WMXJ's Rick Shaw Signs Off
May 11, 2007 at 8:13 AM (PT)
After more than 50 years on the airwaves, the longest-running radio personality in the greater MIAMI-FT. LAUDERDALE market's history signed off for the final time this morning.
LOCAL10.COM covered LINCOLN FINANCIAL Oldies WMXJ (MAGIC 102.7) morning show host RICK SHAW as he said goodbye to listeners in what was an emotional farewell for the longtime disc jockey. SHAW, who celebrated his 50th anniversary on the radio in JUNE, announced his retirement in NOVEMBER. He began his radio career at age 17 reading news and, later, spinning records for an EAST ST. LOUIS, IL station in 1956.
"It's sort of like the first day," SHAW told LOCAL 10's ALEX LOEB on his last day. "I remember the first day on the radio and the butterflies and all that. It's kind of like that all over again on the other end of this 50-year experience that comes to an end today, but it's been a fun run."
SHAW, who has been a fixture on the MIAMI airwaves since 1960 and once had his own show on LOCAL 10, said his favorite song after all these years is "Goodnight My Love" by RAY PETERSON. His successor, BRUCE KELLY, is expected to continue co-hosting the morning show with DONNA DAVIS beginning MONDAY.