WSCR-A/Chicago Afternoon Co-Host Terry Boers Announces Retirement
November 29, 2016 at 5:01 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WSCR-A (670 THE SCORE)/CHICAGO afternoon "BOERS AND BERNSTEIN" co-host TERRY BOERS announced on the station website that he will be retiring at the beginning of 2017. BOERS, with THE SCORE since its 1992 inception and partnered with DAN BERNSTEIN since 1999, went off the air since JUNE due to an undisclosed health issue, only to return OCT. 24th.
"I’m 66 years old and I’m going to retire, leaving behind one of the greatest jobs you can have, talking sports or movies or TV or life for five hours a day on a station I couldn’t be prouder of," he wrote. "The day of my final show will be JAN. 5th, 2017, which will make my tenure at THE SCORE exactly 25 years and three days.
"This has been the worst year of my life health-wise. I’ve been forced to miss way more time than I ever dreamed I would," he continued. "There’s no part of me that thought I would ever be gone for more than four months following a major surgery that continues to plague me. And as you read this, know that I have already had a second surgery done on NOV. 1st. It wasn’t as complicated as the first, but a surgery nonetheless.
"During this trying year, it’s never been made more crystal clear to me how many people care. My e-mail has been swamped more than a couple of times during the summer and fall, jammed with well-wishers who’d heard what was going on. That made me cry, too. And so do all the people from this station and others from CBS who’ve shown their love. They have no idea how much it means to me, even if I have no idea how to handle it or what to say when you enter a room of cheering co-workers as I did back on OCT. 24th, the first day of my aborted comeback.
"So there’s really only one other thing for you to know. This has been the time of my life. Thanks for the ride."