WDET music host Gene Elzy retires from broadcasting

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Veteran Detroit Broadcaster Entertained Listeners For More Than 45 Years

Detroit Public Radio WDET-FM 101.9 host Gene Elzy, host of WDET's "The Gene Elzy Program" heard Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm, has announced his retirement after more than 45 years in broadcasting. Gene says he is looking forward to relaxing and spending time with his family in full retirement. In addition to WDET, Gene also worked at celebrated Detroit stations WJR-AM, WCHB-AM, and WCHD-FM (now WDMK) during his long career.

"I have truly enjoyed being a part of the world-class hosts and on-air personalities that call WDET their home," Elzy said. "Much of my life I have spent on the air. The station management and programming at this fine station will always rank in my book among the best. After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to bring my broadcasting career to a close. I am extremely proud to have been a part of this team of broadcast professionals. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to share a delightful audience with you and the entire WDET team."

Everyone at Detroit Public Radio is wishing Gene all the best in his retirement, and thanking him for his years of service and will always consider him one of WDET's and Detroit's great broadcasters. "We are going to miss Gene deeply," said Allen Mazurek, WDET program director. "It's rare when an individual gets to do somthing they love for 45 years, and we feel grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and know Gene Elzy."

Allen Mazurek will host a special tribute show to Gene Elzy in Gene's former timeslot, Saturday, 6pm to 9pm, tomorrow, March 25. Listeners who want to send Gene Elzy a note are invited to do so via email at gelzy@wdetfm.org.

 

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