Longtime WGY Morning Man Don Weeks Announces Retirement
June 15, 2010 at 4:36 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WGY-A/ALBANY morning host DON WEEKS has announced his retirement from radio, effective at the end of his current contract, which expires later this year.
"I've decided not to renew my contract and retire from radio," the longtime WGY mainstay said. "It has been a great run but I want time now to pursue some other interests including gardening, fly fishing, painting and I may even write a book." WEEKS has hosted mornings at WGY for 30 years and has been on the air in the CAPITAL DISTRICT for 50 years.
"We're all so happy for DON. He's earned the right to pursue some of the finer things in life," said WGY Dir./News and Programming CHUCK CUSTER. "He's an icon, a mentor and a friend."
VP/Market Manager KRISTEN DELANEY added, "DON has enjoyed a long and brilliant career broadcasting in the CAPITAL REGION. He deserves to spend more time pursuing his other interests and we will truly miss DON when he wraps up his remarkable career".
The details on when WEEKS will do his last shows and who will replace him remain undecided, with the station planning a nationwide search for a new "WGY MORNING NEWS" host. CUSTER said, "Someone will succeed DON, but no one will ever replace him. We're very grateful DON has given us plenty of time to find our next host."