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Longtime WIP host Glen Macnow announced on-air Saturday that his 31-year radio career will end on July 13.

Taking to social media, Macnow reflected on his upcoming retirement. He called his career “a joyride,” filled with fantastic partners and producers. He expressed his deepest gratitude to the listeners who welcomed him into their homes over the years. Macnow also highlighted the privilege of participating in Philadelphia’s vibrant sports scene.

He offered a more in-depth explanation on air on Saturday.

Here’s that with the transcript via The Philly Voice:

“For more than 31 years, 20 of them as a full-time host and the last 11 of my weekends, I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in these studios sharing my thoughts about Philadelphia sports,” Macnow said. “Celebrating and suffering with this marvelous fan base. I’ve worked with talented partners and producers. I’ve wrestled with bosses and always tried to be honest in my opinions. I’ve had the privilege of seeing amazing performances on the field, on the ice, on the court. I got to broadcast two championship parades – to be honest, I thought there were going to be more of those, but I’ll take two…

“Now it’s time to put down the headset.”

“I’ve been working as a newspaper or radio guy since I was 21 years old,” Macnow told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I’m now in my late 60s, and it’s just time.”

Macnow’s retirement follows another big departure at WIP. Last February, longtime host Angelo Cataldi said goodbye after 33 years. Now, Macnow will join him in retirement this July.

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