Gary Allen To Retire From WOOD/Grand Rapids
April 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WOOD-A-F/GRAND RAPIDS morning man GARY ALLEN is retiring on JUNE 21st after 32 years with the station and 24 years in mornings. ALLEN joined WOOD in MARCH 1981 and became morning host in JUNE 1989.
“I’ve made this decision because I still have lots of things I want to do, especially to stay active volunteering with numerous area non-profits, none of which will involve me answering to a 3a alarm! I made this decision with the pride of knowing I’ve had the great honor of informing and entertaining our WEST MICHIGAN listeners for over three decades." said ALLEN.
“We thank GARY for his tireless service to WOOD Radio and CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT,” said VP/Market Manager TIM FEAGAN. “GARY will always be a part of the CLEAR CHANNEL and WOOD Radio family and you’re likely to hear him on occasion hosting special projects and programs for us on WOOD Radio. After 32 years on the air in WEST MICHIGAN we truly wish him well as he begins his very much-deserved retirement
“GARY’s the Iron Man of WEST MICHIGAN radio. He’s not only tireless in his service to our terrific WOOD listeners but he’s also been a tireless and consistent contributor to so many charities in our great community. He’s always giving, always offering to help. He’s got a big heart and a tiny ego, and that’s really a rarity in our business. It’s been a real joy to work with him for many years.”