Morning talent at Mid-West Family WUSW/Springfield, IL morning personality Brian Pierce will retire July 26 after 45 years in radio. Pierce's Country radio resume also includes KFDI/Wichita where he co-hosted mornings with wife Kellie Michaels as part of their 25-year partnership.
The duo were honored with CMA's Medium market Personality of the Year award in 2011. They joined WUSW in 2015, and Michaels stepped away from radio in 2017.
"I couldn't imagine doing anything else for a living, and I've been fortunate to do what I love across the country and back here in my hometown," says Pierce. "But, now it's time to stop getting up at 2:30 in the morning."
Reach Pierce here. No word on his successor but the station has had a posting looking for an on-air announcer. PD Chris Murphy is accepting resumes and airchecks here.