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End of An Era: Mark of KLOS' Mark & Brian Show Retiring

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It's pretty much going to be over as we know it for local radio's longstanding duo Mark & Brian on KLOS (95.5). One half of the pair has announced his retirement.

"Mark Thompson says retiring has been on his mind, as he finished a plan to relocate to the Charlotte area with his wife," reports LA (via Their home will have a studio, so he'll take on "occasional work" but that spells the end of the line for the "Mark & Brian" morning show.

Thompson and Brian Phelps have been, as their Twitter bio declares, "Kicking ass and taking names for over 25 years." The "Mark & Brian Show" debuted on KLOS in September 1987.

Speaking of Twitter, Bean of KROQ's morning team Kevin and Bean, also one of local radio's long-running shows, remarked today:

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Apparently KLOS is still interested in using Phelps, and are "moving toward doing that."

The "Mark & Brian Show" will bow on August 17 in its current format.