Allison Demers Leaving WRCH

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For 13 years she has been the kind, sweet one… the eternal optimist who rarely had a bad word about anything or anyone, and approached her on-air job at WRCH each day with spirit and enthusiasm.

But longtime radio morning host Allison Demers has announced she is leaving the station.

“My oldest is going to be a senior in high school and I want to be there to do things like visiting colleges with her and being home with them and just doing “mommy” things,” said Demers, who, with husband Frank Campagna, also has a 9-year-old. “I have been in the radio business for 20 years and done so many wonderful things, I want to do this too to feel accomplished.”

Demers, who also worked at KC 101,  is part of the popular 5:30 to 9 a.m. CBS Connecticut Lite 100.5 WRCH-FM Morning Show “Allan, Mike, and Allison” with Allan Camp and Mike Stacy.

“We are crying buckets of tears,” said Stacy about Demers decision to step down. “She is irreplaceable.”

“We will miss her, she has been part of our family for a long time,” said station manager Steve Salhany.

But the search is on for a new morning show co-host with try-outs and guest hosts beginning at the end of the month.

“We really need the estrogen to balance us off,” joked Camp.

Demers, who gets to work around 5 a.m. each and leaves at noon, said she also spends time at special events and watches late night shows so they can be discussed on radio the next day.

“The hours are crazy and I just want a normal life,” she said about the decision she had been contemplating for a while.

Demers, who was recently ordained as a minister in the First Assembly of God, said she will continue her missionary work after she leaves the station. She has agreed to stay on the show until her replacement is found.

“The kids are excited about having me home and it means a more normal life and going to bed at the same time as my husband,” she said laughing. “I’m excited about the new door that has opened.”

 

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