A popular voice on Connecticut radio airwaves is signing off, but only for a couple of weeks.
After 27 years at 96.5 TIC, Damon Scott announced on Wednesday that is he leaving to pursue other interests.
Thursday, iHeartMedia Hartford said those "other interests" were Country 92.5's new morning show, "Damon & Cory," which debuts on July 5.
The radio disc jockey took to Facebook to thank listeners for their support through the years.
The post on Facebook said "Well, since the cat is out of the bag now, I can confirm that after 27 glorious years today will be my last show on 96/5 TIC. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to all of you who have listened throughout the years. Just know that if I am leaving a job I'm still number one at after 27 years, there must be something pretty sweet on the horizon."
Scott joins longtime morning host Cory Myers from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on weekdays.
“We are excited that a well-known local personality like Damon Scott is joining long-time morning host, Cory Myers, on Country 92-5,” said Steve Honeycomb, president of iHeartMedia’s Hartford Region. “Damon Scott is a familiar name that has been on the radio in Connecticut for years. He understands how to connect with listeners and the local community as well as what it takes to be successful in radio.”
iHeartMedia said Scott and Myers will broadcast the latest country music and entertainment news, along with a mixture of local information and community events.
“When you leave on a high note after 27 successful years, you need a special plan for your return,” Scott said. “I am excited to take the next step by joining Country 92-5 and the iHeartMedia Hartford team.”
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