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Kansas City Rock Radio Legend Skid Roadie to Retire


Skid Roadie
Skid Roadie

Legendary Kansas City radio personality Skid Roadie has announced his retirement after 23 years on Cumulus/Kansas City's Classic Rock KCFX-FM (101 The Fox) and a 42-year career -- 41 of those years spent on-air entertaining Kansas City radio listeners. Roadie, who announced his retirement on-air Wednesday, will retire at the end of May.

Prior to joining KCFX-FM in 1998, Roadie was on-air at Classic Rock KYYS-FM (KY-102), where he debuted to Kansas City audiences in 1982. He cut his radio teeth in Albuquerque in 1979 at KRKE-AM and then at KWXL-FM/97 Rock from 1980-1981.

Roadie was named On-Air Personality of the Year three times by Kansas City Media Professionals, and in 2003, was honored by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters as Large Market Personality of the Year. The Missouri Broadcasters Association recognized Roadie in 2008 with its DJ Award, and with a Certificate of Merit in 2004. Roadie has also been honored by Billboard as Music Director of the Year and Rock Radio Personality of the Year.

Roadie commented, "For nearly four decades, Kansas City has been a great place to work, live, and raise a family. Who would've thought hiding here in a middle-sized market in the middle of America in the middle of the afternoon would be the key to my longevity and stability in the radio industry? Rock and Roll has kept me young at heart, and matching company 401k money has made it possible for a 61-year-old to perform this final and early 'mic drop.' Thanks to all those people in and out of the business who made it possible -- especially my high school sweetheart and wife of 38 years, Terri. I will now take the advice of every program director I have ever worked for: STFU and let the music play."

KCFX-FM Program Director Dave Hill said, "What an exceptional talent and a fantastic career. You will be missed Skid; good luck, enjoy life... as I know you will."

KCFX-FM morning host Slacker noted, "A true example of a radio legend. I've been proud to know Skid for 30 years as more than a co-worker, but a friend... one I owe a lot of my own radio success to. And the only person I know to retire from radio... quitter."

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