Doug Limerick To Retire From ABC News Radio, Cheri Preston To Move To Mornings In January
December 7, 2015 at 8:36 AM (PT)
ABC NEWS RADIO VP/GM STEVE JONES sent a note to staffers TODAY (12/7) announcing that DOUG LIMERICK is retiring after 33 years on ABC NEWS RADIO, writing he, "is retiring FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th. We will celebrate DOUG’s career with a luncheon in the WASHINGTON bureau on THURSDAY, JANUARY 7th followed by a luncheon in the NEW YORK radio newsroom on FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th."
JONES noted, "DOUG has had an amazing career. He started as a 16-year old DJ on a 1,000- watt radio station in SHELBY, NC (WOHS). During college at WAKE FOREST, DOUG spun records and then entered the Air Force where he was a Russian linguist. After serving his country, DOUG got a job playing records in MONROE, NC. After his shifts, he used to check in on the community to learn what was happening. His interest in news developed and he landed his first news job with the PALMETTO RADIO NETWORK in SOUTH CAROLINA. He moved up morning to news anchor at WKIX/RALEIGH, then on to WSGN/BIRMINGHAM, then four years at WBT/CHARLOTTE. In 1977, DOUG headed north to BOSTON and WHDH before relocating to WASHINGTON and ABC’s WRQX in 1979. DOUG got his ultimate and final radio job in 1982 when he joined ABC NEWS RADIO."
As LIMERICK exits, JONES shares, I’m also very excited to share with you that our very own award-winning CHERI PRESTON will move to mornings on MONDAY, JANUARY 4th. CHERI is a very familiar voice to our listeners and she will continue the ABC NEWS RADIO tradition of excellence in mornings."