Fans of Cumulus Media Classic Rock “99.9 The Hawk” radio station in Easton and Allentown, Pennsylvania feel it would be hard to leave the void left by morning co-host of the radio station, Joel Shimer, who announced his resignation from the radio station through a Facebook post.
Let’s take a look at the legacy Joel created at 99.9 The Hawk–and what’s next for him in his life–in the Wiki article below. Also, get insights into Joel’s married life, family, and more.
Joel Shimer Quit 99.9 The Hawk
Taking to Facebook on May 15, 2023, Joel announced his resignation from 99.9 The Hawk. He wrote, “Hey Friends! I wanted to share a life update with you; I am no longer with 99-9 The Hawk or The Hawk Morning Show. This was not an easy decision, but I feel like it’s the right move for me at this time… ”
Joel’s on-air partner Rick Michael commented on Joel’s departure from the radio station saying, “Joel as you know has become a great talent over the years working with me and The Hawk Morning Show. I always knew there would be a point when Joel would have to expand his horizons and move on… He has decided to pursue other options and avenues life has to offer and as much as I will miss him, I respect his wishes and wish him nothing but the best life has to offer.”
Through Facebook, Rick shared that Joel submitted his resignation following his return from a vacation.
Joel first joined 99.9 The Hawk in 2016, while he was still a high school student. With time, he was promoted to the role of producer, and then a regular morning host.
Joel Shimer New Job Now
While Joel Shimer has not publicly discussed his future (or what his new job could be), we have some information about Joel’s past jobs and career.
Joel, who studied at Emmaus High School, loved music since he was a child. He performed for the first time at age 4, singing a Christmas duet with his father at Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus.
During his high school year at Emmaus, Joel was a DJ, working on events such as prom and middle school dances.
Right before his senior year, Joel received a job from the 99.9 The Hawk and began working for the radio station. It’s a funny story about how Joel got the job at The Hawk. Actually, in 2016, Joel was performing in downtown Bethlehem at a pop-up beer garden at the Sun Inn, and upon noticing the Hawk van, he said, “Oh my God, the reason why I know all of this classic rock music is that I grew up listening to The Hawk–my favorite radio station growing up,” into the microphone.
In his interview with The Stinger, Joel shared how his parents were skeptical about him doing the job on the radio stations. Since Joel’s father worked in radio in the 1980s, he and his family knew about the cutthroat nature of the business. As for Joel, he had no other plans besides working at The Hawk and fortunately for him, it turned out really good.
Before working at 99.9 The Hawk, Joel worked at Connoisseur Media. He joined Connoisseur Media in November 2016 as Programming Assistant and left as an Assistant Production Director in February 2021.
Since January 2013, Joel has also been operating Shimer and Son Entertainment, providing DJ service at weddings, corporate parties, and School Events.
Is Joel Shimer Married?
Joel rarely shares any details about his love life on the Internet. That makes it hard for us to find any information about his relationship details.
As much we knew, Joel was unmarried as of this writing and has not shared any plans of getting married anytime soon.
For what it’s worth: On Valentine’s Day this year, Joel shared, “Valentine’s Day is lame. Can’t we just love each other every day?!?!?” on his Facebook account.
Joel Shimer Age
As of May 2023, Joel Shimer’s age was only 24.
Joel Shimer Family
Joel Shimer’s parents are Charles and Melanie Shimer. He calls them the “two music fanatics” who shaped his love of melody and lyrics as a young child.
Charles and Melanie are married to each other since October 24, 1992. That means the couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in 2022.
Charles, who was born on June 7, 1962, went to Allentown Business School for his undergraduate studies. He also studied at Saucon Valley Senior High School. Joel’s mother, Melanie Shimer, turned 53 years old in October 2022.
Joel lost his grandmother, Margaret Shimer, on November 3, 2006, at the age of 82. Margaret worked at the former Reinhard Elementary School, Hellertown PA as a Cafeteria Aide for 24 years. Before that, she worked at Bethlehem Steel as a Char Woman for 12 years.
How Tall Is Joel Shimer?
Joel Shimer stands 6 feet tall.
When Is Joel Shimer Birthday?
Ex-radio host Joel Shimer celebrates his birthday on the 10th of September every year. On September 10, 2014, his aunt, Laurie Fehr Boucher wished Joel a happy 16th birthday by sharing a couple of pictures of him and writing, “Happy 16th birthday tomorrow to my awesome & talented nephew Joel Shimer! I hope you have a great day! And remember me when you are famous & let me go backstage for free.”
Where Is Joel Shimer From?
Born and raised in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Joel Shimer currently resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Is Joel Shimer On Instagram And Facebook?
Joel does not use Instagram and is only on Facebook, where he goes by his own name. The music fanatic has 4.5 thousand friends on Facebook.