KTRS/St. Louis Pres./GM Tim Dorsey Plans Retirement
February 28, 2011 at 12:08 PM (PT)
TIM DORSEY is retiring as President and GM of Talk KTRS-A/ST. LOUIS and parent company ST. LOUIS SPORTS RADIO LLC after 35 years in the radio business in the market. DORSEY will retain his ownership interest in the station after his OCTOBER retirement.
"The ST. LOUIS radio industry and the good people who make radio their profession and life have given me many more blessings and memories than I would have thought imaginable 35 years ago," said DORSEY. "My decision to retire but keep a stake in the radio station speaks to the fondness I have for radio in ST. LOUIS and KTRS in particular, but also the recognition that it is time to retire and spend time with my family and the many friends I have been fortunate to make in radio and throughout the ST. LOUIS community."
DORSEY worked in various sales positions at crosstown CBS RADIO Talk KMOX-A in 1975-1991, eventually rising to VP/Station Manager at KMOX and sister KLOU before moving to head the CABLE ADVERTISING NETWORK. He and his partners bought WIBV-A/BELLEVILLE-ST. LOUIS in 1996 and KSD-A/ST. LOUIS in 1997, changing the latter's calls to KTRS and the format to Talk. He sold 50% of the station to the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS in 2005, but the team moved its broadcasts back to KMOX this season.
"As a local station supported by local investors, it has always been important for KTRS to serve our ST. LOUIS area listeners and our family of sponsors extremely well, and TIM DORSEY more than met that mandate during his tenure as our president and general manager," said former football star and longtime broadcaster DAN DIEDORF, a member of the KTRS ownership group. "We are grateful for TIM's outstanding service to KTRS and ST. LOUIS. We applaud him for his accomplishments and wish him all the best in the future. He will always be a valued friend of KTRS."