Well, today is the day; after 11 years at 99.9 The Point, I am hanging up my headphones and moving on from the radio world. I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and letting me live my dream on the airwaves. I've had the opportunity to be a part of some amazing things, meet some wonderful people, and am proud to be part of this community.

The first question everyone is asking is, “Where are you going?” I’m going to go work for the City of Greeley as an e-media specialist and work with Greeley Unexpected, so I’m not moving away or anything. I’ll still be living here. I’ll still probably run into you at stores, concerts, and events. I just won’t be playing music for you on the radio.

My new opportunity is an exciting one that should make life better for my family and my future, but it is still a bittersweet move. Radio is all I've known for my entire adult life. I was at a vocational school’s radio program in high school at KCDC in Longmont. I spent every waking moment I could at KCSU while getting my degree at Colorado State University. I worked part time at 99.9 The Point before it was even The Point (The good ol’ Planet Radio days). My first full-time job out of college was working in the same room I do now, but for a station called Z94.3. From there, I moved to The Point and have climbed my way through nearly every position imaginable, and have been here since 2003.

We've been through a lot together. You've been there for my college graduation, my marriage, and my first born. We've seen tragedies like floods, fires and tornadoes, and I've seen this community open their hearts and their wallets to help out those in need. (Over the years you've helped me raise over $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation!) We've also had a lot of fun along the way.

I want to thank everyone here that I've worked with over the years, but I don't want to just start posting lists of names (because it would get boring and I'd probably miss someone important). I do want to say, "Thanks, good luck, and I love you," to Derek and Kama and everyone here in the building. We've pretty much grown up together over the past decade, and shared in so many adventures, both personal and professional. We've become our own dysfunctional radio family, and I couldn't have been happier with anyone else.

I've had the opportunity to meet some great artists and people in the music industry and some spectacular people in our community, and feel lucky to have done so. I’m going to miss you. Really, I am. There are so many names, voices and faces that I’ve come accustomed to seeing at events or talking to on the phone that I may never hear or see again.

I’m terrible at goodbyes, but I feel like I want to say goodbye to each and every one of you and give you a great big hug. You listening, showing up to events, and reading my blogs are the reasons I've been able to live my dream for over a decade. So, thank you for an amazing 11 years. You've helped be become the person I am today.

I wish you nothing but the best, and I hope our paths can cross again soon.

As I said, hopefully I'll see you around town. I'll still be on Facebook and Twitter, and in the words of Douglas Adams, "So long, and thanks for all the fish."

Beano, TSM