It’s been 42 years that Pat St. John has been gracing the New York airwaves with his unique take on the hits of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – this past Sunday (April 12) Pat gave his final New York radio show on WCBS-FM — New York’s Greatest Hits, wrapping up his time spent in the Big Apple on WPLJ, WNEW-FM, WAXQ and WCBS-FM.
In an interview with the Daily News’ David Hinckley, Pat says that he doesn’t want any tears about his departure.
“No one should say they’re sad. This is a happy, wonderful moment. I’ve loved my 42 years here and now I’m moving to something else I love.”
Pat and his wife Jan will be moving out to sunny San Diego, CA to be closer to his family, most importantly his two grandkids, and will continue doing his daily show on SiriusXM’s “Sixties on 6” (Channel 6).
Below are some of the Tweets and Facebook messages he received from fans in the business and listeners who will miss him on the Tri-state airwaves. Click the Facebook posts to see all of the comments!
UPDATE: Farewells from CBS-FM staffers, classic Pat St. John stories from his last shift, and his final goodbye can be heard below!
“Broadway” Bill Lee
“Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi
“Big” Jay Sorenson
Pat St. John recalls his big plans to relaunch CBS-FM in 2007.
Pat St. John tries to explain who Eric Clapton is to a clueless caller.
PSJ meets James Brown… after a two hour wait.
Pat St. John “discovers” Sheryl Crow.
Pat St. John’s final break on CBS-FM.