Radio’s loss.

Veteran broadcaster and current Chief Operating Officer of NRG Media Chuck Ducoty has announced his retirement effective at the end of this year. Ducoty said, “I have been blessed with a career in an industry I have loved and have had the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented people… I leave the industry and NRG media with mixed emotions, but after 53 years it is time for the next chapter in my life.” NRG Media CEO Mary Quass said, “Chuck leaves a pair of very big shoes to fill,” and observed, “I have come to admire and respect the positive impact he has had on so many over the years.” Editor’s $0.02: Chuck is a great friend and has been a tremendous asset to this industry. Radio is diminished by his departure, but personally I wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.