Matt Patrick Says Goodbye After 30 Years
October 30, 2009 at 5:32 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WKDD/AKRON wakeup legend MATT PATRICK is set to announce he will step down as the host of the morning show after 30 years.
In a Statement scheduled to air on WKDD this morning (10/30) at 7:45a, PATRICK explains his upcoming departure. "I have decided that the time has come for me to step away from this microphone. WKDD, and this, the greatest audience in all of radio has been my home for over 30 years. That is ALL of my adult life. I have had the greatest job in the world, but now the time has come to say goodbye. You have given my family a gift that is greater than you will ever know. Thank you!"
PATRICK started his AKRON radio career at what was then Rock station 96.5 WCUE in JULY of 1979. The station later morphed into Top 40 WKDD.
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Said Dir./Programmming Operations KEITH KENNEDY, "This means we are looking for only the 2nd morning show in the 30 year history of WKDD. T&Rs to KEITH KENNEDY, WKDD, 7755 Freedom Ave NW, NORTH CANTON, OHIO 44720."