MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) – WTMJ host Charlie Sykes is stepping down from his daily radio show.
Sykes says in a statement on RightWisconsin.com, “This is not a decision that I made either lightly or recently and it was not driven by this year’s political season. I made this decision more than a year ago for both professional and very personal reasons. My father died when he was 63, and I will turn 62 this year, so this year has always been circled on my calendar.”
Sykes, a vocal member of the #NeverTrump movement, says he didn’t make the decision due to the rise of “Trumpism”, but that this campaign season has made his decision easier.
“The conservative movement has been badly damaged; obviously the conservative media is broken as well,” Sykes says. “So this is a good time for step back, sit down for a while, and ask ‘What the hell just happened here?'”
He says he will remain an active voice. He will continue to be an editor for RightWisconsin.com and Wisconsin Interest Magazine.
Sykes says he will remain on air until the end of the year.
Click here to read Charlie Sykes’ full statement on his decision to step down.