Scott Laughlin

Cumulus Media news/talk WJBC Bloomington, IL (1230) longtime morning host Scott Laughlin, who took a medical leave of absence from the station in May, has decided to retire.

“I had planned to retire next summer,” Laughlin said in making the announcement. “My circumstances have speeded up that plan.”

Afternoon host Scott Miller will replace Laughlin, paired with News Director Katherine Murphy.

“We wish nothing but the best for Scott Laughlin as he focuses on his health,” Operations manager Dan Westhoff added. “Emotionally, it’s not easy to move forward in a situation like this, but we must. We look forward to having Scott Miller in the morning and know he will do a great job.”

A search for a new afternoon host is underway.