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NPR Legend Diane Rehm to Retire from Radio

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NPR radio host Diane Rehm (Mandel Ngan/AFP/ Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 Dec 2015 07:19 PM

Diane Rehm, host of the long-running "Diane Rehm Show" on National Public Radio will retire after next year's elections, The Washington Post reports. 

"My thinking is that I'll stay on the air until the election because I really want to see how this will go," Rehm told the Post on Tuesday. "My feeling is, I have a number of ideas and I’m perfectly happy doing something different ... where I’m not forced to get up at 5 a.m. every morning to prepare for a show. I’ve been doing that for 37 years. Maybe I’ll get to sleep until 7 or 7:30 a.m., like other people do."

Rehm was a secretary and stay-at-home mother with no college education, who volunteered at NPR station WAMU-FM in 1973. She became host of " Kaleidoscope" in 1979, which was renamed "The Diane Rehm Show" in 1984.

The show was syndicated nationally in 1995, and currently is carried on 197 stations with an audience of 2.5 million weekly.

Rehm interviews newsmakers during her first hour and authors and artists in the second hour. She is known for keeping apolitical in an era where that is increasingly rare.

The show currently is looking for a replacement host.

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Diane Rehm, host of the long-running Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio will retire after next year's elections, The Washington Post reports. My thinking is that I'll stay on the air until the election because I really want to see how this will go, Rehm told the...
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