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So Long and Thanks for All The Fish..

That is a quote from one of my favorite series of books of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy “Trilogy”. That phrase reminds me of all the fun I had reading that series of books, and it kind of sums up the fun I had here at Lite 98.7. After 5 years I’m moving on. And I just wanted to tell all of you who listened to me on the air, and who I worked with in the offices and studios, how much fun I had.

Rich LawrenceI actually started my radio career here at Lite 98.7 back in 1993. Randy Jay took me on as an intern when I got out of school, and Jean Ashley trained me, and I made some really good friends.

After Lite I went back home to Gloversville to work on the local AM station. 12 years later, I found myself with my then wife and first daughter in the Midwest, working at a classic rock station in Rapid City, South Dakota. Things didn’t work out so well, and my daughter and I moved back to New York 2 years later. That’s when I emailed Eric Meier about coming back to Lite.

In the 5 years I have been back at Lite, it has been fun by all measures. I made new friends, met someone I care about very much and even learned a few things about myself. All in all I would say it was time well spent. And some of the pranks I played were pretty good too.

My favorite has to be when I rigged all the phone lines in the studios of our sister station Big Frog 104, to ring all at once one weekend driving poor Hoppy Gilmore crazy. Sorry Hoppy. But we all laughed, right?

One other memorable time, was when I called my oldest niece on the air and told her I was arrested by the fashion police for wearing parachute pants while doing the All 80’s Saturday Night. I wish I could have seen her face.

But I just wanted to say thank you to all the folks at then Regent Communications, now Townsquare Media, that made me feel at home and welcome as well as the listeners who made it fun to be on the radio. I will miss you all. But then again, we’ll always have Facebook.

I Thank You…


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