Chuck Custer, morning host at iHeartMedia news/talk WGY Albany (810), will retire effective Dec. 18. Custer has hosted the morning show with Kelly Lynch since 2011 and previously served as news anchor and Program Director/News Director.

“For over 36 years, Chuck Custer has been synonymous with WGY,” Senior Vice President of Programming John Cooper said in a release. “From his time as the leader of the award-winning WGY News Department, his outstanding work with ‘Don Weeks in the Mornings,’ his current co-host position with Kelly Lynch, and most importantly all the time he’s contributed to the people of the Capital District. Chuck has been the consummate professional. He’s a great broadcaster who will long be remembered.”