‘Bedtime Magic’ host retiring after 40 years on late-night radio

‘Bedtime Magic’ host David Allan Boucher retiring after 40 years on late-night radio

An iconic late-night radio host in Boston is retiring after more than 40 years in the entertainment business.David Allan Boucher, the host of “Bedtime Magic” on MAGIC 106.7, announced his retirement on the air Wednesday night.Boucher, who has never intentionally shown his face to fans, has hosted “Bedtime Magic” on his own since the inception of MAGIC 106.7 on Jan. 6, 1982.His retirement will signal the end of “Bedtime Magic,” which has been the longest-running and most successful nighttime show in the history of Boston radio while running from 7 p.m. to midnight.”He was the first voice on MAGIC when it signed on 40 years ago — and has been a mainstay on MAGIC 106.7 since,” the radio station wrote on social media. “We will be celebrating his illustrious legacy with special programming, so continue to send in suggestions! “Forty years is a long time and I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend that time at one dial position, one time slot, on one great radio station,” Boucher said in a statement. “I’m very grateful to the generations of friends who spend so many years with us every night. Without them, there wouldn’t have been a show.” Boucher’s announcement comes just over a month after another Boston radio icon, KISS 108’s Matt Siegel, announced his retirement. Siegel, who hosted “Matty in the Morning,” was on the air for 41 years.

An iconic late-night radio host in Boston is retiring after more than 40 years in the entertainment business.

David Allan Boucher, the host of “Bedtime Magic” on MAGIC 106.7, announced his retirement on the air Wednesday night.

Boucher, who has never intentionally shown his face to fans, has hosted “Bedtime Magic” on his own since the inception of MAGIC 106.7 on Jan. 6, 1982.

His retirement will signal the end of “Bedtime Magic,” which has been the longest-running and most successful nighttime show in the history of Boston radio while running from 7 p.m. to midnight.

“He was the first voice on MAGIC when it signed on 40 years ago — and has been a mainstay on MAGIC 106.7 since,” the radio station wrote on social media. “We will be celebrating his illustrious legacy with special programming, so continue to send in suggestions!

“Forty years is a long time and I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend that time at one dial position, one time slot, on one great radio station,” Boucher said in a statement. “I’m very grateful to the generations of friends who spend so many years with us every night. Without them, there wouldn’t have been a show.”

Boucher’s announcement comes just over a month after another Boston radio icon, KISS 108’s Matt Siegel, announced his retirement. Siegel, who hosted “Matty in the Morning,” was on the air for 41 years.