The previously reported exit by Cumulus Toledo oldies WRQN/93.5 air personality Jim Brady has now become retirement for the veteran broadcaster.
That's according to an article in today's Toledo Blade, which says the nearly 45-year radio vet is concentrating on his existing real estate sales work, and will take part in a "startup Internet radio station" focusing on the now-neglected oldies hits from the 1950's and 60's.
And like most now-former DJs, Brady bemoans the current state of music radio. From the Blade article:
“It’s become a soulless corporate entity. It really is. It’s all bottom-line driven and it has to be with the way corporations are now: Wall Street calls the shots.”
Though he started his career at the Toledo station now known as WCWA/1230, and had a long stint in afternoons on WRQN - before a recent move to evenings - Brady is perhaps best known for his work outside the market.
In addition to our earlier note that he was a part of the contemporary music format on Toronto's CFTR/680, he was also on the big 50,000 watt stick of CKLW/800 in Windsor, just across the Detroit River from Detroit, and just up the way from Toledo...