Dan Gaffney resigned Wednesday from 92.7 WGMD-FM. (Photo: WBOC)
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A popular Sussex County talk radio host is signing off, at least for now.
Dan Gaffney resigned Wednesday from 92.7 WGMD-FM near Rehoboth Beach. Gaffney worked at the station on-and-off since 1986. He was best known for his morning talk radio show, which covered scores of local and controversial topics.
Gaffney also served as the station's program director.
"It's not a snap decision," said Gaffney. "I love this company and I love the people who employ me."
Gaffney said he has been in negotiations with station owner Resort Broadcasting for more than a year, but it was not about the money.
"Over the last year, we've had some discussions where we haven't seen eye-to-eye," Gaffney said. "I don't hold that against them. It's just maybe best for me to step away. And I don't fault them at all. It's totally my decision."
Gaffney said he will miss his co-workers and listeners; he has no immediate plans to leave the area.
The host said there were no on-air gaffes that led to the change. Gaffney also said the move is not a stunt.
"There's no conspiracy," Gaffney said. "When a talk show host suddenly isn't on the radio anymore, it's sometimes because they just want to leave and there's no reason to it."
Resort Broadcasting president David Schoumacher could not be reached for comment.
Gaffney has six children and lives in the Milford area. He said he would ideally like to continue to work in radio but has no new gigs to announce just yet.
"It's time to move on and explore other opportunities," Gaffney said. "I'm looking forward to take a summer off. Then who knows. We'll see what the future holds."
In the meantime, radio host Andrew Murr will fill in on the morning hour, Gaffney said.
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