In a crowded broadcasting booth, it was an emotional goodbye from long-time broadcaster Steve Hausmann, as he signed off the radio for the last time on Friday.

The New Englander made his way to Rochester and has worked at virtually every television and radio station in town, landing at The BEE for the last 19 years of his long career.

"I’m wrapping up a 51-year career doing exactly what I wanted to do from the time I was 5 years old. I knew what I wanted to do. I never thought I’d be doing it here in Rochester, New York, but it has just been such a great run, especially here at The BEE," said Steve

Steve says he loves his job; he just doesn’t love the alarm clock going off at 3:00 in the morning. But he promises he will still be a listener.

"The room was filled with friends of mine, people that work here, people who don’t work here and it really made me think that, I guess 51 years was more than just a little luck," Hausmann said.

Surrounded by co-workers, family and friends, he said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who sent me cards, who sent me notes, who sent me Facebook messages. I’m the luckiest guy in the world, I really am." 

And with his arm around his wife, Steve said, "My wife Julie, you’re stuck with me now, baby."  "Looking forward to it," said Julie Hausmann.

From Spectrum News, we wish our friend all the best in retirement.