To the loyal listeners of WTAG,

For the past year and a half you have allowed me to wake up with you and help you start your day. It has been both fun and rewarding to know I've been even just a small part of your routine, bringing you something that's becoming increasingly rare, local broadcast news and information. That's why it's with mixed emotions I announce my departure from WTAG.

Working with this extraordinary group of broadcasters, producers, sales, promotions, digital and office staff has given me a great place to come to work everyday. What has made my experience in Worcester even greater are the people I've gotten to meet and know in the city and all the surrounding towns, especially our station's hometown of Paxton and my hometown of Holden. And for those who think I saw this as a stepping stone waiting for something bigger, know that Worcester county is where my wife and I bought our first home and where I knew and trusted it would be a great place to raise my son Will.

My experience at WTAG and with Clear Channel over the past 6 years has lead me to something new both on and off the air. First on-air I have an all new digital show I'll be doing daily at paulwestcott.com. Off the air I'll be taking on a job 'in politics' in Washington, D.C. While I don't want to go into all the details right now the decision to leave was made after long consideration thinking first and foremost about my family.

While the list of people I can thank for any success I've had at WTAG is endless I'd like to especially thank our General Manager Sean Davey for his hard work and passion for the station and staff. I'd also like to make special mention of my producer and WTAG's Assistant Program Director Danny Ferrantino. Danny is not only a great producer but more importantly makes sure WTAG stays on the air, period.

Thank you to all the advertisers who are the great partners whom we've grown alongside and of course the listeners. The options for what you can watch and listen to are endless and with WTAG hitting 90 years it's an honor to know you continue to listen and rely on WTAG.

I wish you all the best.

Paul