KMAJ's Summers Signs Off with Sudden Resignation

TOPEKA -- He's been a familiar and comforting voice on the Topeka radio dial and the digital scan of your frequencies for 25 years. But this is the final summer on the air for Charlie Summers, who told KMAJ management Tuesday afternoon he's calling it a career. The veteran DJ is moving to Manhattan this summer to monitor the health of ailing father.

Summers will also help manage his father's family businesses, including two shopping centers in Manhattan.

Despite the forced departures of local radio stars like Rose, and Rich and Louanne on their Cumulus sister station, KQTP, Summers said he was not let go, and this was his own decision after his father's health took a turn for the worse last week.

KMAJ General Manager Keith Leesman issued a very warm statement from the company, thanking Charlie for his 25 years on the air, and saying they will miss him. Plans are being formulated on who would take over Summer's afternoon shift on the radio station.


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