CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - After 44 years in radio, Magic 95.1 morning talk show host Pat Benton has announced his retirement.
Pat’s career started on October 2, 1968 on a all Spanish station in Chicago.
He continued to work in radio while serving in Vietnam and throughout college.
In 1994, Pat was hired by River Radio to host the morning show on Z100.
In 2000, Pat was moved to Magic 95.1 where he has hosted the weekday morning Celebration of Life for the last 13 years.
During his time in Radio, Pat has developed a strong relationship The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.
The result of this bond was the development of Pat’s Kids. Spearheaded by Benton, Pat’s Kids is a charity fundraiser with the sole purpose of helping children in Southern Illinois have a memorable Christmas.
In 2012 alone, Pat’s Kid’s was able to help over 180 thousand Southern Illinois children.