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Tom Finneran announces he is leaving WRKO

May 29, 2012|

Tom discusses his decision to part ways with the station, reflects on his time doing morning drive at WRKO and what the future holds for him.

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I just wanna give people little heads up tough start to Todd -- C about this and just a little announcement by the way this is not a stunt not alone on an April Fool's Day. -- -- -- I'm announcing that my last broadcast on this show is going to be this coming Thursday morning. Just over the past several Desmond chat a little bit -- -- who often -- lots of plans and -- some opportunities which are out there in the real world to make. And perhaps some for the stationed there of interest to me but it's not always compatible to try to serve two masters and try to do. You know full time commitment to certain things when you do -- -- full time commitment to other things we get a very early around -- up. Excuse me and Todd nice they have very -- laid make ensure we're prepared so. Talked to Jason about more broadly what's going on the road ahead and certain freedom of movement is certainly pretty appealing to me at this point we're having a very amicable -- Can I begin broadcasting -- Todd more than five years ago and has been a blast. You know how limited my radio experience of so called was. I had been I guess occasionally when I was in the world of politics and I had done some substitute hosting but that's not the same thing is really. Trying to do what I try to don't try to do -- a certain way and I don't like the lowest common denominator style of talk radio but don't like to listen to the listeners and and prod them as day he as they tried me it's been it's been a lot of fun. Highlights I would certainly say that evening -- you and I spent with Donald Rumsfeld -- -- -- want to that was great fun. I was a ton of -- the audience was great we it was just a great great evening don't remember that from many many moons. System area -- assist the myriad -- -- has kind of a generic. Observation. Point. We do a lot of charitable things around -- targets involved in causes I try to get involved in causes and course the election coverage we get to all of these. Candidates and campaigns have been great great stuff we're in the midst of one now and I'm sure -- continued -- you turn -- excuse me a superb job on it. This morning Todd has a different rhythm. From all the other segments of the day and I don't think this show it's not gonna become the stable that it's become without -- you give patients and you're skilled. As well let's coaxing you know how grateful I am to you guys you make me laugh sometimes you make me cry to tease me about that too. And now most importantly -- -- I try to learn from history I read a lot of history and I certainly learned a lot from our listeners. They're shipped around histories with me and may have been. Great teaches them got up its broadcast. Have finished today tomorrow and Tuesday very unusual and radio by the way when you moving on that view you know you kind of make the announcement and that's it -- show -- the Dora. You walk out the -- then you say SI and Aaron and that's it so we'll have a couple of days together and I just wanna say thanks to all listen doesn't throughout KO. It's been a fast and fun. Five he has. Just like -- The -- just wait well whoa -- off my organ with Todd by himself. Just good. That's when you stop somewhat now Mohammadi you guys -- together wanna make an announcement yeah. Hot hot hot hot about working -- -- lol you guys went to get a clear is if I want a -- exactly now the word that's not alone today Israel last day. Ha ha -- but she's -- -- We're not buying -- lower but I used to when I ganging up John good morning. Good morning gentlemen I John council Holly Hughes Sarah mr. speaker it took -- an Obama like that and I know you're for real powerful your first started out thinking back a couple of years ago -- -- contact their contract -- -- whatever we want to that act the fact that -- it anyway because you know I think you I think you know our man of tremendous humility here Arctic. Sometimes I you know are certain that that's correct. You know you don't take enough credit. You know I'm Eric had been -- -- -- on -- go to let's stop stuff a time -- that I can't predict safe side -- -- building. -- -- Perhaps I I mean you. I you're gonna be met and I think you have. I think we have all we are. Get wiser with age she and as we live every day with our experiences and I think that is there and exceptionally evidence. I -- Every -- brokers say I think you have grown BP. Closer to being conservative about since you started this. How well John you're very kind I appreciate the many calls that you made your caddie John not a cause and that's they're catching on -- you know oddly enough the -- -- rolling thing I stepped -- John good morning. As if I have a lot of thought I thought I thought oh my it's amazing but whatever they were gonna do hey John hey John what's up. Talk and -- decided that I can't afford to leave this state. -- John from lol beverage can put just a point I thought I. When big story right people all -- going to -- -- -- right here for the best coverage and of course the best talk. This news -- talk streets KM sixty VW RK okay. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I'm I'm really gonna mention I'm really really it just early Monday lobs well it's really bad but I also want to thank you gonna protect us and -- Hot hot hot that's Andrea hello come by the office and see how everyone's so you know I any of IDs injury has since kind of I've been thinking about this and made the decision talked about a would Jason. I -- it just I said to -- over the weekend I can't believe how many places ambient stopped and send all of the showed she would miss color tablet like this we like that net. And that -- so god if if if they only knew where my mind was and you know what I was thinking -- in the gallery in the hit back got a friend doctor -- here. -- -- Please don't go. A hot topic I -- -- I believe he runs for office -- you work on the campaign. Our -- -- look similar and I largely doesn't run would probe. -- -- okay how that's how hot it's a drag sell you a -- a delightful asset to the show honoring your best we're gonna be together for the next 48 hour eskimo I'm gonna fight. You're a great guy maybe I'll -- -- down -- -- and let's think. I guess they don't cook books you've got -- those solid stuff. Yet he told me daddy moves and all of the material he can keep JoAnne KK YC -- -- So when you have recycling make sure you call frank I think -- archive the laugh some more as us jobs and -- blogs -- I don't know if you -- I think I hear it did do that archive them everywhere you ever spoken -- -- -- All right good luck to you it's been great working with -- it's been a lot of -- I look forward to seeing you there yeah and we'll see you tomorrow see you Thursday as well that dynamic show ahead you Michelle was very clear down yes. Two more days with Tom it's Tom outside 680 WRKO.