It's pretty ironic that my last break on the radio I said I was going on vacation and that I would talk to you soon. Lots of people are reaching out asking if I'm still on vacation. Had I'd known that Thursday June 14th was going to be my last day on WYCD forever, I might have said something else. So to answer your question I'm back from vacation but on a permanent vacation from WYCD. I'm still having a hard time processing that I no longer wake up and go to a job I absolutely loved. This is like a bad dream that doesn't seem real even though I've been through this before. It's almost like a death or a bad break up, but business is business and it is what it is. Radio is cut throat. I have to move on and let go which is not easy. For the past 3 years I've been spending time with an audience that I have a real connection to. That's special to me and I enjoy it so much! I'm more than a radio host. I'm a friend to many and in return they are a friend to me. I value that relationship that I have with my radio audience and I know I'll always have it..... just not with WYCD anymore. That is definitely the hard part. I'm not the first radio host that's disappeared from your dial and I won't be the last. Many have asked if I'm leaving Detroit. I'm not moving at this time to chase this career. I'm staying in Detroit and I will bounce back on your radio soon!! For now I'm taking a break and I'm enjoying my summer vacation on the beach!
I do find it interesting that WYCD made no official announcement that I'm gone. Even good friends I have in the building at Entercom are still discovering that I'm no longer working at the radio station. I suppose the empty desk space I worked from is becoming a dead giveaway. I've been kind of quiet on social media about things. My twitter followers are starting to catch on from my absence. In a way I needed a break from it all just to process things. One of my friends said that maybe it's better this way and I didn't really need the "we wish her best" press release. She's probably right but I felt the need to say something since so many keep asking. I think you all know that I LOVE being a radio personality!! I embraced the country format with my heart and soul and the country fans embraced me back. Best feeling in the world!!! I will forever be thankful for my time at WYCD. I walk away with amazing radio moments and new radio fans and friends I met along the way. I will cherish these radio career memories that I experienced working at WYCD, like being nominated for an ACM award for "On Air Personality in a Major Market." That is a huge accomplishment in my industry and I will forever be proud of that validation in country radio. From countless interviews and parties, to intimate private performances with country's biggest stars, I was living the dream!! I had the time of my life at every concert meeting every fan! One of the best parts for me about being a radio personality. I'm a face to face kind of girl who loves meeting people! I especially loved my connection I made with country's rising stars and their fans who support them. From Brett Young, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Lindsay Ell, Devin Dawson Lauren Alaina, and Trent Harmon to name a few. I'm so grateful to Tim Roberts for opening up the door for me in country music. An avenue in my radio career I never imagined myself being on but I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity. Like the Brothers Osborne sing, I might "stay a little longer" in country radio!
Thank you to my radio fans who noticed I was missing and have reached out to me. Your kind words mean the world to me! Thank you for your endless support and friendship! I am so grateful for you. See you on social media or a summer concert soon! xoxo