America's legendary radio truck show host, Dale Sommers, "The Truckin'
Bozo," said this week that his April 15 radio broadcast was his last.
Although the radio network has not officially issued a press release, Sommers
issued a statement via his Web site (www.thebozo.com).
typically straightforward message indicated the show would be continued by his
son and current co-host, Steve Sommers. Steve has been with the show for seven
stated: "As of the morning of April 15, when I finished up my show, I did
my last show in a career that covers 45 years. At the time, I didn't know it
was my last show, but since my doctor had filed 'total disability' papers on
me, I was prohibited from working any longer due to the fact that working could
jeopardize my disability benefits."
listeners to the show know that Sommers suffers from Addison’s Disease and is
an insulin-dependent diabetic. He has been recovering from a critical bout with
Addison’s Disease, during which he was hospitalized earlier this year.
'suits' are trying to ascertain if I can just get on the air with Steve once
in awhile and just say hi and talk to you as someone would do when they stop
visit the old workplace after retirement,” Sommers’ statement read, advising
listeners to watch the Web site for more details.
Truckin' Bozo Radio Network offers a late-night blend of talk and country
music. The show features stimulating dialog, with trucking callers and special
guests. It emanates from flagship station 700 WLW-AM, a 50-kilowatt Clear
Channel station in Cincinnati. The show is broadcast live from midnight to 5
a.m. (EDT) seven nights a week nationwide on its 12-station network. In
addition, the show is carried nationally by XM Satellite Radio.
March, Sommers celebrated his 20th anniversary hosting all-night
radio for professional drivers.
is a lifetime member and longtime supporter of the Owner-Operator Independent
Sandi Soendker, managing editor
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