HI-99’s Barry Kent to Retire

Barry Kent

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Arguably the most famous on-air personality in Wabash Valley radio says he’s retiring.

Barry Kent, a long-time voice on HI-99 WTHI-FM, made it official on his blog earlier Tuesday.

Kent’s career spans 45 years, including 32 at HI-99.

We asked former newsman Martin Plascak what set Barry Kent apart from other radio personalities.

“He did everything the right way,” said Plascak.  “He had a good personality on the air.  He could talk.  He knew what he was talking about, very into his music.”

Barry Kent’s last day on Hi-99 will be July 16th.

We wish Barry the best in his retirement!

To read Barry’s thoughts on retirement, click here.

As for Plascak, we’ll have news on him later this week.

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