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I posted the following video to Facebook on May 31, 2019.

Still at a loss for words over The Final Show and the send-off of 95.5 PLJ tonight (Race Taylor, Joey Kramer, Mike Allan, Dan Kelly I love you guys – it was beautiful).

I do know this much: had I listened to that final hour before my appearance earlier on the PIX 11 Morning News, I certainly wouldn’t have had the poise nor the composure Race did as he made radio history and signed off the legendary WPLJ.

Thanks to PIX 11 for having me this morning, and thanks to my old colleagues for allowing me to return last night and say goodbye.
I posted the following video to my social network accounts on May 8, 2019.

It’s so weird how life works out.

Last week, I asked my buddy Race Taylor if he could help out with a screen test for a new show I’m developing on Dreams. Thankfully he obliged.

Fast forward to yesterday (Wednesday),and the final broadcast date for 95.5 PLJ is announced. So there we were, in a prescheduled interview just a block away from the radio studio, with a chance to reminisce on-camera.

I’m sure there’s some metaphor for beginnings and endings here and perhaps you want to know more about the show. That can all wait… instead, let’s grab a few nuggets of knowledge from Race here… and a ton of regret from me.

You see… I left the Carrot Cake OREOs in the green room…
I posted the following statement to my social network accounts on February 19, 2019.

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.
The following statement was posted to my social network accounts on January 18, 2019.

After over 11 eventful years, I’m no longer with Cumulus Media.

I’d like to thank each and every person who listened for those 11-plus years during my time in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New England and Southeastern Connecticut. And of course, the memories I made over the past 6 years on-air in New York City will always have a special place in my heart.

There will be an appropriate time and place to comment on my future; unfortunately it isn’t now. But please trust that when I can share more, I will.

Thank you for your love and support – it means more than you know.