Jonathan Green To Retire From WTMJ After 41 Years
August 4, 2010 at 3:34 PM (PT)
After 41 years with JOURNAL Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE, afternoon host JONATHAN GREEN told listeners to "THE GREEN HOUSE" TODAY that he will retire from the station at the end of the year. GREEN joined WTMJ on JUNE 1st, 1969 after stints at WERE-A/CLEVELAND, WLEC-A/SANDUSKY, WTVN-A/COLUMBUS, and AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK.
GREEN said that he wanted to make the announcement before his annual run at the WISCONSIN STARE FAIR, which this year is scheduled for TOMORROW through the 15th. "The fair appearance is always a special way for me and for WTMJ Radio to personally connect with our listeners," GREEN said, "and it'd be special if people stopped by to wave goodbye to me during our STATE FAIR shows this year. Next year at the fair, I will be one of the goofs looking in instead of the goof looking out!"
"We are so very grateful to JONATHAN for his service to our listeners, our advertisers and our community. His ability to connect with listeners is unmatched, and he has been an important part of both WTMJ's heritage and our continued success," said EVP-Television and Radio Operations STEVE WEXLER.
"JON allowed me, as a young SHOREWOOD HIGH SCHOOL student intern back in 1976, to learn first-hand the power and responsibility of broadcasting. I'm especially grateful and proud of our long history together."
WEXLER said that plans for GREEN's timeslot will be announced at a later date, adding, "Fortunately, JON's timing gives us a chance to consider many options for this important time period. Whatever we do, we'll make sure our programming is consistent with our mission as Wisconsin's news and sports leader."