Ted Habeck Announces Retirement

After 52 years on the radio, Ted hung up his headphones on Friday, following his 9 a.m. to Noon shift on The Roots. FM.

Ted started his career in 1971, playing Sinatra, Dino, Ray Conniff, & Johnny Mathis in Fulton, MO, where he was also run out of the town by the former sheriff. It was good because Ted returned to St. Louis and ended up at that little FM station next to a Crestwood, MO, drive-in theater parking lot.

By 1977, Ted started programming radio stations and has done so ever since. In 1980, Ted landed at the legendary KMET in Los Angeles, working alongside some of the biggest names in the business. Mary Turner, Jim Laad, David Perry, Cynthia Fox, Chuck Randall, and Weird Al Yankovich.

But Ted returned to St. Louis again to finish programming The Roots to the World. Ted will be happy to know that his final Roots air shift broke every Roots audience record, except The Gypsy Live Concert from the Wildey, for which Ted was the host.

Teds Roots’ e-mail will remain open until the end of October. He would enjoy hearing from you. ted@theroots.fm.

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