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Doug Limerick, ABC Radio Correspondent, Retiring

December 8, 2015

Everyone has heard this man’s voice.


Doug Limerick has been a part of radio for the past three decades.  When I worked at WDOR, and we were part of the ABC network, it was Limerick who reported the news broadcasts at the top of the hour.  Professional voice with timely and well-written scripts.    He delivered over 100,000 newscasts.

Most never saw his face, but millions knew his voice.   The power of radio is still remarkable.

I timed many a comment, or weather report, or music to end on the second his newscasts started at the top of the hour.    Those days still make me smile.

ABC News Radio correspondent and two-time Edward R. Murrow award winner Doug Limerick is retiring Dec. 18, announced ABC News Radio vp and general manager Steve Jones in a note to staff.

Limerick’s career at ABC News Radio spans 33 years, beginning in 1982 when he moved there from WRQX. “Doug has had an amazing career,” writes Jones, retracing a path that began when Limerick was 16:

He started as a 16-year old DJ on a one-thousand watt radio station in Shelby, NC (WOHS). During college at Wake Forest, Doug spun records and then entered the Air Force where he was a Russian linguist. After serving his country, Doug got a job playing records in Monroe, N.C. After his shifts, he used to check in on the community to learn what was happening. His interest in news developed and he landed his first news job with the Palmetto Radio Network in South Carolina.

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