Orlando Broadcast legend Jim Turner to hang up his WDBO headphones after 40-year run

Orlando Broadcast legend Jim Turner to hang up his WDBO headphones after 40-year run

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Orlando Broadcast legend Jim Turner to hang up his WDBO headphones after 40-year run

http://www.wdbo.com/news/news/local/broadcast-legend-jim-turner-hang-his-wdbo-headphon/nTLdn/

I made a call into WDBO when I first heard of Jim Turner’s upcoming retirement.  They’ve established a comment line (at 321-541-0580) where fans/supporters may leave thoughts and best wishes for Jim as he brings his career to a close in a few weeks.

I moved here to the Orlando area in mid-’07, and being a fan of both sports talk and political talk it was critical that I find a station I could tune into every day for both news and entertainment.  I found that with WDBO and Jim Turner.  When one looks to the radio for news, etc., they’re looking for personalities and on-air talent possessing a number of characteristics.  Of the utmost import comes reliability, consistency, dependability and indeed perhaps the most basic of qualities- believability.

I found those qualities and more in Jim Turner back in ’07, and I have no doubt they’re the same qualities others have seen in him for the past 40 years as well.

Best wishes in your retirement, Jim!

“Orlando, Fla. —

After 40 years as a NewsTalk WDBO’s Morning News host, Jim Turner has announced his retirement from Cox Media Group (CMG) Orlando. 

On May 28, 1972, Turner joined the staff of then AM 580 WDBO by responding to an ad in a broadcast trade magazine.  Over 8,000 shows later, Jim Turner has celebrated a rare milestone in the broadcast business.  “It wasn’t something planned.  The years just sort of piled up on me,” Turner said.  In 2004, Turner was honored with a coveted Marconi Award for “Personality of the Year” by the National Association of Broadcasters….”

Orlando Broadcast legend Jim Turner to hang up his WDBO headphones after 40-year run

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