On Friday morning word started to spread that Lou Russo had a major announcement to deliver at 8 a.m. on Monday morning.  Based on the tone and the wording, people started to wonder what he'd say.  By Monday morning thousands had reached out to the station with concern, showing a deep connection to Lou and affection for all he's meant to the station and the Jersey Shore community.

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One of the messages read, "After a lot of soul searching and after talking about it with everyone I respect in the business and everyone I love in my family, I have made a decision that might come as a surprise to some of you. Management has graciously given me the opportunity to share it with you, and I appreciate that very much. I’ll share my decision with you this coming Monday at 8 am. Please join me. I want you to hear this from me and not from anyone else. And thank you for your years of support. I love you all."

And then he posted this video on Facebook.

As the clock struck 8, Lou delivered a very important message.

NOW, help them name the show.  Open our 94.3 The Point APP and share a suggestion!  Here's some intel on Lou and Shannon and a photo gallery so you can get to know Shannon.


Born: Staten Island, NY

High School: Monsignor Farrell

College: St. Johns University

Spouse: Diane

Children: 3 stepchildren and 1 grandson

1st Radio Station: WVRM Airport Plaza Hazlet, NJ

Biggest Passion (non-radio): Mets


Born: Dover, NJ

High School: Roxbury High School

College: County College of Morris and Penn State

Spouse: Tony

Children: 3 daughters

1st Radio Station: WBHV State College Beaver 103

Biggest Passion (non-radio): Family

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Get To Know Lou's Partner Shannon Holly

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