No, it's not a prank. I've accepted a job with another radio station in Illinois up by Chicago. Sadly, I'll be leaving the morning show at Better Country KIX 105 and the Sedalia area on May 15.

There are several various reasons why I'm moving on that I'm not going to get into here, but not liking Sedalia is definitely not one of the reasons. I loved it here.

Since my first day on air, everyone here has been absolutely amazing. KIX has some of the best listeners anyone could ever ask for. It was always a blast to meet people out at our live events, every one of our listeners I met was incredibly nice and supportive of me. It might not seem like a big deal, but every time I met someone who told me they listen to me every morning or they love my show or something like that, it made me feel like a million bucks. When you're a 23-year-old kid who just moved 12 hours away from home by yourself, it really helps to know you have a whole town of friendly people behind you.

This was just a cool area to live in too. The weather was great, the fair is amazing, the food is even more amazing, there's always some kind of cool event taking place somewhere, one of the best major cities I've ever been to; Kansas City, is really close, and there's a ton of great local businesses in our area. I have to give a big thank you to Dale Malone and the entire staff of Dukes & Boots (the best bar I've ever been to) and Brian Spencer and the entire staff at Brian's Gym (the best gym I've ever been to). Both those place were great, and everyone there did a lot to make me feel at home.

Finally, thank you to Townsquare Media for giving me the chance to host my first ever morning show. The opportunity to host your own morning show at my age is absolutely unheard of, so the fact that they let me do that was pretty awesome. "Roll Out of Bed with Rob" was so much fun to do I can't even explain it. Also, a huge thank you to anyone who ever helped contribute to my "Topic of the Day," it was really helpful, and you all had some great ideas.

Like I said, I'm not going to get into all the reasons why I'm moving on to a new job, but it's basically just a better opportunity for me in a few different ways. But even though it was only nine months, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Sedalia and KIX 105. It was my first morning show, and I'll never forget it.

I'll definitely be back to visit! Thanks for everything guys, you were great.

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