WFAN's Steve Somers says farewell during final full late-night show
Steve Somers offered a short and simple farewell early Saturday morning to close out his final late-night show on WFAN, thanking callers, listeners and the broader New York sports community.
"I have to thank you for being there," he said, shortly before 2 a.m. "I have to thank you so much for everything.
"From the bottom of my heart, the love, the respect, because I have been blessed and honored talking to the most passionate, the most knowledgeable sports fans anywhere – the fans in New York City."
Somers also thanked producer Paul Rosenberg for working later than scheduled to be there for his signoff.
Callers on Somers’ final full show included past and present WFAN colleagues Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Ian Eagle, Ed Coleman, Sweeny Murti and Bob Heussler.
His last three callers embodied Somers’ legacy.
Two said Somers inspired them to get into radio, including "Brett from Denver," who said he grew up in Plainview. The other said Somers helped him recover from major surgery in sixth grade.
While Friday night was the final full show, WFAN has scheduled a special farewell hour at 1 p.m. Monday. Somers confirmed a Newsday report that his longtime caller "Jerry from Queens" Seinfeld will be part of that show.
"In the meantime," Somers said, "always the best from me to you there. Good night."
Then he closed with Vera Lynn’s recording of the song "We’ll Meet Again."