Nick Alan Leaving The Wolf

May 5, 2016

I can’t believe I’m actually typing these words.  But here it is—

After 5+ incredible years, Friday will be my last day on 100.7 the Wolf.  I’m headed to the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to train as an Air Traffic Controller.

You probably just read that and thought… “no… he’s joking!!”.  Then you probably checked your calendar to see if it’s April Fool’s Day.  It’s not!  This is a life long dream of mine, and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to fulfill it.  If you’ve ever talked to me for more than 20 seconds, you might have noticed me zoning out and looking up at an airplane passing overhead.  I’m a private pilot and long time aviation geek!

When I moved to Seattle back in 2011, I was a single 22 year old kid.  I moved into a little apartment downtown by myself.  As time went by, I got engaged to my amazing wife, Kristen.  We got married.  We moved out to the suburbs in Issaquah.  You followed the journey through Kristen’s pregnancy (with the famous chalkboards!).  One of the first things I did after my daughter Kinsley was born, was post a baby pic to the Seattle Wolf Facebook page to share the exciting news.  My wife and I have NO family out here in the Northwest, but the P1’s never made us feel that way.  We were surrounded by love and support every step of the way.

In the last 5 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the most talented people (and honestly, the greatest human beings) in the industry.  Fitz, Ellen Tailor, Tony Russell, Randy the Biscuit, Mary White, Wingnut, DeAnna Lee, Jen, and our boss Mike (AKA Mr. Potato Head… which… I’m not sure if he likes us calling him that… sorry Mike).  Thank you guys for accepting someone of my mediocre talent and making me appear like I actually know what I’m doing!!

Lastly, thank YOU for listening.  I hope in the last 5 years, I said one or two things on the radio that made you smile.  Whether you listened in the “Nick at Nite” years, or more recently, the “Nick at Noon” years… I appreciate you tuning in!!!

When I was a kid, I agonized over the decision of getting into radio vs. pursuing my dream of working in aviation.  I’m blessed to say now I have had the opportunity to pursue both. 

So here’s to new adventures!!

-Nick

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