Opry & WSM Radio Say Farewell To Retiring Eddie Stubbs
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For 25 years, Eddie Stubbs served as the announcer of the Grand Ole Opry and as a DJ for its home station, WSM Radio. He is WSM’s longest-serving broadcaster in the 7PM-12AM timeslot and is one of the longest-serving announcers in Opry history.
But Stubbs’ time with the Opry and WSM Radio has come to an end. On July 21, he announced his plans to retire by the end of the month.
“This evening Eddie Stubbs announced his retirement from WSM Radio and the Grand Ole @opry. Eddie has been a part of our airwaves for more than 25 years, and we’re so grateful for his knowledge, wisdom and passion for country music,” WSM Radio tweeted after Stubbs made his announcement.
Stubbs’ last show on WSM Radio was on Wednesday night (July 29). The Opry and WSM Radio both bid him farewell through posts on social media.
The Opry shared a touching image of Stubbs looking at a message above the stage that read “Thank you, Eddie for 25 great years!“
As for WSM Radio, the station paid tribute to Stubbs by sharing a slideshow of images showing him with some of the many country stars he got the chance to meet over the past 25 years.
In the above slideshow, you’ll notice a picture of Stubbs with Marty Stuart and Connie Smith. It turns out that Stuart and Smith also came in to the studio for Stubbs’ last broadcast, and WSM Radio shared a snapshot of their meeting.
“Suited up and ready to go,” WSM Radio captioned the picture. “tune in now to hear Marty Stuart & Connie Smith on the final Eddie Stubbs Show!!”
Later in the night, WSM Radio shared a video showing Stubbs as he gave his final sign off. Stuart, Smith, and Stubbs’ wife, Debbie, were all in the studio at the time.
You can watch Stubbs give his final sign off below.
We’ll sure miss hearing Stubbs’ voice, but wish him a happy and relaxing retirement!