WOSU's Andrle Plans Retirement
March 3, 2009 at 5:15 AM (PT)
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY noncommercial WOSU-A/COLUMBUS, OH "OPEN LINE" host FRED ANDRLE tells the COLUMBUS DISPATCH's TIM FERAN that he will be retiring from the station on MAY 29. ANDRLE joined WOSU sister PBS affiliate WOSU-TV in 1980 and began hosting "OPEN LINE" in AUGUST 1988.
"I never, ever thought I'd be here -- or anywhere -- for 20 years. I thought it would be two or three years," ANDRLE told FERAN. "That's all I had stayed at any job before this one. But it was just a perfect fit. The audience liked it very much, and I liked it very much..... It's hard to leave, a very difficult decision. I feel a personal loss at leaving, but I know deep down it is time to leave."