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Mary Jo Heath To Step Down As Met Host

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Mary Jo Heath has announced that she will retire as the Met’s radio host at the end of this broadcast season.

Mary Jo Heath has announced that she will retire as the Met’s radio host at the end of this broadcast season.

Heath has spent 15 years at the Met, first as a senior radio producer where she produced nearly 1,000 broadcasts, and then as host following the death of Margaret Juntwait in 2015.

She is only the fourth announcer since the broadcasts began in 1931, following Milton Cross (1931-1975), Peter Allen (1975-2004) and Margaret Juntwait (2004-2015).

The Met radio broadcasts are the longest running classical music series in American broadcast history. They can be heard every Saturday morning from early December through roughly the end of May on JPR's Classics & News Service.