After 3 decades, Larry Price to leave popular 'Perry & Price' morning radio show

(Image: KSSK)
(Image: KSSK)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After 33 years, Larry Price is leaving the "Perry & Price" morning radio show on KSSK.

The show has become an institution for Hawaii radio listeners, who tune in during their morning commutes for commentary, news and contemporary music.

In a news release, iHeartMedia said that Price will leave "Perry & Price" effective May 15.

"I decided the time is right and appropriate to make this change," Price said, in a news release. "I am grateful for the support of our loyal listeners and for all the great years on KSSK."

Price will remain on the radio airwaves, however. Later in May, he'll launch a new sports show with Rick Hamada on sister station FOX Sports 990. The show will air Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Michael Perry, Price's longtime radio partner, said Price has earned a well-deserved break.

"After 33 years of the early morning routine, Larry certainly deserves the opportunity to sleep a little more and work a little less," Perry said, in a news release. "I look forward to talking story with him in our office every day."

iHeartMedia said Perry will remain on the morning airwaves. His show will still be called the "Perry & Price Show," even after Price's departure.

Chuck Cotton, president and general manager for iHeartMedia Honolulu, called Price an "amazing ambassador for us in Hawaii."

"Being a market's No. 1 radio show for 33 years is unheard of in American radio," he said, in a news release.

"Coach and Michael have set the bar very high. While we will miss hearing Larry every morning on KSSK, our listeners can look forward to continuing to spend mornings with Michael and the KSSK Posse."

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