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Southeastern North Carolina’s most listened-to morning talk radio host, Chad Adams, is leaving The Big Talker FM.

Adams has hosted Mornings with Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM (106.3 and 93.7 FM) since 2010.

“It’s a good time for me to professionally move on,” Adams said about his decision.

“I have truly enjoyed being a part of the southeastern North Carolina community. It has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity. I am proud of the guests we’ve had on and the tone of the show.

“I am very proud that we were able to rise above the pettiness and the personal attacks. I feel like we were really able to advance the discussion about important issues in southeastern North Carolina and North Carolina. I’m looking forward to the next challenge,” Adams said.

Adams’ last day on air will be Friday, March 29.

“Chad has served the community and our company with hard work and dedication for the past three years.  We are sad to see him go and wish him the best in all of his new endeavors,” Beau Gunn, general manager of Hometown Wilmington Media, said.

Aimee Bowen, program director for The Big Talker FM, has served as Adams’ producer since he joined The Big Talker team in 2010.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Chad over the past few years. His genuine passion for wanting to make the community a better place came through over the airwaves every day, and I am going to miss the heck out of him—so will southeastern North Carolina.

“Never have I met anyone who has the ability to so rapidly connect the dots on 100 different things after a single topic is brought up—his wiring works perfectly for talk radio. He has been informative and passionate, not angry, when it comes to local, state and national issues and topics we cover on the show. I think his approach was refreshing to the community and allowed for a more broad appeal. We are very lucky to have had him as part of our team, and wish nothing but the best for him,” Bowen said.

Prior to joining Hometown Wilmington Media, parent company of Port City Daily, Adams worked for Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of North Carolina’s most active grass-roots organizations, where he served as development officer for North Carolina. He also served as director of the Center for Local Innovation and vice-president of development for the John Locke Foundation.

Adams’ political career began in 1998, when he was first elected county commissioner in Lee County. He went on to serve as vice-chairman for the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, attended graduate school at N.C. State University and is a fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.

In 2002, Adams was recognized by the N.C. Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of five Outstanding Young North Carolinians for his political and community work. In 1998, he was recognized by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of America’s Outstanding Young Leaders and was given the Charles Kulp Memorial Award.