WDAY Radio Personality Jeff Left retires after 50 years of on-air experience

Jeff Left puts on the headphones for the last time | Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Jeff Left puts on the headphones for the last time | Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- WDAY Radio Personality Jeff Left is retiring from the radio industry after 50 years of service in stations across the country.

Jeff Left started his career in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was 17 years old. Starting as a cleaner at 92.3 The Rock, Jeff had his first on-air opportunity reading traffic reports to listeners.

"I wasn't afraid or nothing. 'I-35 backed up 10 minutes', and I'm just reading it. I said to myself, 'Is this it? This is fun!" shared Jeff about his first live-reads.

Jeff Left then traveled the country, working at stations in New York City, Portsmouth, Columbus, Philadelphia, and Fargo. He ended his 50 years in the business by returning to WDAY Radio for the second time, working in sales, production, and as an on-air personality with Bonnie & Friends. 

"I'm lucky enough to have 27 advertising awards, I've been published 23 times nationally..." said Jeff, "...I thought it was time, and so that is why I decided to retire."

Beginning Monday, October 2, Jace Denman will join Bonnie & Friends as Bonnie's new co-host. Denman is the current radio play-by-play voice of the MSUM Dragons. Sports director James McCarty will also join the show providing sports commentary throughout the morning. WDAY news reporter Ty Schonert and chief meteorologist Dean Wysocki will continue to provide live news and weather coverage.

Original Air Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2023