Yes... You heard that right this morning. LISTEN to the announcement here:
This is something that has been in the works around here now for a few months and although I’ve seen it coming down the road, it doesn’t make it any easier.
After a lot of thinking, weighing of options, discussion with my own family, my wife in particular obviously, I have decided that after 10 years at WDEZ and 20 years behind a microphone, it is indeed time to hang up the headphones as it were…
My final day on the air at WDEZ will be this Friday.
I’ve have had a blast. There is no question that there is no other job, then this and there is no better place to do it then at this station, WDEZ.
But life changes you, changes what you want to accomplish and what you want hold dear. I’ve got a kid starting school this year and another kid soon to follow, extra curricular activities down the road with those kids and let’s face it, wanting to be a good husband and do a lot of things that I have not been able to do with my wife and kids because of my schedule.
I want to be clear, this was not an easy decision. I informed the company of my wanting to try to venture out of the on air aspect and into some other areas within the company, and there just wasn’t anything available so it was a good time for us to part ways and move on. I plan on taking a short break, taking some vacation time, getting re-acclimated with a normal schedule and then tackling what is next for me and the family on the horizon. This I do know… It will be here in Central Wisconsin… There isn’t any place I’d rather be. I’d planned on two years here and jumping to bigger markets and bigger opportunities. But my wife and my children came into play and everything changed. And I never planned on loving this community as much as I have.
So that is it. I’ll be taking some time of the next couple of days to thanks some folks and say goodbye, I WILL be at the Fishin’ for a Cure this Saturday, so come on down and say support a good cause and say goodbye as well. Obviously, we’ll discuss this more on the show… Thanks for all of your messages up to this point. My roots came from Missouri but my heart is always with ya’ all here in Central Wisconsin.