Bob DelGiorno Retiring From WWL/New Orleans
January 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM Talk WWL-A-F/NEW ORLEANS morning host BOB DELGIORNO is retiring from the station after 34 years on the air in the market. Evening "NIGHT SHIFT" host and frequent morning fill-in TOMMY TUCKER will slide up to mornings to replace DELGIORNO, while SCOTT "SCOOT" PAISANT will take over the 8-midnight shift.
"I love WWL radio. This place, this station has been very good to me. It's opened up a lot of doors and opportunities...and allowed me to have a great relationship with the people of New Orleans and the city I've really grown to love. But, now it's time to get off the road, to give up the daily responsibility and just enjoy waking up later and enjoying life," said DELGIORNO.
"BOB has been an amazing contributor to the success of WWL radio and he's been the voice NEW ORLEANS has awakened to for decades and we wish him the very best in his retirement years." said VP/GM CHRIS CLAUS.
Operations Director/PD DIANE NEWMAN added, "I've worked with BOB for many, many years. He's the consummate professional and a true friend. We've been through countless episodes--Katrina, the BP oil disaster, 9-11...the SAINTS' first Super Bowl win and LSU's championship runs. We'll miss BOB; he's family."
In addition, DON DUBUC, the "WWL FIRST NEWS" host on FRIDAYS since Katrina, will be the permanent fill-in for midday host GARLAND ROBINETTE.