Radio personality Dale Mann retires after 50 years

Published: Sep. 10, 2014 at 10:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2015 at 10:49 AM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, LA - For five decades, Dale Mann has been a familiar voice on the radio. Now that voice is being retired.

Dale got his start at KPLC radio in 1964. From there, he did stints at KLCL, Q101, KYKZ and Gator 99.5. He even spent time in country music management in Nashville. Along the way he met a lot of people, including some of the top names in the business.

"My favorite artist as far as an entertainer is probably Neil McCoy," said Dale. "Neil is one of the nicest guys. He's a personal friend. He is one great entertainer."

Dale says he plans on spending more time with family.

"I want to make that up with my kids and be with their kids. A lot more than I spent with them, because I was always busy and was always looking after my own agenda. Then when you grow older you think, that isn't the right way to go."

So as he rides into the radio sunset, we wish Dale Mann what one of his favorite stars Roy Rogers would wish his fans...Happy Trails.

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