How long will he keep broadcasting? "I want to keep going until they take the microphone away from me," replies Bandyke. "I don't plan on retiring. I want to end my career here in Ann Arbor with my boots on."
Could anyone starting now hope to equal his record? "Radio is like other industries: there's been streamlining with smaller staffs, so we're multitasking now and consolidations with syndicated hosts [are] taking up huge amounts of air time. But if you make yourself indispensable and bust your ass, it can still happen."
[Originally published in January, 2013.]
Congratulations Martin. And thanks for years of dedication to my two favorite life forms, animals and musicians!