WDUV Morning Icon Dick Ring To Retire, Ann Kelly His Successor
April 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM (PT)
COX RADIO B/EZ WDUV (THE DOVE)/TAMPA morning host DICK RING is calling it career after 32 years with the station. His last day on the air will be this FRIDAY, APRIL 27th; his spot will then be taken by ANN KELLY, who is currently doing afternoons on AC sister WWRM (MAGIC 94-9)
"I'm truly a blessed man," RING said. "I've enjoyed a career spanning over five decades doing what I love. THE DOVE has been my home for well over 30 years of that time. Arriving at the decision to leave hasn't been easy, but JOYCE and I look forward to spending more time at our new home in NORTH CAROLINA while we're still favored with good health. Will I miss it? You bet!"
"This AUGUST is my 24th anniversary with COX MEDIA GROUP/TAMPA BAY, and it seems like only yesterday when I walked in the door and cracked the mic for the first time," Kelly said. "But since my life here began waking up TAMPA BAY for the first 12 ½ years, it’s a thrill to be doing it again. Leaving WWRM is bittersweet, but moving on to this exciting new opportunity to make new friends with THE DOVE’s listeners is an exciting new opportunity.”