Well, it’s been over 24 hours since I left the air waves and I’m rested, organized and ready to tackle the next big chapter in my life…Okay, I’m just rested, but I know the other stuff will follow soon. In the meantime, I want to say thanks to all the folks who came up to me at the drug store this afternoon. (I hope no one saw the prescriptions I picked up) Anyway, someone asked “Why, why did you retire now?” Well, for those of you who didn’t catch my February 11th retirement message on the air or my final broadcast this past Friday, it goes like this…Over the 4th of July weekend last summer, I informed my kids that I planned on retiring soon but I hadn’t decided on the final exit date. My wife Gail and I had many discussions since then. Then this past holiday season Gail asked me if I was looking forward to going back to work after my two-week vacation. For the first time in 45 years I answered “not really”. It was then that I knew that the time was right. 2010 would be my 45th year in Detroit radio, and that seemed to be a good number to go out on. And now you know, as radio legend Paul Harvey used to say, “the rest of the story”.
Click below to see and hear the conclusion of my last show. (While you watch, I think I’m going to take a nap.)