Terry Boers calls it a career

WSCR-AM's Terry Boers. (CBS)
WSCR-AM’s Terry Boers. (CBS)

Longtime WSCR personality retires

Terry Boers, one-half of the popular Boers & Bernstein duo in afternoons, announced his retirement Tuesday in a blogpost at CBSChicago.com. The WSCR (The Score) personality had been at the station since the beginning – 25 years, when The Score (along with sister station WXRT-FM) were owned by Diamond Broadcasting and located in a nondescript building at 4949 W. Belmont. At the time the station launched, Boers was a sportswriter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

WSCR launched as a daytime-only station on January 2, 1992 1992 at 820AM, then moved to 1160 AM in 1997, before landing at its current frequency at 670AM in 2000. Then-owner Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio) bought the station the same year.

Boers plans to depart on January 5, 2017, as the station celebrates its 25th Anniversary. celebration.

Here’s an excerpt of what Boers said:

“During this trying year, it’s never been made more crystal clear to me how many people care. My email has been swamped more than a couple of times during the summer and fall, jammed with well-wishers who’d heard what was going on. That made me cry, too. And so do all the people from this station and others from CBS who’ve shown their love. They have no idea how much it means to me, even if I have no idea how to handle it or what to say when you enter a room of cheering co-workers as I did back on Oct. 24, the first day of my aborted comeback.”

“So there’s really only one other thing for you to know. This has been the time of my life. Thanks for the ride.”

Boers had been off the air for the last few months due to an undisclosed illness. He returned to the airwaves on Monday. He also appeared during the Cubs’ championship run in late October before being sidelined again.

According to Robert Feder, WSCR is searching for a replacement to pair up with Dan Bernstein, who holds down the 1 to 6 p.m. weekday time slot on the station. Thanks to Cubs baseball, WSCR’s ratings have surged to second place in the latest Nielsen PPM report, only behind sister station WBBM-AM – its best ever ratings.