Jeff Pigeon, the long-time voice of WIBC-AM 1070's morning show, told listeners this morning that he is leaving the station.
Pigeon's co-host, Terri Stacy, said the news broke her heart. She is planning an on-air party for the Chicago native on Monday, the day of his last show.
A statement e-mailed from WIBC Director of Operations Jon Quick confirmed the departure, saying that Pigeon decided it is "time to sleep in" after 27 years of rising at 3:15 a.m.
Pigeon, 57, joined WIBC in 1982 and took over the morning show from Gary Todd in 1988. Before joining WIBC, Pigeon had worked for stations in Minneapolis, Denver and Chicago.
He attended the University of Illinois prior to launching his radio career.
Not only was he known for his on-air talent, but he also did charity work to help Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Gleaners Food Bank and the Indianapolis Police Department.
WIBC officials said Pigeon's departure was mutually agreed upon. A permanent replacement has not been named.
Pigeon's exit comes just more than two months after the departure of long-time traffic reporter Big John Gillis.