“We’re gonna bring this to an end December 15th,” Gerry House said Friday morning (9/3) as he announced plans to end his long run on radio. House said his decision to retire was being made public now to give Clear Channel’s WSIX-FM Nashville management time to search for the next great show without having to try to keep his departure a secret.
House has been a fixture of Nashville radio, with only a brief interruption, since 1975 when he began working at WSIX-AM. He launched a morning show on WSIX-FM in the 1980s until he was hired away by WSM-FM. After a brief sojourn at KLAC-AM Los Angeles he returned to WSIX-FM and established the “Gerry House and the House Foundation” show that has endured to now. The station website says he took the morning drive show from #6 in the market to first place – and has held that position for the past 12 years.
Joking that he was going to read his ad lib, House delivered this brief statement: “I want to sleep late, contemplate and feel great. And I will miss everyone on and off the air, but it’s time for me to do the other things I think about. And the moistest fun ever is working with your friends, which is true. And I also plan to travel and spend less time with my family,” he joked.