Longtime Detroit Radio Vet Dick Wallace To Retire
June 22, 2011 at 5:15 AM (PT)
DETROIT radio veteran DICK WALLACE has hosted classical music on the radio since 1971. He was the midday voice for years at what was then DETROIT's classical station WQRS. Before coming to INTERLOCHEN PUBLIC RADIO, he was MD/Senior Program Host at WGTE/TOLEDO.
Now, MICHIGUIDE.COM reports WALLACE has decided to leave radio at the end of the month, retiring after 40 years in the business.
WALLACE commented, "My last day of full-time employment at INTERLOCHEN PUBLIC RADIO will be on THURSDAY JUNE 30th. I started as a classical music announcer at WQRS in DETROIT in 1971 while finishing up my degree at WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY. I have been so fortunate to have been on the air for so many years in DETROIT. When WQRS became a rock station I was able to work at WGTE in TOLEDO and for the last ten years I've done the morning show on one of the most listened to classical stations in the country and our listeners, both in the region and online, support us financially in a very positive way!"