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Mark Pennell Retires

Mid-day host Mark Pennell retires this June after 24 years of service to WKSU. 

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After years in commercial radio, Pennell discovered public radio and started hosting classical music at WOSU in Columbus. He came to WKSU in 1996 hosting classical music, and, after a programming change, he became the voice of the mid-day hours.

In recent years, Pennell created Mark's Almanac, a 90 second segment that highlights what happened in history that day. The segment can range from serious to whimsical facts and makes for a great history lesson every day. Although he is retiring, Pennell will continue to create Mark's Almanac from his home studio giving listeners a chance to still hear his voice.

After announcing his retirement, hundreds of listeners sent their congratulations and memories. You can view some of them in a digital scrapbook shared with Mark.