Terry Foster retires from 97.1 FM The Ticket effective immediately

(WXYZ) - Sports radio host Terry Foster has retired from 97.1 FM The Ticket just months after returning to the airwaves.

The station says Foster's retirement is "effective immediately." He returned to the air in January, after recovering from a stroke.

A news release says Foster is retiring to "refocus his time on his health and his family."

The release includes the following statement from Foster:

I am retiring from sports radio but I am not retiring from life. It is time for me to move on to a more low-key career. I want to thank Deb Kenyon and James Powers for helping me get through a difficult time of my life and for the support during my 13-year career with 97.1 The Ticket. I also want to thank the most talented man in radio, Mike Valenti, for showing me the ropes, and thank the men behind the glass and my main crew David ‘The Hatchet Man’ Hull and Mike Sullivan. We were a great team. I just could no longer keep up the brisk pace of talk radio after my illness.

I appreciate the love and show of support from the fans during my most trying days and through my career in radio and newspaper. And I would love one last hug from my CBS Radio family in Southfield. I found out over the past few months that health and family are the most important things in life. I will see you at the next game.

Foster was the afternoon drive co-host on the all sports station. The show Valenti and Foster will continue with host Mike Valenti working solo until a new co-host is named.

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