Mix 101.5's Bill Jordan announces retirement

Posted March 5, 2013

— After 32 years of waking up at 3:20 a.m. for work each morning, Mix 101.5's Bill Jordan announced Tuesday that he is retiring March 15.

"I’ve been really blessed to be able to do what I truly love, and that is playing on the radio," he told WRAL-FM listeners, one of whom called in crying after hearing the news. "By far, this has been the most thrilling and meaningful part of my professional journey, but ... I am just tired. I am tired. I’ve had to admit that."

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Jordan has spent nearly 40 years in radio and worked at three other stations before joining Capitol Broadcasting Company. He has hosted the "Bill & Lynda in the Morning" show with Lynda Loveland since January 2009 and previously hosted with Sherri Logan.

"My wife, Marianne, and I have talked about it long and hard, and we’ve decided that hanging up the headphones is a good choice and the best choice to make right now," he said. "(I'm) looking forward to the next chapter in my life, and I really don’t know quite what that’s going to be yet. I do have some things I’m considering."

Calling his listeners the best in the world, Jordan thanked them for their support over the years.

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"Folks have just been very kind and very generous," he said. "And, my gosh, the things we’ve gotten to do – or at least I’ve gotten to do – because of this job. It’s just been incredible."


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  • drkreamer Mar 13, 2013

    Bill, I heard Fred and Barney are happy, you three can go play rock golf! Sorry to hear you are leaving, will miss you and hope you have a great time!

  • surffish Mar 7, 2013

    Awwwwww, Bill, say it isn't so.... I have enjoyed listening to you in the mornings on my way to work in the mornings for so long! You and Sherri Logan are my all-time favorites on the airwaves. Best wishes to you and your family, Bill!

  • durbingoodwin Mar 6, 2013

    I moved to Raleigh in March 2008 and have enjoyed Bill and Lynda since I first listened to them. Thank you Bill Jordan for all you have done for this community and making radio fun. I have laughed many times out loud in my car as I drive to work because of you. Enjoy your retirement - it will be a great time!

  • injameswetrust2003 Mar 6, 2013

    I will miss Bill Jordan and of course he had many co-hosts over the years, my favorite being the giant Donna Mason. I thought they made a great team. I was never crazy about Sheri- I stopped listening when the current co-host came on, she puts me to sleep. Best wishes, Bill!

  • Uhavenoclu Mar 6, 2013

    Life isn't about "Retireing",if you enjoy life you never retire and get tired.
    Hope you find something to carry on and continue to be loved by many as you right now.

  • just my2cents Mar 6, 2013

    Congrats Bill. I know you will enjoy retirement, we have certainly enjoyed your career! :) God bless and keep you!

  • They call me CATMAN Mar 6, 2013

    I don't have a favorite radio program in the morning just flip from station to station skipping commercials, but I must say Bill is a class act and will be missed. Best of luck in retirement Bill.

  • The Return of Roy Mar 6, 2013

    And how is this "NEWS"??? Do yall report in the news the people who retire from their careers every single day? No, didn't think why is this guy so "newsworthy"...who really cares! kodac31

    For the same reason Joe Flacco just signed for $20 mil and you make $8/hr.

  • Nancy Mar 6, 2013

    Love Bill and Linda, they're fun to listen to and Bill is a neighbor - he's just a terrific guy all around!!! Enjoy your retirement - I'm sure you'll fill your days and wonder how you had ANY time to go to work ;)

  • happy2.0 Mar 6, 2013

    I had forgotten the prank calls! He got my brother in law one time. Absolutely hilarious! I wasn't a regular listener but Bill's exit will definitely leave a hole in my radio line up.