Matenaer Leaves WMYX
By Keith Berman
Updated 17 Hour(s) 50 Minute(s) ago
Jane Matenaer, a Milwaukee radio staple, has exited the morning co-host chair at Entercom hot AC WMYX/Milwaukee. Matenaer has been on-air in Milwaukee since 1984 and announced her departure in a message posted on the station's Web site. Kidd O'Shea remains to hold down the shift.
"I'd like to thank management for giving me this opportunity to say goodbye in my own way and with a little preparation -- a true rarity in radio. Having been part of some major upheavals myself, I am well aware of how much listeners hate it when disc jockeys disappear off the air without any explanation -- it's like you're supposed to pretend we never existed ... ridiculous," she said.
"In an industry known for its volatility, no one has been more surprised than I by my longevity at this station. While at this point, I don't know what direction my life will take, I do look forward to the future and new possibilities and opportunities. Thank you to the many, many talented and creative people I've worked with over the years in every area of the industry -- it's a list I simply don't have time to cover."
In a parting shot, she thanked her listeners for their dedication and affection, then said, "If you need to find me, I'll be probably be on Facebook. For all of you who got me addicted to it, I hope you're happy."