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Why Clark Howard Retired From A Successful Syndicated Radio Show

Radio Ink: How has the pandemic impacted you?

Howard: I’m such a people person that it’s something that has been a very hard adjustment. I have a defective heart valve from birth and one stint of cancer and I’m 65, so I’ve been in hibernation since March 13.

If I were a politician, I would be what they call a “retail politician.” I have a studio in my home, and that’s been it. I don’t get to see my producers. I’ve used virtual platforms to keep in touch. For those of us privileged enough to be able to keep working from home, we haven’t had to make the difficult choice many have had to. I’m one of the lucky ones. It’s hard to whine too much. As a family, we’ve become a lot closer with forced togetherness over these nine months. it’s not for sale, because people will pay you too much for it. I’d always thought I’d continue working for the buyers. I didn’t know until our next-to-last meeting at the lawyers’, as we negotiated the contract, that they were getting rid of me.

I was like, “What am I going to do with myself?” I moved to the east coast of Florida, to a town called Ponte Vedra, and became a beach bum. Who knows what would’ve happened, but I had family circumstances that eventually brought me back to my birth home of Atlanta. I was doing biathlon training, and out of nowhere I got a call

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