WSJM radio personality ending morning show

Pat Moody has been on the air with WSJM for 46 years. It was announced Friday that he’ll be stepping away from his morning radio show.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — After 46 years on the air, Pat Moody is stepping away from his morning show on March 1.

While News/Talk 94.9 WSJM will no longer begin its broadcasts with “Moody In The Morning,” Moody is still expected to be heard on the radio station.

“I’ve been talking to and about the people of Michigan’s Great Southwest virtually my entire adult life and that doesn’t end," Moody said in a news release. “While I won’t have to answer a 3:20 a.m. alarm clock any longer, I still live and breathe to keep you informed to the best of my ability.”

Moody joined WSJM as news director in 1973. He’s also served as a talk host, morning news anchor, account executive, local sales manager, regional sales manager and director of market development at WSJM and WIRX before starting his morning show.

Moody said health is not a factor in him no longer hosting the morning show.

“You will still hear my voice speaking for the businesses and organizations I hold in high regard and have become a spokesman for, but, it’s time to step back and do some traveling, learn my wife’s new passion of PickleBall, and enjoy some of the things I haven’t had the time to thanks to my ridiculous schedule,” he said in the release.

Moody has served on several boards, from United Way to Michiana Public Broadcasting. He’s also spent time on the executive committee of the Senior PGA Championship and Lake Michigan College.

He’s a 15-time “Best Radio Personality” winner of The Herald-Palladium newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Award. In 2002, Moody was inducted into the Twin Cities All-American Hall of Fame in Benton Harbor.

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