VIDEO: Bill's goodbye

Bill Radke

I could talk about unemployment's rise or
the dollar's demise or
the deficit's size or
gold's new highs or
foreclosure surprise or
the Nobel Prize or
maybe Pfiz-
er's consolidation
with a corporation
that makes pain medication
for an aging nation.

But either way...
I'm leaving this station.
Gonna relocate
to my old home state
so dozens
of cousins
can have a play date.

Be as well as can be.
Thanks for listening to me
and best wishes to Marketplace.org

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Best wishes Bill. I thoroughly enjoyed your broadcasting.

Thank you, Bill, for giving me something to look forward to every morning during my commute. You will be greatly missed and I, among many of your fans, wish you the best in your new endeavors.

Thank you,


Just want to echo the sentiments here and say, Bill, you're one-in-a-million; best of luck in your new endeavors!

Will miss your voice and the news you bring us in the morning, especially the poem on Friday! I listen to Marketplace every morning as soon as I login in my pc at work. I guess I'm going to change my morning routine. ;-( Good luck to you and your family!

Bill, your wit and voice will be sorely missed! Best of luck on your new adventures. Keep those "pomes" coming!
Bon viaggio and buona fortuna!

It was bad enough that your poem today was pre-empted by our local station's fund drive, but to find it was your *last* poem is a too cruel twist of fate. I always looked forward to the poem as the perfect way to start my weekend. Please keep them coming somehow!

Friday mornings just won't be the same without the Marketplace Minute. We will miss you dearly, Bill. Best wishes.

Bill Radke, Friday mornings will be just another day without your Marketplace Minute. Don't they have NPR in Seattle? Wishing you all the best! Caren in Comfort

I am heart broken!! I looked forward to your 60 second wrap up of the weeks business news to brighten my weekend and no you have ruined my whole week.! I hope you keep us smiling from whatever place you are going to be. Let us know where we can continue to hear/read you 60 seconds in the future.

Does this mean there will be a new host? This is VERY ironic... the past 5 years or so, I have become an avid NPR listenner, and just THIS SCHOOL YEAR, with a new teaching job that requires a 20 minutes comute (which 6:50am's MarketPlace report comes right in the middle of my drive), I have become a huge fan of Bill's and look forward to the report every morning. I am sad to hear you leave, but happy to know your family will be happier now that you will be near by.

Best wishes to you and your family; thank you for breaking down our complex economic system (and those of other countries around the globe); thank your humor, intellect, passion, interview and simplification skills, and your overall personality.

Thank you,

Jared Pimentel
Ventura, CA


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