Keith Brand, the Sunday morning host of WXPN's Sleepy Hollow, is retiring after 27 years at the mic.
"I think he wants his weekend back. It's hard to be a producer and DJ and do it every week," said XPN program director Bruce Warren. "He's doing really well at teaching [at Rowan], he's doing some production at NPR, he's into sound and he wants some of that time to recoup to do something else. That's great. It's an end of era."
Warren said that he, Helen Leicht, Chuck Elliot and even Sleepy Hollow alum David Dye will fill in for Brand until they find a replacement, but he admits that replacing Brand will be tough. "Anybody can make a playlist but it's communicating that playlist and engaging the audience and setting that tone," Warren said. "Keith had the amazing ability to go from a French pop song to Roxy Music to Cat Stevens quite elegantly. That takes a lot of work."
A letter was sent out to 'XPN members with Brand's fond farewell: