Terry Foster is one of those guys who you never thought would retire. The Detroit-born journalist and radio co-host announced on CBS Detroit today that he’s retiring from 97.1 The Ticket effective immediately and leaving the Valenti and Foster Show.

“I am retiring from sports radio but I am not retiring from life,” Foster said. “It is time for me to move on to a more low-key career.”

After suffering a stroke in August of last year, Foster returned to the air in January. According to the post, he hopes to focus more on family and his health.

Foster’s career has taken him to both the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News, as well as a bartender and line cook at the legendary (and now gone) Lindell AC. It might be why he’s always been so relatable – because we’ve all been there. And he’s always been there, at least since he started writing in Metro Detroit in 1982.

“We were a great team. I just could no longer keep up the brisk pace of talk radio after my illness,” said Foster.

In the immediate term, the afternoon show will go on with Mike Valenti hosting solo. 97.1 The Ticket is the ninth rated station in the Detroit market, according to Radio Online.

More on CBS Detroit.

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