Dick Purtan’s Final Broadcast – Podcast

Dick Purtan and Big Al104.3 WOMC aired the final Dick Purtan and Purtan’s People Show on March 26, 2010.  If you missed any part of the final broadcast or you just want to hear it again click on the more tab!

Podcasts will load below shortly.  There will be a short delay after you hit the play button.  Enjoy!


One Comment

  1. Judi says:

    You’ll be missed.

  2. doug trombley says:

    Thank you so much for posting this………..I thought I would miss it.

  3. Barbara says:

    My husband & I will miss you very much.We have listened to you since you came here 45 years ago. Good luck for the future in your retirement.

  4. Larry King says:

    Will Jackie,Big Al,Ankles Stewart et al be carrying on the Purtan Torch on WOMC? They can carry on the fun and frivolity.Tell me there is someone to carry on in Dick’s “Carsonage” style? Ask me,I’ll do it!

  5. Marlene Salley says:

    I cried when you played your favorite song by Frank Sinatra. I found myself missing you already. I’ve been a followerer ever since you started in Detroit. I think you made the ‘right decision’ to retire because of the reasons you mentioned. Will Miss You on the Radio.

    1. mr.purtan says:

      what reasons did you mention? I missed that!

  6. phyllis leblanc says:

    i listen to you when you were on cozy radio and when you move around on the radio staion with doc andrews and gene taylor i love the jokying around . the 50 s music was the best. you were the best disc jockey and tom ryan was good good luck with your wife and family phyllis leblanc

  7. MattK says:

    Thank You For Posting This Program

  8. Millie says:

    I don’t know how I am going to drive home from work every morning after working midnights without listening to you and laughing all the way home. I will miss you very much

  9. Ken Swirsky says:

    you’re way too young to retire!
    …our eternal thanks for the mornings you gave us!!!

    1. mr.purtan says:

      you could be on at any time and still be the leader. The best.Like E.F.Hutton. When you speak , people will listen. No _hit. Your the best. I wish I could be your neighbor like Bob Seger. Best wishes. Bob Johnson

  10. Mary D. Murphy says:

    I listened to your show every morning for over4 yrs . Loved the show.All the comedy and the guests. you will be missed good luck.

  11. Laura Simpson says:

    I’m 47, so I’ve had the pleasure of listening to you all my life. You will be missed on Detroit radio. “Thanks for the memories.” Enjoy your retirement, and may God Bless you and your family.

  12. Cheryl Partin says:

    Wishing you a long and healthy “retirement” Dick! I retired a few months ago and listened to you every morning for the past 38 years. So, I am very happy that you waited until now to sign off the radio because I know that I could not have managed that drive into the office every morning without you!!!! Best Wishes to you & Gail!

  13. Chibbs says:

    Thank You Dick for making that unbearable drive to work bearable, I laughed the whole way 🙂 Good luck to you with your new adventures and God Bless You.

  14. Dave says:

    from someone who has never known radio without you… thank you for showing us what radio is really about!

  15. kathy hacker says:

    you are the best of the best on radio. love you and will miss you. I wish you health and happiness in your retirement. god bless you and your entire family.

  16. kathy hacker says:

    You are the best of the best on radio. I will miss you, but I dont’t want to be selfish; so with that God bless you and your family, health, happiness, and happy retirement. You are special.

  17. Chris says:

    I moved to Detroit 19 years ago. I always listened to you. At first, I didn’t get that some of your bits were “put-ons,” but I thought it was hilarious anyway. Ankles dad over in Canada, for instance. As long as I’ve been driving to work–you and your “people” have been there, making me laugh so that my day started out right. You’ll be missed, mostly because your type of entertainment, unfortunately, is disappearing. By that I mean..funny….but SMART, too! Thanks for the laughs.

  18. laraine says:

    Thanks for the memories. You will be missed

  19. sheila says:

    No matter the day, no matter the circumstance, Dick Purtan you were there, through thick and thin— how I will miss you! You brightened the day with a hilarious routine. You were a friend for sure! You are the best! Prayers, good wishes, and best of health, to you and Gale– enjoy every single day to the fullest! God bless you always— Sheila

  20. leo says:

    Dick have a long and Happy retirement along with the rest of us BABY BOOMERS. I listened to you for the last 45 years all the way back to WKNR.

  21. John & Juanita says:

    Thanks so much for starting our days with a smile. The #1 preset on our radio was always set to whatever station you were on at the time. It will go unused now because no one will ever be able to fill your shoes. May God Bless you and your family and may you enjoy many years of retirement. You and the gang will be sorely missed.

  22. Karen Schroeder says:

    Really miss all of you already. Don’t know who I am going to listen to now. Nobody can start off the morning the way Dick Purtan and Purtan’s People could. Best wishes to all and best of luck to Dick & Gail in retirement!

  23. Carla Menard-Beltramini says:

    thanks to WOMC posting this! As you know, thanks to the “big suits,” those of us who live outside of the USA can no longer listen live. I will really miss you, I’ve lost my funniest connection to Michigan. I am looking forward to the book and hoping you might reconsider going part time…..perhaps some holiday specials?

  24. Bradley Sullivan says:

    You leaving is like losing a family member. We do love ya Dick! Thank you for everything that you have done for us. God bless you.

  25. Carolyn Twilley says:

    Dick, I just never imagined that you would retire. I thought that everytime I returned to visit my old hometown each summer that you would be there for me as I set my alarm to hear every moment of your. You are such a unique individual, along with your crew. I was so proud of you when you were inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. I can’t express my dismay at your retirement from radio.

  26. Carolyn Twilley says:

    I have listened to you for 45 years…except the last 6 since we moved to CA. My radio set on your station and only your station with tape holding the dial. I visited you at the station and several locations. I kept up with the crew via your website and now grieve your leaving. You certainly deserve your retirement with Gail at your side. Enjoy!!

  27. sue says:

    Thanks for the memories, Dick. I remember the handlebar mustache and listened to you on WXYZ. You were my fav DJ until I graduated from Grosse Pointe South HS in 1970. You are the epitome of what a genuine human being is. Continue to support your causes.

  28. tracy Johnston says:

    Dick, you were such a part of my life, thank you

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