Long-time Roanoke-based broadcaster Larry Dowdy called it a career today, 47 years after first sitting behind a microphone. For the last five years, Dowdy has driven more than an hour each day to host a morning talk show on WLNI Radio in Lynchburg. It culminates a career that included earlier stops at K92 Radio, WDBJ7’s Mornin’ Program, and Sunny FM. Dowdy says he still expects to produce some podcasts and do some voice-over duties. His retirement comes as new owners assume operation of WLNI this weekend. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones:

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Here is Larry’s farewell announcement:

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