John Farneda To Exit WXRT
November 11, 2014 at 8:47 AM (PT)
After 31 years at CBS RADIO Triple A WXRT (CHICAGO'S FINEST ROCK)/CHICAGO, OM/MD JOHN FARNEDA has announced he is leaving the station. In an e-mail he said, “I realized that I have achieved all my goals at the radio station and it is now time to set new ones.
“In 1983, I was hired as an intern to type public service announcements and schedule interviews. This past weekend, I successfully managed the conversion of our antiquated DOS music scheduling system to MUSICMASTER Realtime for Windows.
“Between these two dates, I have been trusted to program one of the most respected, unique and influential radio stations in the country. I have served as APD, MD and OM. I have produced/co-produced all 16 volumes of ONXRT: Live From The Archives (a compilation CD of exclusive live performances that has raised close to $1 million for various charitable organizations both locally and globally). Won a lifetime achievement award from FMQB, three Music Director of the Year awards from RADIO & RECORDS and ALBUM NETWORK, and have been nominated for a dozen others.
“In 2015, I look forward to exploring new adventures in the music industry. I hope to share my decades of programming experience with friends wanting to innovate and entertain. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy some well-deserved time off by traveling and spending more time with friends and loved ones. Check me out on FACEBOOK!”
FARNEDA’s last day will be WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th. After that he can be reached at JohnFarneda@gmail.com.