Dr J retires from the 60's Show
Matt Cowley about about 5 years ago
A message from Dr. J, long-time host of the 60's Show:
Indeed, there has been something in the air and there will be âthem changes.â After about 22 or 23 years of doing the Sixties Show and much thought and emotion, Dr. J., yours truly, has decided to retire.
Let me emphasize that this is not a health related decision. In fact it is my very good health at my age that is prompting this choice.
When I retired from my faculty position as USF last year, I also âretiredâ from being âboundâ by the semester system in terms of travel, vacations, projects, playing more music, and so forth. I have noted, however, that because of my regular commitment to the Sixties Show I am still unable to be as flexible as I would like to be in terms of these activities. This came home to us pretty clearly on our recent two week trip to Italy.
For those of you who are curious about my age and are good at math, I will tell you that my 50th high school reunion took place this past Spring and I want to take advantage of my good health and mobility at this age. This year also marks some significant eventsâWoodstock turns 40 and WMNF turns 30 and the time seems right. I have been involved with the station for most of those 30 years as volunteer, board member, and programmer and take some delight in having been a part of the profound and wonderful evolution that our radio station has undergone.
I am still a Hippie in my heart and my love for WMNF remains undiminished. So while I am retiring from the Sixties Show, I am not retiring from WMNF and will be doing some subbing and special programming. My last Sixties Show will be August 29 and the schedule between now and then will be as follows: the next two Saturdays will be Linda and Laurie. I will be back on August 15 with a guest host and then for my last two shows on August 22 and August 29 I plan to do âDr. J Up Close and PersonalâA Musical Autobiography,â emphasizing some of my own musical influences, special songs, and some magical concert and other moments from the Sixties. I hope you will tune in. It should be fun.
I am going to try to have this announcement posted on the website for any who might like to see the written version.
WMNF is the Sixties experiment that worked. Thank you for all your support over these many years. Remember, the Sixties Show will continue and I hope you will continue to support it. I will see you in a couple of weeks and I sure hope you will tune in for my last series of shows.
Peace. To everything turn, turn, turn.
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