Thirty Years on the Air
How long will he keep broadcasting? "I want to keep going until they take the microphone away from me," replies Bandyke. "I don't plan on retiring. I want to end my career here in Ann Arbor with my boots on."
Could anyone starting now hope to equal his record? "Radio is like other industries: there's been streamlining with smaller staffs, so we're multitasking now and consolidations with syndicated hosts [are] taking up huge amounts of air time. But if you make yourself indispensable and bust your ass, it can still happen."
[Originally published in January, 2013.]
On January 10, 2013, Helen Buccella-Costa wrote:
Congratulations Martin. And thanks for years of dedication to my two favorite life forms, animals and musicians!