Longtime 102.5 The Game radio host Darren McFarland is out at the station after 11 years.
The move was initially announced at the start of Tuesday’s midday show by program director Chase McCabe, who had shared hosting duties with McFarland and Willy Daunic on the station’s midday show, “Darren, Daunic and Chase.”
McCabe confirmed Wednesday to the Tennessean that it was the station’s decision to part ways with McFarland.
“We appreciate all of Darren’s contributions over the years and wish him only the best in his future endeavors,” McCabe said.
McFarland has been on Nashville airwaves since 2004 and was with 102.5 The Game since the station’s switch to sports radio in 2011. McFarland also was the Nashville Predators’ studio host on 102.5 from 2013 through the recent season.
“When you have been in the radio business for 25 years, I guess you are never surprised by anything,” McFarland told the Tennessean. “I’m just thankful for the 11 years I spent on the air at 102.5 The Game.”
McFarland called Nashville home and said he and his wife want to continue to raise their son in the area.
“Would I love for (my radio career) to continue here? Sure,” McFarland said. “But if that’s it, I walk away with a whole lot of memories and great stories to tell.”
102.5 The Game’s show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays is renamed “Chase, Willy & D-Mase” with the addition of former Titans wide receiver Derrick Mason.