By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item
LEWISBURG — WGRC Radio founder Larry Weidman signs off the radio for the last time today, and he knows it won’t be easy to do.
“I did the morning drive today,” Weidman said Friday from the Lewisburg radio station. “I was taking off the headset and thought ... ehhh!” he said with a laugh. “It will be quite an adjustment.”
But now is a good time for Weidman, 65, to retire from the contemporary Christian radio station he and wife Janet started in 1988, he said.
His last program airs from 11 to noon, and then in January, they will head south to a new life as doting grandparents in northern Atlanta.
“We really felt this was the right time,” Weidman said. “We’ve be observing our four grandkids. … It’s time to be involved in their lives consistently. We’re at the age where we’re still able to travel and be active in their lives.”
It will be an adjustment as well for the 70,000 listeners of the adult contemporary Christian-format radio station that debuted on the air April 22, 1988, at frequency 91.3 FM.