Vin Scelsa, whose career as a DJ on New York City radio spans more than 40 years announced Saturday night that he will be retiring from radio. Vin said that his last show on WFUV will be on Saturday May 2nd, while his last show on Sirius XM will take place on Thursday April 28th.
Vin’s career has taken him around the dial. At one time or another, he has had shows on WFMU, WABC-FM (which changed call letters to WPLJ during his stay there), WNEW-FM, WLIR, WXRK (K-Rock) and for the last 14 years, WFUV. At each one of those stations, Vin had the same deal: he could play what he wanted, he could interview who he wanted and speak as long as he wanted, without interference from management.
Vin has said that he was the last person to be a free form DJ in radio and that after him, there would be no more. That is clearly the case.