KGRR/Dubuque's Hemmer To Retire Friday
January 8, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
FRIDAY (1/8) is the last day for PAUL HEMMER as OM and morning man at RADIO DUBUQUE Classic Rock KGRR/DUBUQUE, ending a 50-year career in local radio. HEMMER started at WDBQ-A as a part-timer in 1960 and has been doing mornings in the market since 1967, founding KGRR in 1995.
HEMMER's opage at KGRR's website carries a statement saying, "This was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made. I deeply love what I do and have had fun doing it for 50 years. But, getting up at 4:30a has become more difficult. It's time to let another generation take over."
HEMMER"s sidekick LISA BENNETT PEARCE will continue solo in mornings.