This Friday will be my last day on the radio here at KICK-FM. I didn't make a big deal about it on the air because...well...I hate it when radio people make a big deal about their "last show".  KICK-FM will go on without me and do just fine.  I didn't want any of my time on the air to be one big tribute to me.  That being said, there are a few things I would like to say before I go.

First of all (and most importantly), thank you.  Seriously.  Thank you!  I've always been the guy who gets credit for the success of the radio show and it's never been about me.  It's always been for you and thanks to you.  Without so many kind people listening, making requests and interacting...well, I'm just a guy in a room talking to himself.  (Note:  I plan to still stand in rooms and talk to myself...just without the microphone from now on)

Second, I want to let you know what I'm going to be up to.  I will be joining the local Salvation Army team and working out of the Kroc Center in Quincy.  I have had the privilege of serving on their Public Relations committee for the past year and a half and have seen the great work they do all over the tri-state area to help individuals and families in need.  I now have the great honor of being a part of that effort that is near and dear to my heart.

Finally, I am not "leaving" radio.  True, I won't actually be on the radio.  But, radio is a permanent part of me.  Just like the tiny man you keep locked in your basement and occasionally slip a plate of food to...that is what radio is to me.  (Everyone does this, right?)  I won't presume to know what God has planned for me in the future.  I just know what I have to do right now.  And, the Salvation Army is where He has called me to.

That about covers it.  I will continue to stay in touch with everyone on my personal Facebook page and the show page.  I appreciate all you have done for me and my show for all these years.

Thank you and goodbye.