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After 45 years, classical music host Dick Wallace ready to bid farewell to radio

After a 45 year career hosting classical music programs in Detroit, Toledo, and Traverse City, Dick Wallace will say goodbye to listeners this Saturday night, January 17th, at 9 p.m. when he hosts his final "Pops Potpourri" radio program on WTCM AM 580 Traverse City.

Dick WallaceWallace was first heard on the radio in Detroit in 1970 where he worked for many years at WQRS-FM 105.1, Detroit's Classical station, then hosted in Toledo for a year before moving Up North in September 2001 to become the Classical morning host on Interlochen Public Radio for 10 years. Following a brief retirement, Walllace launched Pops Potpourri on WTCM.

"My wife Candice and I decided over the holidays that starting in 2015 and after my completing 45 years in radio that we want to spend more time with each other, our family, and friends," commented Wallace on his decision to step back from the mic. "I have been very fortunate to work in radio for as many years as I have...it's what I wanted to do since age 10 but there comes a time when it feels right to hang up the earphones and move on to the next chapter of this exciting journey we call life."

Fans not in the Traverse City area can listen online to WTCM to hear Wallace's final progam at wtcmradio.com.

"I am so grateful for my loyal listeners, supportive sponsors, and my wife Candice who has helped produce the show for the last 3 years."

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

WZZM-TV anchor Juliet Dragos is off the air for a couple weeks for rotator cuff surgery. But the evening news anchor for West Michigan's ABC TV affiliate is sharing her story online, blogging through the process, until her return to reporting the news.

Full story: WZZM 13's Juliet Dragos undergoes surgery, blogs about experience (Wed, 1/14)

 


 

WLNS-TV Ch. 6 Lansing:

A Base Jumper is dead after Michigan State Police say he jumped off of a TV news tower in Rives Junction, north of Jackson. The news tower, on Baseline Road is owned by WLAJ-TV, the ABC affiliate operating out of WLNS-TV in Lansing. The tower is surrounded by a gate, which police say the man, around 30-years-old made it past.

Full story: Base Jumper Dies After Jumping From TV News Tower (Wed, 1/14)

 
 
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