Keri Noble announced on the air Monday morning that she's leaving Cities 97.1 FM.
Noble made the decision after 6 1/2 years on the station's morning show, so she can dedicate her time to giving voice lessons to more than 40 singers she's been working with over the last three years.
"I had no idea I could love doing something so much," she wrote in a blog about her reasons for leaving. "I realized that my love and passion for working with aspiring singers, and helping them find their voices, surpasses the satisfaction I get from creating my own music."
She added: "When you get up at 3:30AM, teach all day, and try to work in some concerts of your own, that doesn’t leave much room to breathe."
Noble still performs her own music and is releasing a new album, Hurricane, this Wednesday. She also has upcoming shows in Chanhassen, Excelsior, St. Paul and St. Cloud through the end of the year.
Noble's last day at Cities 97.1 is Wednesday. Paul Fletcher, the music director and afternoon host at Cities 97.1, will take over the morning show on an interim basis beginning Monday.
The station has plans to hire a new morning show host but a timeline hasn't been decided.