Longtime local legend Larry Price hosted his last “Perry and Price” morning radio show from KSSK’s studio Friday morning.
The colorful personality impacted people in many different ways and he will continue to share aloha on a new sports show that will air Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Price was greeted with hugs and kisses and draped in lei after his last show. “Okay kids, back to work,” he joked.
“It’s the end of an era, the beginning of a new one,” said longtime friend and radio partner, Michael W. Perry.
Perry will hold down the fort on the morning show, hosting solo from now on.
“Change must come. We will still share an office together which is good. We can still talk story,” said Perry.
Coach Price says he’s grateful for all the support he’s received throughout the 33 years he’s been on the air, along the way, making a positive impact on the people who listen to him on the air and those who worked with him.
“Thank you for taking me under your wing,” said producer Sweetie Pacarro. “I love you and I’m going to bug you every day.”
After 33 years co-hosting the number-one rated morning show on the radio in this market, the early-morning routine won’t be the same for Price or listeners who have been longtime fans for years.
“It’s bittersweet,” said Pacarro. “It really is hard to take all this in, and I know it’s great for him. It’s awesome he gave us so, so much.”
Price will still be on the air Saturdays talking sports on sister station Fox Sports 990 with Rick Hamada.