Before I turn the page and announce my next gig later this week, I felt it was important to address three things:
First, my new job is not in radio. While that is by choice, that is not indicative of my thoughts on radio. I still believe in it as a medium. Radio is portable, free, available to millions and can facilitate a unique connection with an audience that is real and intimate.
For now, I’m saying goodbye to radio on a full-time basis. I could see a scenario in the near-future where I return part-time, but at the moment my focus is solely on my next project.
Second, I am saddened over last week’s news of WPLJ’s sale. I’m heartbroken for my former colleagues and I’m unable to imagine a media landscape that doesn’t include those iconic call letters.
Finally, people like to say that when you go through a transformative period in your life, you quickly learn who your true friends are. I disagree; throughout these past few months, almost nothing surprised me. There’s something to be said about constantly surrounding yourself with good people – throughout both easy and challenging times.
However, I say “almost nothing” because I was taken aback at the response from the audience regarding my departure. I have no words to fully express my gratitude but I’d be remiss if I didn’t again say: thank you.
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