It is with agonizingly mixed feelings that I leave my post as Vice President and General Manager of WDAM effective today.
It has been my honor and privilege to live out my dream for close to 22 years in this position and it has been quite a ride indeed. I was a small boy when WDAM first went on the air and my first appearance was as a member of my Cub Scout den on the Sheriff Max show.
From the beginning I was fascinated with WDAM and the world of broadcasting. I started in radio as a Freshman at Southern Miss and partially worked my way through college as a disc jockey. I pent a number of years in radio and several here at WDAM before being named General Manager in early January of 1992.
I have had the privilege of serving the Pine Belt area as a broadcaster my entire adult life and working with some of the most interesting people going places and meeting people that I once only dreamed about. I am so very grateful for the opportunities, experiences, and people this broadcasting life as afforded me. WDAM is a great station with an historic legacy and will remain so long after I'm gone.
This is my home and here I plan to stay. I am sad to leave…but one has to recognize when it is time to spend more time with your spouse and family and seeing what the next chapter of life has to offer and I am excited about that.
I want to thank my wife June without whose support and understanding I could never have attained my dream. It is a pressure packed, fast moving, ever changing and all consuming business that requires long hours and it takes a special mate to be a wise, patient and loving partner.
I want to say thank you to everyone I've worked with and all those who have often made me look good through the years. It's all about the people. The people in the audience we serve and the people in the station that make magic with television 365 days a year. So thanks to all for a great ride and may the Good Lord bless us all as we go forward to face whatever lies ahead.