Bill St. James Says Goodbye, But Hints At Return
January 12, 2012 at 3:59 AM (PT)
Last week (NET NEWS 1/5), ALL ACCESS reported former EMMIS Alternative WRXP/NEW YORK morning host MATT PINFIELD was chosen to host the FLASHBACK show for CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS. Longtime host BILL ST. JAMES was described as having "stepped aside."
ST. JAMES took pen to paper, and has written "An Open Letter From BILL ST. JAMES To My Radio Family."
Here's the text:
Dear Affiliates, Friends, Cronies, and Hangers On:
For the past 25 years, it has been my privilege to act as host of the syndicated program "Flashback!" Alas, this will be my final weekend hosting the show.
A quarter-century of your loyalty is something we have always appreciated and never took for granted.
I am sorry I was unable to say thanks and goodbye on air to our listeners, especially the incarcerated fans who vowed to "hunt me down" if we didn't play more HENDRIX.
Thanks to the creative writers and producers who brought an uncommon amount of energy, creativity and care to each week's effort. We hope it showed and contributed to our extraordinary run.
We've been considering reuniting "the usual gang of idiots" on a new weekend adventure to perhaps heal our wounded nation, if you'll have us. I’d love to hear from you at email@example.com.
With My Best,
BILL ST. JAMES