Rayman and KOOL 101.7 have gone together like peanut butter and jelly since the station first launched 20 years ago.  As Ray would put it though, "This jam has got to spread, baby!" After two decades of playing the Northland's favorite hits, Rayman has decided to hang up his headphones.

Rayman started on WEBC in 1995, but moved over to KOOL 101.7 as the overnight host within the first year of KOOL's launch. It didn't take long for his rock n' roll attitude and popularity to bring him to into daytime hours on the air.  His highly rated afternoon drive was a mainstay in the Northland, and he made many friends with listeners along the way.  He also was also honored as a member of the Mid America Music Hall of Fame.

His passion for cars made him a favorite in the hot rod community, hosting various car shows over the years. He met many famous celebrities and musicians along the way, sharing those stories with his listeners and coworkers in a way only he can. Even with all of those experiences, the only thing greater than Rayman's trademark hair is his passion for music; which he enjoyed sharing with listeners.

We here at KOOL 101.7 will miss having him around.  To borrow a common phrase that Rayman always uses, "He's a good guy." Here's to a great retirement for you, Ray!

Before we could let him put those headphones away for the last time, we talked to Ray about his time at KOOL. He candidly shared some of his favorite memories, plans for retirement, and a message of appreciation to all of his listeners. If you'd like to share a message back for Rayman, you can submit your retirement wishes by clicking the button below.