Before WJBK-TV’s Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle said goodbye to their audience on March 25, they were in the guest chairs for a special edition of the station’s “Let It Rip” program co-hosted by Charlie Langton. Langton talked to Perkins and Gayle about their longtime run at the station. Both Perkins and Gayle announced their retirement in February.
“We were a partnership on the set and a partnership offset – and I don’t mean that, with how that sounds,” Gayle said, laughing. “I am just so grateful and happy that we got to have this time together. I really am.”
“It is extremely rare, but Monica and I from the very first time we met, knew we would be together as an anchor team – for perpetuity,” Perkins said. “We are able to communicate sometimes without even speaking to each other. We know what we are thinking, we know what we are feeling. We know what the audience, I think, is feeling.”
During the show Huel and Monica covered:
- How they got their start and how quickly Detroit became home.
- The infamous giant cloud of dust from the Hudson’s building implosion downtown.
- How Let It Rip got its start.
- Favorite memories and plans for their retirement.
Former WJBK TV-2 Meteorologist Chris Edwards joined the panel along with current Chief Meteorologist Rich Luterman and Sports Director Dan Miller to share their thoughts as well.