After 46 years on the air at News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, Pat Moody is stepping away from the morning microphone on March 1. Michigan’s Great Southwest will no longer start its days with Pat’s Moody In The Morning.
Stay tuned to News/Talk 94.9 WSJM to hear what’s next for the “Depend On Us” station’s news/talk morning show. While he will no longer host the morning show, Moody will still be heard on WSJM. His popular MoodyOnTheMarket.com will continue. Created by Pat in 2013, the business news web site has 5.923 million page views and counting.
“I’ve been talking to and about the people of Michigan’s Great Southwest virtually my entire adult life and that doesn’t end, “Moody said. “While I won’t have to answer a 3:20 a.m. alarm clock any longer, I still live and breathe to keep you informed to the best of my ability. I will still do that through MoodyOnTheMarket. You will still hear my voice speaking for the businesses and organizations I hold in high regard and have become a spokesman for, but it’s time to step back and do some traveling, learn my wife’s new passion of Pickleball, and enjoy some of the things I haven’t had the time to, thanks to my ridiculous schedule.”
Moody joined WSJM as news director in 1973. He also served as a talk host, morning news anchor, account executive, local sales manager, regional sales manager and director of market development at WSJM and WIRX before starting Moody In The Morning. Health is definitely not why he will no longer host the morning show. Moody says he never missed a single day of work or school due to illness in his entire life.
“I can’t begin to tell you what a rich reward it has been to help our loyal listeners to kick start their mornings with a little fun and a lot of information,” Moody says. “Thank you to anyone who has ever invited me into their home, car, business, or elsewhere by turning the Moody in the Morning show on, even if only for a few minutes a day. Call it a phased retirement, if you wish. I’m just easing back…not going away. There are still lots of stories to tell, and I want to be the one to tell them to you.”
Pat’s decades as a broadcaster are just part of his story. He fully embraced the “serve the community” motto of News/Talk 94.9 WSJM and Mid-West Family Broadcasting by serving on a long list of boards — from the United Way to Michiana Public Broadcasting, from the executive committee of the Senior PGA Championship to the national board of directors for America’s Public Television.
Moody is a 15 time Best Radio Personality winner of The Herald-Paladium newspaper reader’s choice award. And in 2002 Pat Moody was inducted into the Twin Cities All American Hall of Fame in Benton Harbor.