S. Illinois radio host Pat Benton announces retirement
|PAT BENTON: WUEZ host retiring after 44|
years in radio
Longtime Southern Illinois radio host Pat Benton of WUEZ-Magic 95.1 in Carterville is retiring.
The Southern Illinoisan reports that Benton, who has been in radio for 44 years, the last 19 with WUEZ's sister station WOOZ-Z100 (1994-2000) and since 2000 on Magic 95.1, said "it's time" for him to step aside.
“I really don’t have any plans,” Benton told the newspaper. “I have been in radio for 44 years and it’s time. My only hope is that this year’s Pat’s Kids (his annual fundraiser which helps less-fortunate Southern Illinois children have a better Christmas) will be a big one.”