Thursday, April 23, 2015

South Bend Radio: WNSN's Bruce Kayser Hangs-Up His Headphones

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A tough day for South Bend radio listeners as a familiar voice says goodbye.

After 28 years in the radio business – nearly 20 of those on WNSN Sunny 101.5's morning show – Bruce Kayser is retiring.

"Well, I can't go back now. We've had a party, I've got to go," Kayser joked.

Believe it or not, Kayser didn't begin his career in radio. He actually started out in the funeral home business.

"Radio ended up being more exciting than the funeral home business, which for some reason left me feeling down and depressed," Kayser told WSBT-TV22.

Luckily he found a job in radio and years later in 1996 became co-host of Sunny's morning show with Jack Reichert.  Four years ago, WSBT's Abby Weppler joined the show.

"He is just a good person and there is not enough Bruces out there," Weppler said.

And thanks in part to Bruce's talents and fun personality, Sunny's morning show has been number one in the ratings for years.

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So what is next, for Bruce? He doesn't have any particular plans, although he will probably spend more time cycling.

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And the show will go on. Sunny is working to find a new co-host for Reichert and Weppler.

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