Vin Scelsa Announces Retirement From WFUV, SiriusXM
March 30, 2015 at 3:55 AM (PT)
Longtime NEW YORK rock radio personality VIN SCELSA has announced his retirement from FORDHAM UNIVERSITY noncommercial Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK and SIRIUSXM RADIO. SCELSA made the announcement on his SATURDAY night "IDIOT'S DELIGHT" show this weekend, saying that the final show will air 8-10p (ET) on MAY 2nd and his last SIRIUSXM THE LOFT channel show will air APRIL 30th, reports WFUV.org.
An all-star farewell concert, "VIN SCELSA'S FARE THEE WELL CONCERT," will take place JUNE 8th at CITY WINERY.
SCELSA, known for long runs at the old Rock WNEW as well as WXRK (92.3 K-ROCK), WBAI, WABC-F (later WPLJ), and WLIR, said, "I am incredibly lucky to have spent my entire radio career doing exactly what I've wanted. The kind of programming autonomy I've enjoyed, on both commercial and public radio over all these years, is unique. I am grateful to all the stations I've worked on for the privilege of being allowed to wander through their airwaves wherever my interests have taken me. I am grateful to my listeners for their support and their indulgence as we shared this journey together. It's hard to let go, of course, but I always promised myself and my audience that when the time was right I would stop. How lucky am I that I get to decide even this!"
WFUV GM CHUCK SINGLETON said, "Calling this the end of an era is truly an understatement. We're honored that VIN made WFUV his radio home for 14 years, and we're all richer for the time he shared with us."