Black To Retire: Longtime iHeartMedia WKSJ/Mobile PD and afternoon co-host Bill Black is retiring Jan. 30. He has been in radio since 1978, joining the station in 1992 and rising to PD in 1996 and again in 1998. Black has remained in that role ever since, and has served several terms as chairman of St. Jude Research Hospital's industry advisory board. "It’s been an amazing run these past almost 45 years of radio employment, and the last 31 as part of iHeartMedia and 95 KSJ," he says. "I’ve had the honor to introduce amazing performers to our Mobile, AL, audience and watch as their careers skyrocketed. My staff has always been more like family and we have cared and carried one another every day." Adds iHeart Country EVP/Programming Rod Phillips, “While we are extremely happy for Bill and proud of all he’s accomplished, we are sad for the iHeartCountry team as we say goodbye to one of the legends." Reach Black here.