It’s true. I’m leaving WBT. December 14th will be my last day.
I wasn’t fired and, as of this writing, I haven’t been replaced. This was my choice. I don’t have a new job; this is either the dumbest or the bravest thing I’ve every done. Maybe it’s both.
There are a few reasons for this move. Here’s the main one:
See that wake up call in the upper left hand corner? I’ve had an alarm clock set to 3am for 13 out of the last 16 years. That’s enough. But even though I know this is the right thing to do for me and for my family, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Broadcasting is all I ever wanted to do. I started working professionally before I graduated from college and I haven’t taken a break since. Never been fired, never sat out a contract and never had more than two weeks in between jobs. I’m proud of that.
I may keep working in broadcasting, but I’m open to new possibilities. If you’ve read this blog regularly, you know I love to write, I get excited about community and charity events and I’m knee-deep in social media.
Having said that… please keep in touch. Follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook and I hope you keep listening to WBT. It’s been a wonderful privilege to be a small part of the history of that heritage station. Anyone who works in this industry will tell you that 10 years in one job at one place is a lifetime in radio years.
I’m still looking to work, so keep me in mind if you’re hiring. Just please, no early morning wake up calls. I’d like to sleep late for a while. Right now, 6am sounds great!