And now he says “HELLO!” to his permanent new home at DickPurtan.com. In a spectacular four hour send off surrounded by family and friends, Dick bid farewell to his loyal listeners after 14 years at WOMC and 45 years behind the mic in Detroit. Throughout the program, Dick replayed some of his favorite comedic moments from his broadcast past, as well as shared some behind the scenes stories. And Dick is not about to slow down! (His creative drive, that is…his car driving, well, he’s working on that.)
Dick is seen here just after his final sign off. (Daughter JoAnne to his right, wife Gail in the center, and daughter Julie to his left. Too bad, the woman seen on the TV monitor above doesn’t even know she’s a part of radio broadcast history!) For more great photos from the Detroit News, click on the image and enjoy an up close and personal look at Dick’s final day on the air.