel "JB" Baker and Taylor Swift</p>

Joel "JB" Baker and Taylor Swift

Yakima Valley residents help raise over $17,000 for a local DJ recovering from cancer surgery.

Country radio host Joel "JB" Baker underwent oral cancer surgery a few days ago -- doctors told him the operation could cost him his ability to speak.

To help offset the cost, his radio station set up a fundraiser where people can request a song by pledging money.

The fundraiser collected over $15,000 it's first day.