Legendary Janesville broadcaster Bob Dailey delivered his final show Wednesday on WCLO-AM after 47 years on the air.
He said it wasn't easy to say goodbye.
"From day one, I just fell in love with the business of broadcasting," Dailey said.
His co workers gave him a sendoff after a distinguished career that started in 1964 on the night shift.
"I was on the air, from 6 until midnight, playing the tunes. I wanted to do well; I wanted to perform and this was an opportunity for me to do just that," Dailey said.
He went on to become a talk show host. He described the 9/11 terrorist attacks as one of the most surreal moments of his career.
"As we saw all of this develop with the planes crashing in, then the pentagon, what happened in Pennsylvania -- that I recall as enormously vivid in my mind. I'll never forget that particular day on the air," he said.
In addition to his on-air duties, he spent 41 years as the head of the broadcast division of Bliss Communications.