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OPINION - Pat Snyder

by Chris Conley

NEWS BLOG (WSAU) Pat Snyder, who hosted WSAUs morning show for more than a decade, has announced his retirement from radio.

Pat resigned from WSAU in 2012 to run for state assembly. After not winning the 25 th district seat, he returned to the airwaves on a group of smaller stations in Central Wisconsin. After spending the last five months at WXCO, Pat's final broadcast was this morning.

I came to Central Wisconsin because of Pat. He was the first person at Midwest Communications to review my resume and my audition tape and referred it up the ladder at our company. And when I arrived in Wausau - a place where I didn't know anyone - it was Pat who met me at the airport and showed me around. And I thank him for introducing me to my new home.

A 35-year broadcast career, in an industry that measures success by forever-shifting ratings and revenue, is a wonderful accomplishment. And to leave this business with more friends than when you started is also something to be proud of.

I wish Pat Snyder the very best as he moves onto the next phase of his life.

Chris Conley

Image: Pat Snyder, from wsau.com