A Farewell to NARNs
posted at 6:59 pm on November 21, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Earlier today on my TEMS wrap-up for the week, I announced that I would be leaving the Northern Alliance Radio Network, effective immediately. I had been an on-air host on Saturday afternoons since March 2004 on the local Salem affiliate AM 1280 The Patriot, a run of nearly nine years. I had an absolute blast being on the radio, chatting with callers, and interacting with a number of other NARN hosts — but primarily my long-time radio partner, Mitch Berg of Shot in the Dark. He’s been a great friend, a patient tutor, and the best radio partner for which I could have hoped.
So why leave? I’ve decided to take on some new pursuits, especially in catechesis and service within my faith. That will take a considerable amount of time over the next couple of years at least — and perhaps longer than that. That means I need to clear some time for myself and my family on the weekends.
I’d like to thank The Patriot and their team for nine years of great support. The station manager, Ron Stone, was sorry to see me go, but tremendously understanding and supportive of my decision. Ron asked me to come back occasionally as a guest, as did Mitch, and I look forward to doing so. For now, though, Mitch will do the show solo — and I know he’s going to do a terrific job.