Dick Purtan Announces His Retirement
February 11, 2010 at 6:15 AM (PT)
Legendary DETROIT radio personality and Hall of Fame broadcaster DICK PURTAN today announced his retirement from CBS RADIO Classic Hits WOMC/DETROIT. After 45 years on the air in THE MOTOR CITY, the last 14 hosting morning drive on WOMC, he will retire effective MARCH 26th.
"I was trying to put off retirement until the LIONS made it to the SUPER BOWL," said PURTAN, "but frankly, I’ve got to get some sleep." He added, "It’s been my honor to have been welcomed into the homes and lives of the people of SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN for the part 45 years. It’s been a ball -- and besides all of the fun, I hope we’ve made a difference."
"Unfortunately, we are losing a legend," noted VP/Market Mgr. DEBBIE KENYON. "No one has made more of an impact on DETROIT radio than DICK PURTAN. He is truly one-of-a-kind. Millions of people have woken up to DICK’s voice in the morning -- his departure will leave a void I’m not sure anyone can fill."