- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 5, 2008

And then there was Mike.

Don Geronimo is stepping down after 16 years of the “Don & Mike Show,” broadcast locally on WJFK-FM (106.7), a CBS Radio affiliate. Don, whose real name is Michael Sorce, will host his last show with Mike O’Meara on May 30.

Mr. Sorce, 49, said he has tried to quit the show three times since the death of his wife of 25 years, Freda, in 2005.

“My life has changed. Time doesn’t heal all wounds, but it does help,” he said, adding that he wants to spend time with his girlfriend, a son graduating from college and three grandchildren.

“Radio is not something I can get out of my blood. I just don’t know where I fit right now. I need to get some down time and see what happens next,” he said.

The syndicated “Don & Mike Show,” heard locally from 3 to 7 p.m., is top rated among male audiences in the D.C. area.

“To say Don will be missed is an understatement,” said Michael Hughes, general manager of WJFK.

“He delivers for his audience every single minute of every hour he’s on the air and that kind of talent is hard to find. For the better part of two decades, Don has kept us all entertained and engaged with his ability to tell it like it is and willingness to share the most personal of details in his own life,” Mr. Hughes said.

Mr. O’Meara will continue to host the show as the “Mike O’Meara Show,” along with regulars Buzz Burbank, Robb Spewak and Joe Ardinger.

Mr. Hughes said the new show “will have that same familiar feeling with a few new elements and surprises.”

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