Jerry Thomas Retirement Party Canceled
Never mind! Jerry Thomas just called to say that he’s canceled his big on-air retirement party next Thursday morning (12/14) at Primavista in Price Hill.
"The party is off. I told them up front I didn’t want a party, and I had them cancel it. I’d hate to have people show up. I’m against it 100%," said Thomas, a WKRC-AM (550) personality for 44 years.
Thomas, who turned 67 last month, had told his Clear Channel bosses that he didn’t even want a a cake. But station managers contacted his wife and children, got their blessing, and began inviting politicians and celebrities to a party from which he would broadcast. He wasn't happy when he learned about it Tuesday, when my story was published.
Thomas, the #1 morning man here for years, wants to go quietly. He won’t say when his last show will air.
"I just don’t want to make a big deal about it. It may be weird, but that’s the way I feel about it. It’s my retirement.”