KISS 108's Matt Siegel announces retirement after being on air for 41 years

KISS 108’s Matt Siegel announces retirement after being on air for 41 years

Kiss 108 radio host Matt Siegel of the “Matty in the Morning” show announced Tuesday that he is retiring after more than 40 years on the air.The 72-year-old Siegel made the announcement in a pre-recorded message after being off the air for nearly two weeks. He hasn’t been on the station’s morning show since April 19.”This past year has been a little rough for me. I had brain surgery. I had a broken foot. I started getting a little grumpy on the radio, which I hate because all I want to do is make people laugh. That’s my job, just to make people laugh, and I got off target, I guess you would say,” Siegel said.The beloved radio host said he, and came to the decision to retire after talking it over with his wife and children.”I’m a lucky guy for a million reasons, but five of them are a great wife and four great kids, and my great wife and my great kids talked with me over the last several weeks and helped me come to a decision and the decision is this: as of now, I am retired,” he said.Siegel joked that he was now starting his “new life as a mediocre golfer.””I think it’s very possible that I could cry, right now, and I know it doesn’t feel very manly to cry over a radio show but, yeah, it’s been a wonderful run,” Siegel said.Siegel thanked his co-workers and fans, and said he was most proud of being their during 9/11, the Boston Strong effort and the COVID-19 pandemic — when viewers needed him the most.”I agree with my family that it is time to walk away. I love you guys. If you want to see me, come visit me in Florida,” Siegel said.Siegel celebrated his show’s four-decade run in January 2021.Last year, a controversy surrounding Siegel had fans wondering about his future. In May 2021, Siegel said a boss told him to stop talking about pop star Demi Lovato, who earlier in the morning came out as non-binary and asked to be addressed using gender-neutral pronouns. Siegel had expressed his opposition to Lovato’s decision. Siegel has won several Marconi Radio Awards for excellence and performance in radio and is a Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee.

Kiss 108 radio host Matt Siegel of the “Matty in the Morning” show announced Tuesday that he is retiring after more than 40 years on the air.

The 72-year-old Siegel made the announcement in a pre-recorded message after being off the air for nearly two weeks. He hasn’t been on the station’s morning show since April 19.

“This past year has been a little rough for me. I had brain surgery. I had a broken foot. I started getting a little grumpy on the radio, which I hate because all I want to do is make people laugh. That’s my job, just to make people laugh, and I got off target, I guess you would say,” Siegel said.

The beloved radio host said he, and came to the decision to retire after talking it over with his wife and children.

“I’m a lucky guy for a million reasons, but five of them are a great wife and four great kids, and my great wife and my great kids talked with me over the last several weeks and helped me come to a decision and the decision is this: as of now, I am retired,” he said.

Siegel joked that he was now starting his “new life as a mediocre golfer.”

“I think it’s very possible that I could cry, right now, and I know it doesn’t feel very manly to cry over a radio show but, yeah, it’s been a wonderful run,” Siegel said.

Siegel thanked his co-workers and fans, and said he was most proud of being their during 9/11, the Boston Strong effort and the COVID-19 pandemic — when viewers needed him the most.

“I agree with my family that it is time to walk away. I love you guys. If you want to see me, come visit me in Florida,” Siegel said.

Siegel celebrated his show’s four-decade run in January 2021.

Last year, a controversy surrounding Siegel had fans wondering about his future. In May 2021, Siegel said a boss told him to stop talking about pop star Demi Lovato, who earlier in the morning came out as non-binary and asked to be addressed using gender-neutral pronouns. Siegel had expressed his opposition to Lovato’s decision.

Siegel has won several Marconi Radio Awards for excellence and performance in radio and is a Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee.

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