He's been a fixture on the radio here in Rochester for 40 years, but today our own morning man, Alan Reed, hung up his headphones for the last time.

CSJ/TSM-Rochester

Quick Country 96.5's been lucky enough to have Alan hosting the morning show for the past 12 years. But Alan's familiar voice has been blanketing the airwaves across southeast Minnesota since 1976, when a young Alan first cracked the microphone at KAUS in Austin.

Since then, of course, he's become one of the most familiar personalities in town. From volunteering his time to numerous civic and communities groups, to hosting events, and waking you up each morning. We can't thank you enough, Alan, for all your contributions not only to Quick Country 96.5, but to our entire community.

Congratulations on an incredible career! And best wishes as you begin the next chapter of your life!