Due to of recent sale and upcoming format flip of radio station 104.1 FM, KQTH, On the Menu Live! with Matt Russell will air its final episode... for now.
"We'll be evaluating some offers and options for 2019 and beyond, but we want to close out this part of our journey in style," Russell said in an On the Menu Live! newsletter.
The program aired approximately 500 live weekly broadcasts spanning over nearly 10 years.
Jonathan's Cork will host the two-hour finale from 5 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. In honor of the occasion, the restaurant will feature a commemorative cocktail representing the spirit and personality of the show.
Listeners can call in during the show at (520) 751-1041.
"Until then, my sincere thanks go to our loyal and loving sponsors and listeners, our fabulous crew at KQTH, and my extended family of local chefs, restaurateurs, brewers, distillers, winemakers, and sommeliers whose stories we've had the privilege to tell over the years," Russell said. "Simply said, we love what we do because they love what they do. There's no finer food and beverage community in the world."
Russell's food and beverage media partnerships remain, so listeners can keep up with him via:
For more information, visit onthemenulive.com.
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