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Tim Daugherty leaving 97.5 WONE after more than 30 years in Akron radio

His last day on the air will be Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Credit: Tim Daugherty
Tim Daugherty of 97.5 WONE.

AKRON, Ohio — His voice has been a staple of Akron radio for more than three decades.

Tim Daugherty, an on-air personality at 97.5 WONE in Akron, tells 3News he is signing off at the classic rock radio station for the final time on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

"Leaving WONE will be bittersweet since I was among the air staff that signed on in January 1985,” Daughterty tells 3News. “It's afforded me great opportunities that I dreamed of doing as a kid from Parma, listening to and talking about my passion: Music. I'll forever cherish the folks I've met and worked with over the years and the faithful listeners."

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The decision to leave WONE comes as Daugherty relocates to Oregon with his wife, Sue Wilson, who previously worked at 94.9 WQMX, the country sister station to WONE within the Rubber City Radio Group.

Daugherty has been labeled as “the rock and roll authority” at WONE.

“Tim Daugherty has played a variety of roles with WONE since the very first day it was on the air,” according to his bio on WONE.net. “A member of the original staff, he has been heard on every shift around the clock; morning, noon and nights, even overnights!”

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published to highlight Kinzbach's retirement from WONE on Sept. 30, 2020.