Tommy Edwards Retiring From K-Hits/Chicago
September 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM (PT)
Longtime CHICAGO radio personality TOMMY EDWARDS is hanging up his headphones with the announcement that he will be retiring from CBS RADIO Classic Hits WJMK (104.3 K-HITS)/CHICAGO on SEPTEMBER 12th after 54 years in the business. A special celebration of his career will air all next week to mark the occasion.
EDWARDS, who joined the station in 2011 after a career that included stops in WASHINGTON (WEAM-A), NEW YORK (the old WOR-F), CHICAGO (where he created the popular "ANIMAL STORIES" feature with "SUPERJOCK" LARRY LUJACK), LOS ANGELES (PD at Classic Rock KCBS-F), BOSTON (at CBS RADIO Oldies WODS), and CHICAGO again, said, “It’s been a 54-year radio career that began when I was a young teen in high school in TOPEKA, KS. I’ve been blessed to work with some incredible people in cities all across this country, including NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., LOS ANGELES and CHICAGO. For the past three years, I’ve been doing middays at K-HITS and loving every minute. I’m so fortunate to walk away from radio knowing I never stopped delivering the very best for the listeners.” He added, “My beautiful wife and best friend, MARY LOU, and I plan on traveling and enjoying more time together.”
SVP/Market Manager ROD ZIMMERMAN said, “TOMMY EDWARDS is synonymous with great radio. Few have enjoyed the depth and longevity of success he has experienced. We’ve been privileged in CHICAGO to have been entertained by TOMMY for as long as we were. All of us at K-HITS and CBS RADIO wish him much happiness and as he knows, the door will always be open.”
PD TODD CAVANAH said, “As sad as I am that TOMMY is retiring from radio, I am so happy that we had the chance to work together and that he finished his unbelievable career on the air at K-HITS.”
EDWARDS continues to serve as the public address announcer for the CHICAGO BULLS, with the upcoming NBA season being his 24th with the team.